Smart Moves

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

Association Professionals

The HealthWell Foundation has hired Mary P. Sundeen as executive director. Sundeen was previously the president and chief executive officer of a Maryland hospice.

Angie Stengel, CAE, has been hired as chief operations officer for Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. Stengel previously served as director of membership and leadership at the Oncology Nursing Society.

Nancy Eckert will leave the D.C. Metropolitan Subcontractors Association in February 2010. Eckert was the executive director.

The American Veterinary Medical Association has hired Stephanie Fisher as grassroots coordinator.

Todd Daniel has been named executive director of the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association.

Frank Doyle has been hired as director of membership and affiliate relations for the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Doyle was formerly the deputy director of the National Communication Association.

The Skoll Foundation has hired Ben Binswanger as vice president of program and impact.

Dan Glickman will leave the Motion Picture Association of America in September 2010. Glickman served as chairman and CEO.

The International Facility Management Association has hired Anthony J. Keane, CAE, as president and CEO.

John Caner was hired as executive director of the Downtown Berkeley Association. Caner previously ran Rebuilding Together Oakland.

The Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association has hired Jon Devaney as executive director.

Hospitality Industry

Robert Hornman has been promoted to managing director of WORLDHOTELS.

The Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa has hired Kashmie Ali as general manager. Ali was previously the director of operations for the Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resorts in St. Lucia.

The Westin Jersey City has announced two new hires: Karen Serritella as sales manager and Elizabeth Stacey as catering manager.

The Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired Vanessa Kager as director of sales.

David Rijos has been hired as general manager of the Shores Resort & Spa.

Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center has hired Brad Duncan as sales manager.

Brandi Scott has been hired as corporate sales manager at the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. Scott previously served as sales manager for Marriott International, Inc.

Industry Partner News

ATBS Canada, Inc., has hired Alexandra Gow as office manager.

Terry Watterson has been hired as vice president of the personal expense division of Meridian Management Group.

MacNair Travel Management has hired Victoria Olson as corporate sales manager. Olson was recently the national sales manager for Association Travel Concepts.

Trillium Solutions Group has hired Brian Flippinger as director of staffing.

Affiliated Power Purchasers International, LLC, has hired Jane Seagraves as business development director.

Mindy Eras has been hired as director of client services for Preferred Public Relations. Eras was previously the corporate communications manager at the Venetian/Las Vegas Sands Corporation.