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CONNECTICUT Norwalk - Reed Exhibitions has announced the appointment of Alicia Tillman as Senior Vice President, Fashion and Vision, Reed Exhibitions. Tillman will lead the Agenda, Capsule and AXIS events, as well as the International Vision Expo and Conferences.


Westbrook - Thomas J. Sullivan has been named General Manager at Water’s Edge Resort and Spa. Sullivan previously worked for Dolce Hotels and Resorts as Director of Operations. In addition, Nestor Sanchez has been named Food and Beverage Director for the resort.


DELAWARE Dover - Gordon Basht has been pro- moted to Senior Director of Hotel Sales for the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.


Wilmington - Joanne Cunningham has been appointed General Manager for the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown.


Wilmington - Diane Angeline joined the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau as Director of Community and Member Relations. This is a newly defined role for the bureau that will focus on relationships in New Castle County and the Brandywine Valley.


LOUISIANA Shreveport-Bossier - The Shreveport- Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau announced that David Bradley has been hired as the Vice President of Sales and Services. Bradley previously served as director of convention sales for the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau in Pennsylvania.


MARYLAND Annapolis - President and CEO of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau, Connie Del Signore, will begin serving on the U.S. Travel Association’s (USTA) Board of Directors this spring. Del Signore is among nine individuals who will embark on their first two-year term as at-large directors elected by USTA members.


NEW JERSEY Atlantic City - Caesars Entertainment has named Steve van der Molen, a hospitality professional with over 12 years of experience, as its Vice President of Meeting Operations for the Atlantic City region. Van der Molen's pri- mary responsibility will be the opening of the Harrah's Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center this coming August.


Atlantic City - Jeff Guaracino has been promoted to Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Atlantic City Alliance.


Atlantic City – The historic Claridge Hotel has announced the appointment of Cem Erenler as Hotel General Manager.


Lambertville - Veteran hotelier Jim Large is the new General Manager for the Lambertville Station Inn. Large will be responsible for all aspects of the hotel’s operations, including its new conference center, now open after a recent $4 mil- lion expansion. His previous experience includes working with major hotel brands such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Starwood. The inn also has named Sharon DeFelices as their new Conference Director.


Princeton - Christopher Carrell has been hired as Director of Catering for the Nassau Inn. He brings 25 years of cater- ing and events experience from his pre- vious work at Grounds For Sculpture/Rat’s Restaurant and the hotel industry.


NEW YORK Niagara Falls - Global Spectrum, the company that manages The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls (CCNF) and Old Falls Street, USA, has named Niagara Falls native Jason Murgia as the new General Manager for its Niagara Falls facilities. In addition, new manage- ment team members have been added and several key members of the current management staff have been promoted to new positions. He succeeds Ryan Coate who has been appointed the full-


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