SpeedVegas, the soon-to-be opened Las Vegas attraction that offers customers a racetrack driving experience in exotic racing cars, has announced that Pavy Mueller has joined the organization as director of global sales. A 20-year veteran of the tour and travel industry, Mueller’s CV includes tenures with Four Season Hotels and, most recently, Sundance Helicopters. Her responsibilities will include corporate meeting/incentive group and leisure/wholesale markets.
Gina Romanelli has been promoted to the post of director of sales at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Romanelli has been with the attraction since 2004, most recently as director of group sales. Prior to joining the National Constitution Center, she worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Charles D. McKee has been named as head of marketing for Malaysia Airlines. McKee has 27 years’ experience in the airline, hospitality and travel sectors, including tenures with Air Canada and lastminute.com. Most recently he was vice president of marketing at Canada’s Delta Hotels & Resorts.
Samie Barr has been named as Hyatt’s new vice president of global brands. Barr, who has more than 25 years of consumer and retail experience, joins Hyatt from Starbucks, where she spent more than 14 years in a range of senior brand management roles. She has also worked for Nintendo.
Fanny Yeung has been named general manager of Sabre Travel Network’s Hong Kong operations. Yeung previously spent 20 years with Abacus, which was recently acquired by Sabre. She then moved to Travel Innovation Partners where she was responsible for product analysis and implementation support.
Reed Travel Exhibitions has appointed David Hidalgo Ayala as new show director, ICOMEX and Event Production Forum, for the Reed Exhibitions Mexico Portfolio. Prior to joining Reed, Ayala was general director of the Yucatan CVB.
Neil Beard, former Lowcost Travel Group head of worldwide purchasing, has joined Superbreak, where he serves as head of product and purchasing for London, reporting to sales and product director Jane Atkins. Before Lowcost Travel Group, Beard spent six years contracting hotels for the London Olympic Games.