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Industry Personnel News: August 2012

BENSALEM, Pa. – Visit Bucks County has named Rachel Wolkiewicz as meeting and events sales manager. She will handle the association, corporate, religious, government, military and family reunion markets. She was previously on the marketing and sales team for York County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Jessica Morse has joined Kiawah Island Golf Resort in group sales. Morse will focus on the mid-Atlantic region. Before her hire, she was a sales manager and represented nine Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Gloria Lu is director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. She has 14 years of experience with Hyatt, including her most recent position as associate director of sales for the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla.

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Metro CVB has promoted Katherine O’Donnell as vice president of community relations. O’Donnell previously was director of marketing. Before coming to the bureau in 2001, she worked in public relations at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Expo Center has hired Alicia Crawford Loos as sales manager. Loos most recently worked as marketing and public relations coordinator for the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Donna Marchese was appointed northeast regional director of sales for KSL Resorts. Marchese is responsible for corporate and medical accounts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. She has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including director of business development at Executive Meetings and Incentives.

NAPA, Calif. – The Meritage Resort and Spa has hired Craig Tonks as national sales manager for the Midwest association market. Tonks has more than 30 years of hospitality experience.