Nathan Decker

Decker joined Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Maui, Hawaii as director of national accounts, dealing with West Coast group sales. Decker has spent more than 10 years in luxury hospitality sales. Most recently, Decker was area director of sales at Auberge Resorts Collection. He has held sales and marketing directorships at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua, Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Maui, The St. Regis Princeville Resort and more.

Tara Anne Rothberg

Rothberg is now hotel manager of Kimpton Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously, Rothberg was mademoiselle d’Etiquette at Etiquette by Tara, a self-started business that teaches children’s etiquette and hospitality training classes, which she continues to run. Rothberg has been in sales, marketing and management for over 10 years and has been a leader in her field at Harrah’s Entertainment, The Ebbitt Room at The Virginia Hotel Cape May in New Jersey, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants and others.

Anthony Mancuso, CMP

Mancuso is convention sales manager at Discover Santa Clara. Mancuso has been in event, tourism and hospitality sales for over a decade. Most recently, Mancuso was director of convention sales and development at Visit El Paso, the Texas destination’s tourism bureau. He has also worked in management roles for Visit Oakland, San Francisco Travel Association, Park Central Hotel in San Francisco and others.

Martin Moggré

Dallas-based global event company Freeman promoted Moggré to chief client officer. Moggré has been with Freeman for over 30 years, beginning in 1988 as senior vice president of sales. He most recently held the position of executive vice president and chief sales officer of expositions. Moggré also currently serves on several executive committees at Freeman.

Claudette Davis

Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB), the Bahamas destination marketing organization for Nassau and Paradise Island resorts and hotels, promoted Davis to director of travel industry marketing. Previously, Davis was director of marketing services at NPIPB’s Florida office, but she has spent over 30 years building NPIPB’s relationships with partners, agents, operators and planners across the Western Hemisphere.

Scott Schult

Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (NCVC) appointed Schult as CMO. Schult brings over 20 years of marketing management experience to his new role. Most recently strategic advisor of destinations and brands at the travel brand platform, Schult also worked for Visit St. Pete Clearwater (VSPC) in the greater St. Petersburg area of Florida and spent 12 years as executive vice president and CMO of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

Fabio Marigliano and Morton Johnston

General Hotel Management Ltd. (GHM) welcomed Marigliano as general manager of The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah Resort in the UAE and Johnston as general manager of The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort in Doha, Qatar.

Marigliano has been in the hospitality management business for over 25 years, most recently working for Minor Hotels in Doha, Qatar as executive assistant manager. Marigliano has been resort manager, director of food and beverage and sales manager for catering and events at properties from the U.K. to Beijing, China.

Johnston has more than 20 years of hospitality management experience. Previously, Johnston was The Chedi Muscat, Oman’s general manager. He has been general manager for several brands and properties throughout his career, including The Lanesborough London hotel, Regent Hotels & Resorts in Taipei, Taiwan and more.

Becky Bixby, CEM

Detroit convention center Huntington Place hired Bixby as assistant general manager. Bixby brings nearly 30 years of event and hospitality management experience to her new role. Most recently, Bixby was senior manager of client services at Informa, an international events research group in Boulder, Colorado. She has also worked for Freeman event company as vice president of exhibitor services and national director of exhibitor services and was event manager at Bands of America Inc. in Chicago.

Kristen Pryor

The Hythe Vail named Pryor general manager of the new, luxury Rocky Mountains resort. Pryor brings over 25 years of hospitality management, marketing and sales to the property. Previously, Pryor was director of sales and marketing at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Colorado’s Vail Valley, where she has also held the role of general manager. Pryor was also a leader at JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, Vail Resorts, Omni Interlocken Hotel and others.


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