Atlanta-based Experience By Design has hired Kathy J. Davis as a producer. Call 404/892-2800. █ Westport, Conn.-based Velocity Sports & Entertainment announced that Michelle Berg has rejoined the company as vice president. Also, Velocity has hired Shalagh Blanck as associate to the meeting planning team. Call 203/291-4500; www.teamvelocity.com. █ Jennifer Bush has joined Charlotte, N.C.-based Tribble Creative Group as director of sales. Call 704/376-1943; www.tribblecreativegroup.com. █ Inverness, Ill.-based Total Event Resources has hired Lisa Cherney as an event producer. Call 847/963-1448; www.total-event.com. █ Phoenix-based Tri-Rentals has appointed Karen May director of marketing. Call 602/232-9900; www.trirentals.com. █ William D. McNaughton Jr. has joined Los Angeles-based Academy Tent & Canvas as national sales account manager. He will work out of the company's new Southeast sales office in Tampa, Fla. Call 800/228-3687, ext. 260; www.academytent.com. █ Stephen Norcliffe has joined the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London as commercial director. He will be responsible for the facility's marketing and sales programs. Call +44 20 7222-5000; www.qeiicc.co.uk.
San Francisco-based production company Key Events has expanded with a location in Chicago. Domenica Devine has been appointed director of the new office, located at 1511 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610. Call 312/642-0939; www.keyevents.com. █ Troy, Mich.-based event planner C. Lewis Consulting has launched a Unique Social Events Division to serve the Michigan community. The new division will be housed at the company's headquarters: 343 E. Maple Road, Troy, MI 48083. Call 248/619-9696; www.clewis.com.
Timonium, Md.-based caterer Chef's Expressions received an award for first place in the “Best All Around” buffet station category for its “Zoo-Vivor”-themed station at the Baltimore Zoo's annual fund-raiser. Call 410/561-2433; www.chefsexpressions.com.