June 25, 2010 — Rick Hud has been named national sales manager, Midwest, for the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (SFCVB). His first day with the SFCVB will be June 21.
Hud will be responsible for producing self-contained business (groups that do not use convention center space) in the Midwest, becoming the SFCVB’s second in-market representative for the greater Chicago area. He will report to Walden Agustin, regional director of sales, Midwest, in Chicago and work closely with Jason Wolterstorff, national sales manager, in the SFCVB’s home office.
For the past three years Hud has been director, national accounts, Midwest, for the El Conquistador Golf Resort and Spa in Puerto Rico. Previous to that he spent seven years with the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau serving in various roles including vice president of global sales. Hud also spent 11 years as director of group sales for Prince Hotels & Resorts. All of his positions have been based in Chicago.
“Rick is a great addition to our Chicago-based sales team,” says Leonard Hoops, executive vice president and chief customer officer for the SFCVB. “His experience and strong relationships with meeting professionals in the association, corporate and incentive markets will be major assets for San Francisco and our hotel partners. He and Walden give us a formidable team in the Midwest.”
Hud has served on the Board of Directors for the MPI-Chicago Area Chapter. In 2002, he received the MPI-CAC Rising Star Award in recognition for his service and commitment to MPI. He earned a business degree from Lewis University.
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