There seemed to be no let-up of the criticism in the days following meetings industry newcomer Cristyne Lategano's confirmation as the president and CEO of the New York Convention & Visitors Bureau. No experience. Too young. Political patronage. These and other barbs flew, especially in the New York media, but at least one industry executive says, "Get over it." International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (IACVB) President and CEO Ed Neilsen believes it's time to rally a

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