people and development

People News: OVG360, Encore, Cobb Galleria Centre and More Unveil New Leadership, Make Myriad Promotions

As the meetings industry continues its steady journey out of the COVID-19 pandemic, event-related organizations across the U.S. and abroad are tapping new executives, promoting staff and welcoming new team members in preparation for clearer skies ahead. Here are the latest exciting new people developments you need to know!

Straight Talk: Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO, Meeting Professionals International

Having been at the helm of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) since 2013, Paul Van Deventer has steered the biggest and most vibrant meeting and event industry association on the globe through both challenging and triumphant times over the years. Yet 2022 is turning out to be one of the most celebratory for him and the MPI community at large.

People News: JUNO, Radisson Blu Mall of America, Destination Colorado and More Make Promotions, Fill Teams

In their quest for recovery and growth, event technology providers, CVBs, hotels and other event-related organizations have been busily tapping new executives as well as filling director and management positions with experienced professionals. Check out all the hard-working individuals moving up in the corporate events industry across the U.S. this month!

People News: Visit Salt Lake, Ungerboeck, Visit Spokane and More Expand Leadership Teams, Welcome New Staff

From expanding leadership teams to newly created positions designed to better position organizations for accelerated growth and scale, the meetings and events industry remains a plentiful source of expansive opportunities for hard-working professionals seeking career advancement. Take a look at the latest people moves!

Spring continues to blossom with a slew of new hires and promotions at trade show and event-related organizations across the U.S. and abroad. Here’s the latest news about professionals in the trade show industry that you need to know!

Event Expert Insights: Thuy Diep, Senior Experience Designer, Haute

As an 18-year-old professional cheerleader, Thuy Diep was so joyfully immersed in the tasks of organizing dinners, hotel arrangements, welcome events and competitions for her cheerleaders association, that she just may have been belting out her own personal cheer: “5, 6, 7, 8! Who do we appreciate? Event planners!”  

During college, her curiosity for event planning became more intense, along with her enthusiasm for it.

People News: Greater Miami CVB, Spiro, Hubilo and More Appoint New Leaders, Announce Staff Promotions

The second quarter of the year is moving full steam ahead as organizations covering all facets of the corporate events industry continue their robust hiring and promoting activities to fill key positions and reward hard-working staff with elevated titles. Take a look! 

Women at the Helm: Teri Orton, General Manager, Hawai‘i Convention Center 

Born and raised in the Hawaiian islands, Teri Orton’s passion for the hospitality industry started early. In fact, it’s part of her family legacy. Both her parents worked in hospitality, so she was born into and exposed to the industry as a small child, yet never felt the need to rebel against or stray from the family business as a young adult. 

People News: CORT, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, ASM Global and More Make Promotions, Bolster Teams

Event industry suppliers, CVBs and hospitality groups throughout the U.S. and across the pond are fine-tuning their teams and elevating staff via robust hiring and promoting moves. Take a look!

CORT 

Leading furniture rental and transition services provider CORT recently announced the retirement of Executive Vice President Mark Koepsell after more than 34 years of dedicated service to the company.