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WestJet Names Exec VP, Corporate Services

November 4, 2016 by douloff
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CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. has named Barbara Munroe executive vice-president, corporate services and general counsel, it was announced Nov. 1. “I am delighted to add someone of Barb’s calibre to WestJet’s executive team,” said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet president and

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MPI President to Co-chair Meetings Industry Coalition

October 27, 2016 by douloff
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy initiative, has appointed Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), as coalition co-chair, effective January 2017, it was announced Oct. 18 Van Deventer

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Culinary Capers Names New Executive Chef

October 27, 2016 by douloff
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VANCOUVER — Culinary Capers Catering has named Stewart Boyles executive chef, it was announced Oct. 17. Boyles has worked in kitchens for the past 21 years. After an apprenticeship at the Fairmont Waterfront, in Vancouver, Boyles traveled to gain work experience

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FMAV appoints Mullieka Pellerin VP, National Operations

September 1, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — FMAV has appointed Mullieka Pellerin vice-president, national operations, it was announced Aug 25. As a member of the FMAV senior management team, Pellerin will partner with regional vice-presidents and their operations teams to evolve FMAV operations nationally. Her focus

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Four Seasons Vancouver Names New Executive Chef

August 9, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Four Seasons Vancouver has named Weimar Gomez executive chef, it was announced last month. A 16-year Four Seasons veteran, Gomez developed his talent in prestigious kitchens in Bogota, Miami, Shanghai and Paris, where he spent time at Michelin

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The Westin Calgary Announces New Team Members

March 18, 2013 by Christine Otsuka
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The Westin Calgary has added three new members to their team. John Conmee has been named director of banquets overseeing this important department at the hotel. He joins the team from The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto where he was

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Fairmont Announces Appointments at 4 Canadian Properties

March 6, 2013 by Don Douloff
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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced appointments at four Canadian properties. The Fairmont Banff Springs has named David Roberts regional vice-president and general manager. Roberts returns to Canada after spending the past five years as the company’s executive vice-president, operations. Garrett

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Speakers’ Spotlight Announces Two New Appointments

February 27, 2013 by Don Douloff
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In January, Speakers’ Spotlight added two new members to its team: Justin von Etzdorf, named client services executive, and Jennifer Shepherd, appointed director, business development. In his role as client services executive, von Etzdorf will focus on building relationships and

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Arjun Channa Named Hotel Manager, Sheraton Centre Toronto

February 19, 2013 by Don Douloff

Arjun Channa has been appointed hotel manager at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. He brings a wealth of international hospitality expertise to the role, with more than 15 years of experience at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Channa has worked as food

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Marcel Berube Named Complex GM, Calgary Airport Hotels & Conference Centre

January 25, 2013 by Don Douloff
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Marcel Berube has been named complex general manager of the Calgary Airport Hotels & Conference Centre. He will oversee the operations of the 135-room Hampton Inn and 122-room Homewood Suites, which are scheduled to open in late 2013. Berube joins

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Decor & More Founder Leslee Bell Receives Special Event Lifetime Achievement Award

January 24, 2013 by Don Douloff
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Decor & More Inc. founder and partner Leslee Bell won the Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement at The Special Event Conference, on Jan. 18, in Chicago. This follows the announcement that Bell will be transitioning from president and creative director

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IncentiveWorks Names Stephanie Hiltz Event Coordinator

January 17, 2013 by Don Douloff
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Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) is proud to welcome aboard its recent hire, Stephanie Hiltz, as event coordinator for the IncentiveWorks Show. Within this role, Hiltz will provide support to exhibitors, execute promotional efforts and handle all customer service scenarios.