Special Events

CONFETTI

GOING PLACES

KATHY LOBDELL has joined Boston-based PARTY BY DESIGN as an event producer and ERIC ELLIS has been hired as an event designer. Call 617/825-5100; www.partybydesign.com. • JACK TILLAR has been named general manager of PGI CANADA in Vancouver, British Columbia. KIRSTEN STRAND has been promoted to senior vice president of international business development. Call 604/689-3448; www.pgi.com. • MELISSA REDDINGTON has been named director of events and facility sales at the PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS, Philadelphia. Call 215/972-2031; www.pafa.org. • Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS has promoted TAYLOR BLACK and ROBIN MCFARLAND to senior producers at the main office; MEGAN REYNOLDS has been promoted to senior producer at the New York location. Call 818/783-6112, www.extraordinaryevents.net. • MICHAEL MARTINS has joined A LEGENDARY EVENT, Atlanta, as executive pastry chef. Call 404/869-8858; www.legendaryevents.com. • BALLANTYNE RESORT & SPA, Charlotte, N.C., has named BRAD GREEN director of food & beverage. Call 866/248-4824; www.ballantyneresort.com.

ADDRESS BOOK

MCCALL ASSOCIATES has moved to a new office at 350 Florida St., San Francisco, CA 94110; 415/552-8550; www.danmccall.com. • IDEAS EVENT DECOR & PRODUCTION has relocated to 475 Hampshire St., Space 1, San Francisco, CA 94110; 415/558-8900; www.ideas-events.com.

MEA CULPA

In our July cover story (“Getting in on the Act”), we listed an incorrect phone number for the Berkeley, Calif., office of Cast of Thousands. The correct number is 888/277-2278. We apologize.

IN MEMORIAM

JUNE BOWERMAN of CALL THE CATERER, San Diego, passed away in July. Bowerman was a longtime supporter of the event industry and was involved in The Special Event show, serving as a chair for the Welcome Party in 2000 and as a leader for the Hands on Hundred program. She will be greatly missed.

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