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Executive Chef Tyler Malson knew at age 15 that cooking was for him and he never looked back. That was when a family-owned/operated restaurant in Wisconsin gave him an opportunity and he was hooked from day one.
Guillermo Veloso has joined the team at Ocean Place Resort and Spa as their new executive chef. Veloso is no stranger to the region, being a New York City and northern Jersey native.
Veloso has an extensive culinary career extending more than 35 years, but he has also spent time as an archaeologist and naturalist. He was the executive chef at Miami’s Yuca Restaurant and has also served as executive chef at Philadelphia’s Cuba Libre and the Please Touch Museum.
McNamara’s parent company, Cushman & Wakefield/North Marq, encourages employees to take a day out of their busy schedules to volunteer. McNamara’s seven-person event staff recently took advantage of this opportunity and spent a day in January working with the Give Us Wings team on its upcoming annual gala, which was held for the sixth time at McNamara Alumni Center in April.
It is sad that there is an association for everything—every industry, profession, charity, social group and sports organization! Did you know there is an “association for associations?” Well there is, and here in the Midwest it is the Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE). MSAE’s mission is simple: to advance and serve associations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Behind every stunningly decorated event are the people who put their blood, sweat and tears into making it flawless. That garbage you didn’t throw away at the end of the night? Someone’s picking that up and making sure it gets categorized correctly as a recyclable, compostable or trash. And the garbage you threw away in the Biffy? Someone’s pulling it out. Ever wonder if your driver gets sick of driving? MNM+E talked to four industry professionals who make your meeting easier or special event shine—the ones who make good despite the bad and the ugly.
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 email@example.com.
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has selected Richard Staub as the senior vice president, convention sales.
In his role, Staub will be in charge of leading the CVB’s convention sales and services team in hitting booking goals through the marketing of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He will start in September.
He’s handsome, friendly and fit. But that’s not the only thing attracting hotel guests to this particular greeter. He’s furry, too.
Jack, an Australian Shepard that lives at Lone Star Court with General Manager Marcus Latner, spends his days greeting guests, supervising group activities, doing walkthroughs of the property and meeting with business associates.