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Summary: A roundup of new hires and personnel announcements in the association industry.

Association Professionals

Edward Sims Floyd Jr. has been named executive vice president of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association. He most recently was the executive director of the South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association.

The American Cancer Society has hired Jacob Ferro Jr. as its chief information officer. Ferro previously served as vice president and CIO for AdCare Health Systems.

IEEE has announced that Rodney Spadey will take on the role of senior director, digital marketing and communications. Spadey most recently was director of integrated marketing and media for Johnson & Johnson, Inc.'s Global Marketing Group.

The Native American Fair Commerce Coalition has named Barry W. Brandon executive director. Brandon, the founder and president of Hvmken Consulting, has worked with NAFCC as a strategic advisor since August 2011.

Laura Degnon, CAE, has been named president and CEO of Degnon Associates, Inc.

Carol Gauger has been promoted to director of member engagement and regional relations for the Promotional Products Association International. Gauger previously led PPAI's awards, recognition, and member engagement initiatives.

The American Public Gardens Association has appointed Dr. Casey Sclar its new executive director. Sclar had been serving as interim executive director since September 2011.

Lex Mundi has announced the appointment of Suzanne Fine as director of professional development. She most recently served as global head of professional development at Linklaters.

The American Gas Association has appointed George Lowe vice president of federal affairs. He previously managed his own consulting firm, Lowe Strategies LLC.

Michael Morrissey has been hired as managing director of the International Council of Shopping Centers Europe office. Before joining ICSC, Morrissey was general manager of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations.

Industry Partner News

Ray Luca has been appointed group vice president of exhibits at J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. Luca most recently served as vice president at NaylorCMG.

BCD M&I announced the appointment of Kim McKernan as an account executive. Previously she was a sales executive at Gaylord National at National Harbor.

Mendeley Ltd., has appointed Matt McKay director of communications. McKay previously served as head of communications for BioMed Central.

Michael J. Hatch, founder of Hatch Marketing & Consulting, has been named director of new business development for

Hospitality News

Gus Pine has been hired as the first vice president of regional partnerships for the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. Pine most recently served as the general manager for Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol.

Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the appointment of Andea Fahland as director of member services. Fahland previously led the catering, sales, and private dining team at the Capital Grille.

Paul Keogh has been hired as senior vice president, sales and client service, for the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced the appointment of Edward Shapard as general manager of the Elbow Beach Hotel in Bermuda.

Ana Montano has been named director of food and beverage for the Hyatt Regency Louisville. She previously served as associate director of food and beverage for Hyatt Regency Calgary and Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa.

Fairmont Chicago has hired Mark Huntley as general manager and regional vice president.

Tanna McTee Pearman has joined the Grand Sierra Resort as national sales manager.

Lloyd Williams has been named general manager at Lansdowne Resort. Previously, Williams served as managing director at Innisbrook Resort.

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