Christopher Baum has joined ConferenceDirect as senior vice president. Noted Brian Stevens, CEO of ConferenceDirect, "I've known Chris for over 25 years, and I am impressed with his unique history of senior management successes in the hotel management, publishing and destination marketing industries."
Baum's background includes 25 years in senior/corporate sales and marketing roles with Westin, Hilton and Sonesta International Hotels. He subsequently spent four successful years as director of travel advertising for The New Yorker magazine. For the past 10 years, Baum served as senior vice president, sales and marketing, for the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, and then president and CEO of the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.