Special Events

CONFETTI

GOING PLACES

RICHARD TAYLOR has joined Los Angeles-based IMAGES BY LIGHTING as lighting designer. Call 310/559-0009; www.imagesbylighting.com. • New York-based PAINT THE TOWN RED has named ROBERT GOODE director of business development. Call 212/677-3173; www.paintthetownred.net. • Gorham, Maine-based TRANSFORMIT has promoted MARY CAREY to vice president of marketing and sales and hired MARTY MCGOWAN and JOYCE READ as account executives. Call 207/856-9911; www.transformitdesign.com. • ALICE CONWAY, CSEP, has been named director of the graduate certificate program in event management at STRATFORD UNIVERSITY in Falls Church, Va. Call 703/821-8570; www.stratford.edu. • San Diego-based PRA DESTINATION MANAGEMENT has named DEBORAH BAKER national sales manager at the Palm Springs, Calif., office. Call 760/776-4377; www.pra.com. • Washington-based PGI has appointed NEIL SCOTT-BARBOUR general manager of the company's Atlanta office and MADELINE CZERWINSKI general manager of the Orlando, Fla., office. Call 703/528-8484; www.pgi.com. • JOEL CUTLER has joined CALIENTE TROPICS RESORT in Palm Springs, Calif., as director of island sales. Call 760/327-1391; www.calientetropics.com. • LISA TUCKER has been appointed director of Newport Beach, Calif.-based PROGRESSIVE MARKETING SOLUTIONS. Call 949/553-0200; www.progressiveinc.com. • JILL ANDERSON has been named director of New York-based PEPPERCOMMOTIONS. Call 212/931-6146; www.peppercom.com.

IN MEMORIAM

Longtime event rental leader JOHN LUFT of HALL'S RENTAL SERVICE, Chicago, died in February at age 82, according to company reports. Luft joined Hall's in 1932 and rose to the top of the company as the event industry saw enormous change. He received a Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement from Special Events Magazine in 1989. He was widely admired for both his business skills and his decency.

MEA CULPA

The telephone number for PRIME EVENT GROUP, Phoenix, was listed incorrectly in our January issue. The correct number is 602/426-1375. We apologize for the error.

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