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People Update: Deborah Cavanagh

March 11, 2016

The Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel recently named Deborah Cavanagh director of sales and marketing.  Cavanagh has previous industry experience in director-level positions at Hilton and Westin properties, and the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, in Florida.  She also held positions at Crowne Plaza and Millennium Hotel properties in St. Louis.

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People Update: Deb Myers

March 11, 2016

Deb Myers is now director of corporate sales for the Old Kinderhook golf resort at Lake of the Ozarks.  She previously held restaurant and sales positions at the Lodge of Four Seasons, and worked in food and beverage services for Hyatt Hotels in Beaver Creek, Colo.  Myers majored in marketing at Benedictine College in Atchison, […]

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People Update: Al Beltranena

March 11, 2016

Al Beltranena recently was named general manager of the St. Charles Convention Center.  He also has served as assistant general manager and director of food and beverage for the property.  Beltranena previously worked as an instructor in food and beverage management at the Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Miami, and the Florida Culinary […]

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People Update: Brenda Newbern

March 11, 2016

The Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau has named Brenda Newbern executive director.  Newbern formerly was a sales manager for MidAmerica Hotels Corp. in Cape Girardeau, and has worked in customer service and office operations for retailers and manufacturers.  She also previously served as a group tour manager for the CVB.

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People Update: Phillip Martin, Michelle Martin and Mary Ryan

March 11, 2016

  Phillip Martin and Michelle Martin have been named directors of the Eagle Rock Retreat Center in Eagle Rock, Mo.; and Mary Ryan has been named group accounts representative for the Lake Williamson Christian Conference Center in Carlinville, Ill. Both facilities are members of the Christian Retreats Network.    

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People Update: Mindy Lallier

March 11, 2016

Mindy Lallier has been named director of sales and services at the Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau in Kansas.  She joined the CVB in 2003 and formerly served as a senior sales manager.  Previously, she worked for a hotel management company and for the Hotel Thayer at West Point, N.Y.

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People Update: Dion Brown

March 11, 2016

The National Blues Museum has named Dion Brown executive director. Located in downtown St. Louis, the museum is scheduled for an April 2016 opening.  It will feature exhibits, artifacts, educational programs, and space for meetings and events.

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People Update: Joe Gottlob, Misty Willinger and David Schaeffer

March 11, 2016

The Barnett on Washington event venue in midtown St. Louis has added Joe Gottlob, Misty Willinger and David Schaeffer (left to right) to its team.  Gottlob was named events manager; Willinger is now marketing and events director; and Schaeffer is operations manager.

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People Update: Tim Jacobsen

March 11, 2016

The Missouri Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus in St. Joseph has named Tim Jacobsen to serve the remainder of outgoing president Chuck Martin’s term.  Jacobsen was named interim president of the organization in December 2015.  He is executive director of the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau in Osage Beach.  

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