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The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau recently hired two new national sales directors in its Citywide Sales Division.


Maria Andriola, a new national sales director based in the bureau’s Chicago office, will handle Citywide Sales for the Midwest region as well as Hotel Meetings Sales for Illinois.

A 23-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Andriola’s most recent position was Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’ director of worldwide sales. Her previous positions include director of sales at the Park Hyatt Chicago and Hyatt on Printers Row and sales manager – Conference Center Sales at the Palmer House Hilton & Towers.

Andriola joins Angie Ranalli, vice president of sales, Midwest region, a 19-year veteran of the San Diego Citywide Sales Team.

Bonnie Greenspan, a new national sales director based in the bureau’s Washington D.C. office, will handle Citywide Sales for the Washington D.C. region.

A 27-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Greenspan’s most recent position was Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’ director of worldwide accounts. Her previous positions include sales manager at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, director of sales at the Hyatt Fair Lakes in Fairfax, Va., and sales manager at the Hyatt Arlington in Arlington, Va.

Greenspan is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Professional Convention Management Association. She joins Phyllis Bradley Azama, vice president of sales, Washington D.C. region, a 19-year veteran of the San Diego Citywide and Hotel Meetings Sales teams, and Damara Gomez, national sales director.

“With their 50-plus combined years of sales experience in the meetings industry, we are very excited to have both Maria and Bonnie join our Citywide Sales Team,” stated Joe Terzi, president & CEO of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. “As we currently transition the sales and marketing efforts of the world-class San Diego Convention Center to our bureau, it is essential that we secure the industry’s top talents to keep the facility and our destination top of mind in meeting planners nationwide, and we’ve found those talents in these two industry veterans.”


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