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November Industry Personnel News

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has named Erika Pumphrey and Stuart Evans as national sales managers. Pumphrey will oversee sales to the Northeast market, while Evans will manage the mid-Atlantic market. Pumphrey brings more than 10 years of marketing and sales experience with Marriott and the Fiesta Bowl. Evans has worked in the hospitality industry for 13 years, including a sales position for the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Florida.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville CVB has hired David Kinney as director of Midwest sales. Kinney will be based in Chicago. Most recently, he worked for the Puerto Rico CVB as regional sales manager. Previous employers include the Hilton Orrington and TravelCLICK.

NAPA, Calif. – The Meritage Resort and Spa has appointed Ellie Callihan as regional sales manager. Callihan will focus on the group and incentive business in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Arizona and Southern California. She previously worked in sales for Hilton Hotels, Choice Hotels and La Quinta.

LANSING, Mich. – Amanda Toy was hired as sales manager for the Greater Lansing CVB. Toy has eight years of hotel sales experience, including a sales position at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

ENID, Okla. – Marcy Jarrett was named interim general manager of Global Spectrum’s Cherokee Strip Conference Center. Jarrett currently works as the director of the Enid CVB. She will keep her job at the bureau during the transition. Jarrett has12 years of travel industry experience, and worked for the Cherokee Strip Conference Center before becoming director of the Enid CVB.

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton CVB has hired Susan Walski and Tiffany Carr as group sales managers. Walski will handle the state association, corporate and medical markets. Previously, she was the area director of sales for Residence Inn in Williamsburg, Va. Carr will market to trade associations, public administrations and education departments. She is a 17-year meetings industry veteran.