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Welcome Craig Hall

"We are delighted to have Craig join the CVB in promoting Jefferson City as a sport tourism destination," said Executive Director Diane Gillespie. "Craig brings sports knowledge to the position that will be a great service to the sports planners and bring events to Jefferson City. Being from Jefferson City, Craig has a passion and love for our community and wants to help create tourism for our city and county."


Craig comes to the JCCVB with eight years of experience in the sports planning field. Recently, he was the Sports Director for the Jefferson City YMCA. While there, Craig directed all youth and adult sports within the organization, established special events such as the British Soccer Camp, and developed new programming such as the Youth Sports Camps and Soccer Academy, among others.

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GM from Ritz Carlton Denver joins iconic resort

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club announces the hiring of Tabish Siddiquie as general manager. In his new role, Siddiquie will oversee daily operations for the historic 361-room resort while also serving as the primary strategic business leader of the property.


As the resort’s general manager, Siddiquie will be responsible for all aspects of daily operations, including sales and revenue generation, marketing, guest and employee satisfaction, human resources, financial performance, and the membership club. 


“It’s a privilege to join the talented team at The Vinoy,” said Siddiquie. “The resort has a storied history of providing top-tier hospitality to the Tampa Bay area, and I look forward to honoring its legacy while ensuring the hotel meets the demands of today’s savvy traveler and the resort’s club members.”

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Charlestowne Hotels  Adds  Corporate Technology & Systems Manager  

Leading hospitality management company Charlestowne Hotels announces the promotion of Maxwell Spangler to the newly formed role of corporate technology & systems manager. Max will now lead data and I.T. support for Charlestowne while expanding strategic portfolio-wide initiatives, including designing, developing and deploying new software and innovative technology systems.


Max will also support corporate operations directors in portfolio-oversight administrative functions.   

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The Culinary Institute of America Elects Ralph Brennan, 

as Chairman of the Board

Known for his strong history of leadership within the hospitality industry - Brennan is the past chairman of the National Restaurant Association, the Louisiana Restaurant Association, and the New Orleans Restaurant Association. Ralph Brennan is one of the world's most talented and respected hospitality professionals," said CIA President, Dr. Tim Ryan. "His leadership, business acumen, and passion for the food and hospitality industries have been invaluable during his tenure as a CIA trustee. I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role, as the CIA heads into its 75th year of driving the food industry forward."

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