Art Jiminez has joined Reno Tahoe USA as the agency’s executive director of sales. Jiminez, who was most recently vice president of marketing for Travel Leaders Group in Las Vegas, previously served for more than 15 years as senior director of leisure sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Stefanie Schulze zur Wiesch, TUI Germany’s former head of strategy and marketing chief, has taken over responsibility for TUI’s holiday homes activities with the task of developing the new TUI Villas program and has also become CEO of Atraveo, a holiday homes portal.
Clodagh Oxley is leaving her position as executive director of the Visit USA Committee Ireland to become marketing manager for the Talbot Hotel in Carlow, which is about 45 miles southwest of Dublinl. Clodagh had served the committee for the past five years. Previously, she had worked for five years in sales and marketing for Delta Air Lines.
Salvatore Carusone has been named purchasing manager, West Coast USA & Western Canada, at Sunhotels in Las Vegas. He joins the company from Holiday Professionals, where he was product manager West Coast. Carusone’s career also includes tenures in managerial posts at Kuoni and Kuoni-owned GTA.
Alan Humason has been appointed executive director of the Mendocino County Tourism Commission. A veteran of more than 15 years in the marketing/communications industry, Humason most recently served as executive director of Yolo County Visitors Bureau.
Götz Ahmelmann has been named chief commercial officer at airberlin, replacing Julio Rodriguez, who has gone on to Niki, the low-cost Austrian airline. For Ahmelmann, the move marks a return to a position he already held (2014-15) before moving to Etihad Airways, where he served as vice president, European Equity Partners at Etihad Airways for two years. Ahmelmann has also served in senior sales positions for Lufthansa.