The Israel Ministry of Tourism has appointed three professionals to leadership positions, including the promotion of longtime staff member Lorin Maugery to Consul for Tourism Affairs for the southern United States, the organization announced last week.
Maugery a former lawyer, has worked in the Israel Ministry of Tourism’s Foreign Investor Relations Office for nearly a decade. He has helped bring international investors to Israel’s hospitality industry by forming relationships with developers and hotel brands from outside the country and guiding their projects in Israel.
As the new Consul for Tourism Affairs, Maugery has already implemented the Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS), an annual international conference hosted in Tel Aviv to address hotel investment opportunities in Israel.
Israel’s Tourism Ministry has also hired Allen Kantorowitz as the new business development manager for the ministry’s northeast team. Kantorowitz was previously director of sales for a group of Manhattan hotels, and has also worked on convention and visitors' bureaus, including New York City and Houston, as well as serving in a leadership role at Delta Air Lines.
Kort Weldon has also joined the ministry as its new faith-based marketing director. In this position, Weldon will work closely communities and religious-based organizations in regions of the southern United States. Weldon has a ministry and spiritual background as the son of a Texas-based pastor who most recently lived in Nashville to pursue a songwriting career before taking the position at the Israel Tourism Ministry.
More information about the Israel Ministry of Tourism is available at goisrael.com.