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In Memorium: James “JC” Cacabelos

Late July, the hospitality industry lost one of its shining stars. While on vacation, Jim Cacabelos passed away unexpectedly. His family, friends and colleagues have been reeling from the news, and we at Northwest Meetings + Events extend our condolences and share in their loss.

Lisa Lee, account director with Seattle magazine, and event producer Audrey Fan asked JC’s friends to send us their memories and tributes. We share them here. If you have a memory you would like to share, please do so in the comments:

Seattle RTA Launches New Website

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority has announced the launch of its revamped website. The update site offers a comprehensive trip planning guide for visitors to Seattle, Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines. The guide has quick and easy access to destinations, restaurants, accommodations and more across Seattle Southside.

Meet Dayna Zeitlin

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Dayna Zeitlin was recently hired as vice president of sales strategy and market development at Greystone Hotels in San Francisco.


1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as vice president of sales strategy and market development?

Meet Stephanie Capellas

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Stephanie Capellas was recently hired as the vice president of public relations at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as vice president of public relations?

Meet Terri Woodin

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Terri Woodin was recently hired as the Vice President of Marketing & Global Meeting Services for Meeting Sites Resource.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as the vice president of marketing and global meeting services?

InnSight Hotel Management Group Hires New Vice President of Finance

InnSight Hotel Management Group based in Oregon has selected Todd Gray as their new vice president of finance. Gray joins the company with a background in finance, accounting, information technology and administration. He most recently worked for Menashe Properties, Inc., directing finance and accounting activities.

Goldmoor Inn Appoints New Director of Events

The Goldmoor Inn has announced Glenn Griffith as its new director of events. Griffith will all event planning at the 21-acre property based in Galena, Ill.

He brings more thanr 25 years of experience to his new role, previously serving as director of catering in hotels such as The New York Palace Hotel, The Charles Hotel at Harvard Square and Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. He also has owned his own social and corporate event planning company, Glenn Griffith Inc.

Meet Sue Kunisky

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Sue Kunisky was recently hired as vice president of operations for the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau.

Meet Tom Loftus

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Tom Loftus was recently hired as vice president of communications for Visit Pittsburgh.

Seafair Announces New Hire & Promotions

Seafair has recently undergone some staffing changes promoting two internal staff members, Eric Corning and Andrew Scott, and hiring on Sherry Fadely. Corning has been promoted from the vice president of Seafair to chief operating officer. Scott previously held the position of event manager and has now been promoted to sales manager. Fadely has been hired on as an event producer.

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