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News & Analysis > Suppliers there is going to be a change of leadership in Washington, it is an important time [for Tisch] to push the national agenda.” A call to a NYC & Co. spokesperson was not returned by press time. Calls to some NYC & Co. board members also went unreturned. But executive committee member and former Loews executive Charlotte St. Martin, now executive director of the League of American Theaters and Producers in New York, says, “There’s no hidden rationale here, Jon felt that NYC & Co. was in great shape and that he had done his job, so it was time to go.” Also, she noted, “Jon has his television show [“Beyond the Boardroom”, on CNBC], is running Loews, has written two books, and he just got married. He wanted to spend time on other areas of his life.” —Rayna Katz April 3 ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) & The Center for Association Leadership, Springtime Expo, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC (202) 626-2805 The announcement comes following the city’s most successful tourism year, in terms of number of visitors, according to a statement by the bureau, and Tisch made plain the fact that the Big Apple is in a tourism sweet spot. “We are ahead of schedule for reaching our ‘50 X 15’ goal, and the groundwork and personnel are in place to continue moving forward,” he says. “I am confident that the NYC & Company team will help lead the city to unprecedented growth and prosperity.” Tisch did not, in the announcement, cite a specific reason for his departure. However, a Loews spokesman says, “After six years, and accomplishing much of what he set out to do, Jonathan Tisch felt it was time to step down from NYC & Co. and move on.” Further, he noted, “Given the fact that > Calendar April 9-10 HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International) Affordable Meetings Mid-America, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (914) 421-3206 April 18-20 MPI (Meeting Professionals International) The European Meetings and Events Conference, London, U.K. 352 2687 6663 For years, corporate events have been drawn to Blue Man Group’s unique form of entertainment. Exploring themes of community, collaboration & creativity, corporate groups have left our theatres feeling connected and energized by their shared Blue Man Experience. Now, Blue Man Group will bring that experience to you. Call us to inquire how we can perform at your special event. PHOTO BY JAMES PORTO

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Successful Meetings - April 2008
Editor's Note
Industry Trends
On the Record
Planner's Spotlight
Technology Talk
Personal Success
Websites of the Month
Food & Beverage
On Site
Professional Development
On Site
Professional Development
Miforum Q&A
Beyond the Flames
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The International Swing
Around the World in 18 Holes
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Puerto Rico
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Successful Meetings - April 2008