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