Louisiana CVB head Sues to be Reinstated after Accidentally Live-Streaming Nude Video of Herself on Instagram. Lynn Dorsey has filed in Webster (Louisiana) District Court seeking reinstatement to her job as executive director of the Webster Parish CVB. The CVB, meanwhile, has been moving forward with the process for selection of a new executive director. Dorsey lost her job in February following an incident last December in which she accidentally live-streamed a nude video of herself over the CVB’s Instagram account. In her suit, Dorsey alleges irregularities in a January meeting of the CVB’s board during which she was placed on leave, as well as the February meeting in which she was dismissed.
Paul Wait is leaving his post as CEO of GTMC and is joining Southall Travel Group in September as chief operating officer. Wait has been with GTMC since January 2013. Previously, he served Virgin Atlantic Airways for 12 years, leaving the company as general manager. Wait was also vice president, sales, for American express for 28 years.
Copa Airlines has just announced the hiring of Mariana Trevizan as the new sales manager for São Paulo and inland Brazil. Copa, the flag carrier for Panama, is based in Panama City and serves as a major connecting point between flights from South and Latin America and the USA. It serves Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco, Tampa, Washington, D.C. and beginning Dec. 11, 2017, Denver. A 17 year veteran of the travel industry, has previously served with Etihad Airways, South African Airways and British Airways.
Anja Keckeisen, CEO at HolidayCheck unit in Germany, has suddenly resigned from her job, effective at the end of June—for family reasons. She will be replaced by marketing director Christoph Ludmann. The Swiss-based HolidayCheck Group includes the Holidaycheck portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Zoover in the Netherlands.