Moves & Changes

  • Site International Foundation announces Board of Trustees for 2014

    The Site International Foundation is pleased to introduce a distinguished list of global travel and hospitality industry leaders who will serve as the Site International Foundation Board of Trustees effective 1 January 2014. The Site International Foundation President for 2014 is Kurt Paben, Senior Vice-President, AIMIA. “I am honoured to be serving as Foundation President with such a distinguished group of executives representing all disciplines in the global travel and hospitality industry and am excited to work with them to…

  • Site Canada announces 2014 Board of Directors

    Site Canada is pleased to announce the election of its 2014 Board of Directors. The Board comprises a team of proven industry specialists and veterans, who continue the strong representation of Site Canada within the Site Global family. Site Canada’s President for 2014 is Jennifer Glynn, Partner, Meeting Encore Ltd. Serving with Ms Glynn as Officers on the Executive Committee are: President-Elect: Hayley Bishop, CMP, Corporate Sales and Hospitality Manager, Stratus Vineyards Immediate Past-President: Pam Graham, DMCP, Senior Advisor, MCI…

  • Meeting Professionals International appoints Daniel Gilmartin as Chief Financial Officer

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the selection of Daniel Gilmartin, a seasoned finance executive, as its new chief financial officer. In this role, Gilmartin will lead all financial administration, business planning and budgeting as well as oversee board relations and governance. He assumed the position yesterday, reporting to MPI president and CEO Paul Van Deventer. Gilmartin brings a diverse business background to MPI, the largest global meeting and event industry association. He was a certified public accountant in New…

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts appoints David Connor Area Managing Director for Eastern Canada

    David Connor returns to Canada in dual role as Area Managing Director of Eastern Canada and General Manager of the flagship Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Colleen Keating, senior vice president of operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of David Connor as area managing director for Eastern Canada and General Manager of the 1,377 room Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. In this role, he will be charged with managing operations, sales and marketing for the hotel as well as…

  • Jean-Francois Fortin appointed as Executive Chef, Fairmont Le Château Montebello

    Take a little Quebec French flair, combine it with a passion for good food, then pair it with the desire to be the best and you have the recipe for a great chef by the name of Jean-François Fortin (a.k.a. J.F.). It’s not only his charming French accent, which gives away his Quebec roots, but also the tantalizing regional products he uses to help define his cuisine, and ultimately define who he is as a Chef. At the ripe age…

  • GBTA welcomes two vice presidents of business development

    Laurin Talley Ensslin and Peggy Miller Dolphin join GBTA The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, welcomes two talented vice presidents of business development, Laurin Talley Ensslin and Peggy Miller Dolphin. Ms. Ensslin and Ms. Dolphin will each serve as Vice President of Business Development in the redesigned global business development team at GBTA. As GBTA continues to expand globally, both Ms. Ensslin and Ms. Dolphin will join a newly created team…

  • Pradeep Batra appointed Executive Chef at The Westin Prince, Toronto

    Global experiences equal culinary magic Ashok Baghel, General Manager of The Westin Prince, Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of Pradeep Batra as Executive Chef at the hotel. Chef Batra has spent over 19 years in culinary management inspiring hotel guests and patrons throughout Canada, the U.S., and international markets with his culinary creativity and expertise. While completing his Bachelor of Arts, Chef Batra’s professional path began with learning the culinary fundamentals during the pre-opening of the Maurya Sheraton…

  • Meeting Professionals International confirms 2013-2014 volunteer leadership

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announces its 2013-2014 Board of Directors and Volunteer Chairs as well as the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees for the fiscal year July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. Michael Dominguez, CHSE, senior vice president of sales at MGM Resorts International, assumes the role as chairman of the MPI Board of Directors. David Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, will now lead the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees. Dominguez, a past…

  • Allison summers steps down as Managing Director of Site and the Site International Foundation

    Site Global and the Site International Foundation have announced that Managing Director Allison Summers is leaving Site to become Executive Director of Zonta International. The Site Executive Team and its management partner, SmithBucklin Corporation, have implemented both a comprehensive transition strategy as well as the selection process for a new Executive Director for both Site and the Site International Foundation. Paul Dykstra, Vice President Client Services, SmithBucklin Corporation, will serve as Interim Executive Director, supported by Christie Pruyn, Site Director…

  • Meeting Professionals International names Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO

    Leader tapped to build on existing strategic direction, expand MPI impact After a comprehensive search, the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Board of Directors has appointed Paul Van Deventer MPI President and Chief Executive Officer, filling the top leadership role for the largest global meetings and events industry association. Most recently, Mr. Van Deventer served as a Vice President in the Health & Wellness Division at Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the United States. In this role, he was responsible…

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