Armand Arel to international bureau chief of the Florida Division of Tourism, Tallahassee, from VP-marketing of Kiwi Airlines. He replaces Charles Wright, who left to become executive director-CEO of the Tallahassee/Leon County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Mr. Wright replaced Chris Thompson, who left to form his own Tallahassee-based marketing consultancy.
Mark McDermott to director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, Phoenix, from VP-advertising with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. He replaces Greg Gilstrap, who left to become a partner with Phoenix-based tourism and real estate research firm Young, Warnick & Cunningham.
Mark Schaefferto senior VP-director of client service, Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar, Noble & Associates, San Antonio, from managing director, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Prague.
Eric W. Spivey to the new post of president, Netcom International, San Jose, Calif., from VP-CEO of Australia and New Zealand divisions of Dun & Bradstreet Corp.