HBAA unveils 2016 association vice-chairs

The HBAA has announced Ashfield's Louise Goalen and The Belfry's Alison Makosz as its incoming vice-chairs.

Ashfield's Louise Goalen
Ashfield's Louise Goalen

Goalen, who is business director of venue finding at Ashfield Meetings & Events, will be given the role of association vice-chair. She will support next year’s chair Leigh Cowlishaw with her plans for the association throughout 2016 and will also continue her role as chair of the HBAA events committee.

Makosz, director of sales - MICE at The Belfry Hotel & Resort and Village – The Hotel Club, will take on the role of venue vice-chair. Makosz will support the membership executive committee as chair, as well as backing new venue chair Dawn Jaynes.

Juliet Price, HBAA consultant executive director, said: "We are delighted to announce Louise and Alison as our incoming vice-chairs. Their combined expertise, knowledge and time spent working with the association will undoubtedly prove great support for Leigh and Dawn next year.

"It’s great to have them onboard to help with the future strategic development of the association, as we are eager to build on the work and results of this last year."

The announcements coincide with Leigh Cowlishaw taking over from Jacqui Kavanagh as HBAA chair following the association’s annual dinner on 14 January 2016 at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.


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