Industry People 3-3-2006

Roswell Moves to NBCVB The Newport Beach Conference & Visitor Bureau (NBCVB) appointed Jessica Roswell as the bureau’s new public relations and marketing manager. Roswell comes to the NBCVB from Wills Communications, Inc. Her new title will give her the responsibility of overseeing the commu


Roswell Moves to NBCVB

The Newport Beach Conference & Visitor Bureau (NBCVB) appointed Jessica Roswell as the bureau’s new public relations and marketing manager. Roswell comes to the NBCVB from Wills Communications, Inc.

Her new title will give her the responsibility of overseeing the communications and public relations departments, as well as generating publicity for Newport Beach as a prime destination.


New GM At Paki Maui





ResortQuest Hawaii, formerly Aston Hotels & Resorts, has named Patrick Kozuma general manager of the ResortQuest Paki Maui. The 73-unit condominium resort features studios and one- and two-bedroom suites.

Kozuma, a 29-year Hawaii travel industry veteran, began his career in 1977 as a steward at the Sheraton Waikiki, and was also a file clerk at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel. Most recently Kozuma was the hotel manger at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel.

In his new position, Kozuma will be responsible for the management of the property and guest services of ResortQuest Paki Maui.


Belles Is New VP at Virtuoso





Luxury travel network Virtuoso appointed Mark E. Belles as the new executive vice president, sales and service.

As the EVP of sales and service, Belles will direct Virtuoso’s supplier sales division, encompassing cruises, destinations, hotels and resorts, air and the member sales and service divisions.

Belles’ recruitment is the result of an extensive nationwide search. Most recently Belles was vice president, global alliances and business development at Vignette, a software company.

“By extending our search beyond the travel industry, we feel Mark will bring in outside expertise that can be applied to travel industry issues and help move Virtuoso beyond the normal range of industry solutions,” said Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso.

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