people and development

People News: Connect, Louisville Tourism, GlobalMeet and More Embrace New Talent, Seasoned Professionals

The U.S. meetings industry is continuing its steady pace of hiring and promoting, with meeting and event-related companies elevating and appointing staff as business forecasts signal a positive outlook for the coming year. Here’s our latest recap of new hires and promotions.

Emerging Leaders: Stefanie Rowe, Director of Venue Marketing, Sodexo Live!

Like many event professionals, Stefanie Rowe did not follow a direct path into the hospitality and events industry. If anything, she imagined opening her own dance studio and performing company. While teaching dance classes post-graduation while serving at a local high-end restaurant inside a hotel, Rowe was recognized by a hospitality leader who noted her natural abilities in sales and negotiation and encouraged her to consider hospitality sales and marketing as a possible career.

People News: InVision Communications, VISIT DENVER and More Expand Leadership Teams, Welcome Experienced Professionals

An array of CVBs, hotels, event agencies and industry associations have been steadily hiring and promoting staff, as well as padding their executive teams as they anticipate a busy 2024. 

InVision Communications 

Full-service event marketing agency InVision Communications recently appointed 25-year event marketing and leadership veteran Angie Smith as its new CEO, effective Jan. 1.

People News: San Diego Tourism Authority, The Broadmoor and More Welcome Female Leaders, Experienced Industry Professionals

This month’s People News celebrates the power of women in the corporate events industry. Check out all these female event professionals who are moving up and assuming senior and leadership roles at event-related organizations across the country!

Partner Voices
Just when it seems like Las Vegas can’t get any bigger, brighter or more exciting for groups, MGM Resorts raises the bar again. The company continues to invest and innovate across its portfolio of Las Vegas resorts, with new attractions and upgraded experiences for attendees of all interests.  Remodeled Guest Rooms MGM Grand is the largest single hotel in the world with over 5,000 guest rooms and an 850,000-square-foot conference center. It is home to the newly remodeled MGM Grand Studio Tower—700 reimagined guest rooms with a fun mid-century vibe. Nearby, the iconic New York-New York Las more