Cheryl Kilday is resigning from her post as president and CEO of Visit Spokane, to take over as CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce CVB in South Carolina. Kilday, who has served in the position for eight years, officially leaves Visit Spokane on Oct. 12. TJ Hake, Visit Spokane’s vice president of strategic development and operations, will take over as interim CEO.
Delta Air Lines has reshuffled its leadership team in Latin America and the Caribbean. Nicolas Ferri (left) takes over as vice president for Latin America and Alliances for the Americas. Luciano Macagno (right), former director for Brazil, will be responsible for taking over the sales and will be the administrative director for the region. Ferri, meanwhile, will be responsible for leading the execution of Delta’s commercial agreements with its main partners in the Americas region. Ferri’s prior experience in the industry includes tenures with Aeromexico, Gol, Aerolíneas Argentinas and West Jet. Both moves are a part of Delta’s transfer of its sales from Latin America to Miami.
David Herrell has been named president and CEO of the Quad Cities CVB. Herrell succeeds Joe Taylor, who is leaving the position after 20 years. He officially begins his new job on Oct. 8. Herrell comes to his new post from Jacksonville, Florida, where he served as the city’s sports and entertainment officer for nearly four years.
Sibo Kuhlmann is leaving his job as director, franchise sales and assortment purchasing for TUI Germany. Kuhlmann, who has been with TUI for 17 years and has been responsible for franchise sales for seven years, is departing at his own request. No successor has been named. For the time being – Michael Knapp, sales director, is taking over the job in addition to his previous responsibilities.
Leticia Gonzalez-Alvarez has been appointed to the post of hotel manager, chains, at Hotelbeds Group. She joins the company from The Venetian/The Palazzo, Resort Hotel and Casino/Sands Corp. where she served for 10 years in several senior sales positions.
Elske Doets for 22 years at Jan Doets America Tours
Angus Bond for 7 years at Virgin Holidays
Chris Aguilar for 6 years at runDisney/Disney Created Sports, Disney Sports Attractions
Antoinette Eckert for 4 years at the San Francisco Travel Association
Brian Said for 2 years at Choose Chicago
Chris Ellis for 2 years at Brand USA
Patrik Birkhofer for 1 year at TBO Holidays