Special Events

CONFETTI: GOING PLACES

GOING PLACES

Emeryville, Calif.-based PAULA LE DUC FINE CATERING has named STEWART HAVERLACK senior vice president of operations. Call 510/547-7825; www.paulaleduc.com. • San Francisco-based R/A PERFORMANCE GROUP has promoted TIA SANFORD to director of business development. Call 415/263-8748; www.raevents.com. • LINDA WOODS has been promoted to food and beverage manager at TENAYA LODGE, Yosemite, Calif. Call 559/683-6555; www.tenayalodge.com. • PRA DESTINATION MANAGEMENT, San Antonio, has appointed JANIE COTTON national sales manager. Call 210/228-9770; www.pra.com. • RUTH MOYTE has rejoined Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS as director of production services. Call 818/783-6112; www.extraordinaryevents.net. • LOEWS CORONADO BAY RESORT, Coronado, Calif., has named MARK SMITH national sales manager for Los Angeles and Sacramento, and has appointed TRESE BERNIER director of catering. LETICIA CANIZALEZ has been promoted to associate director of sales, and ANGELA MCMAHON has changed territories from the Northeast to Northern California. Call 800/81-LOEWS; www.loewshotels.com. • Washington-based PGI has appointed MICHAEL CLARKE general manager, Texas; he will work from the company's Dallas office. Call 214/522-5930; www.pgi.com. • ALEXANDRA MORRALL has been appointed director of special events for SPAGO, Beverly Hills, Calif. Call 310/385-0880; www.wolfgangpuck.com. • The SAN YSIDRO RANCH, Montecito, Calif., has appointed DEBRA SHINN director of sales and catering. Call 805/969-5046; www.sanysidroranch.com. • CHRISTY CARR has been named national sales consultant for markets west of the Mississippi River by Rancho Dominguez, Calif.-based UNIQUE TABLETOP RENTALS. Call 310/764-0373; www.uniquetabletoprentals.com. • The NAPLES BEACH HOTEL & GOLF CLUB, Naples, Fla., has named SANDY LACEFIELD director of conference planning. Call 407/788-7070; www.naplesbeachhotel.com. • PRA DESTINATION MANAGEMENT, Los Angeles, has appointed LINDA LIGOURI national sales manager. Call 310/300-0100; www.pra.com.

BRANCHING OUT

The ARIZONA BILTMORE RESORT & SPA has opened its new Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom. At 25,000 square feet, the ballroom — part of a $32 million renovation and expansion — brings total meeting and event space at the property to more than 100,000 square feet. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri, Phoenix, AZ 85016; 602/955-6600; www.arizonabiltmore.com.

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