Comings and Goings: May/June 2016
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration appointed Lois Stirewalt O’Connor the executive director of its research and education arm, the Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation.
The National Retail Federation promoted Lisa Marzetti to senior vice president of member development and partnerships, a newly created position in the organization.
Event management company National Trade Productions, Inc., has selected Chris Harar to oversee the Events Division as president of NTP Events.
The American Association of Endodontists named Kenneth J. Widelka its new executive director. Previously, he was the COO at the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Robert A. Walton will succeed retiring Brian E. Cartier, CAE, as CEO of the National Association of College Stores.
The Irving (Texas) Convention & Visitors Bureau hired Wendy Foster as its new convention services manager.
Destination Marketing Association International announced that Don Welsh will be its new president and CEO. He previously served as CEO of Choose Chicago.
Robby Wehagen has been promoted to director of the government relations department at the American Traffic Safety Services Association.
Lucas Lentsch is taking over as CEO at the Midwest Dairy Association, following his tenure as South Dakota’s secretary of agriculture.
R. Norris Orms was appointed vice president of the Chicago office of Washington, DC-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions.
The board of the Canada Organic Trade Association has chosen Tia Loftsgard as the group’s new executive director.
Kelsey Johnson is the new president of the Iron Mining Association, replacing Craig Pagel, who held the position for more than nine years.
Federico Ciampi has joined Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands as the new general manager.
Scott D. Grayson is the new executive director of the American Public Works Association and Canadian Public Works Association.
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board expanded its marketing team by adding Travis Geiser as sports sales manager and Megan Plescha as creative design associate.
Clockwise from left: Robert A. Walton, Lois Stirewalt O’Connor, Tia Loftsgard, Robby Wehagen.