*PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Mark Theis has been named vice president of the convention division of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau. Theis joined the SFCVB in 1990. He held management positions with the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and the San Francisco Marriott before his return to the San Francisco bureau.
The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau has opened a sales office in Chicago, with Wendy Michielson at the helm as Midwest regional sales manager. She ha