By Don Douloff, January 29, 2009
Westin Ottawa Names Robert Lemieux Director of Sales & Marketing
The Westin Ottawa has appointed Robert Lemieux director of sales and marketing.
Lemieux returns to the Westin Ottawa after years of progressively senior sales positions. These include the positions of director of sales and marketing and director of group sales in Vancouver, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Boston under the Marriott, Radisson, Delta, Westin and Sheraton brands.
For the past year, he was director of sales with the Sheraton Boston.
Joe Nishi Named Regional Director, Meeting Encore Group
Joe Nishi has been appointed regional director for The Meeting Encore Group Inc., in Toronto. Nishi brings with him more than 18 years hospitality experience, beginning his career in Japan and then working in Vancouver and San Diego. He worked as director of sales and marketing for The Westin Bayshore and the Sheraton Centre and, since 2004, was senior director of global sales, Canada, for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.
Nishi is also a board of trustee and chair-elect for the MPI Foundation Canada.
Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons Named Communications Manager for TCL
Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons has been named communications manager for Trade Centre Limited (TCL), based in Halifax.
During the past decade, in Halifax, she has held senior management positions in communications and marketing at The Daily News, Maritime Broadcasting System and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
A provincial crown corporation, TCL operates six business units: World Trade & Convention Centre, Exhibition Park, Ticket Atlantic, Halifax Metro Centre, Events Halifax and World Trade Centre Atlantic Canada.