THOMAS LEARY JR. has been named director of food and beverage for Levy Restaurant operations at INDIAN LAKES RESORT in Bloomingdale, Ill. Call 630/529-0200; www.indianlakesresort.com. • Pembroke Park, Fla.-based ME PRODUCTIONS has hired DEBRA MYERS as executive sales and event manager for the Western Central Florida market. Call 813/218-3777; www.meproductions.com. • Santa Ana, Calif.-based REGAL INTERNATIONAL has appointed GEORGE PATTON as sales executive. Call 800/457-3425; www.regalinternational.com. • Larkspur, Calif.-based SPORTSMARK MANAGEMENT GROUP has hired ERIC MASTALIR as manager of business development. Call 415/461-5801; www.smgnet.com. • LOEWS SANTA MONICA BEACH HOTEL in Santa Monica, Calif., has hired BRIAN F. O'NEILL as national sales manager, serving corporate group meeting planners in the northeastern United States. Call 310/458-6700; www.loewshotels.com. • THE HOMESTEAD, located in Hot Springs, Va., has promoted TODD BALANCE to sales manager. Call 800/838-1755; www.thehomestead.com.
FRANCESCO DIGRADO, formerly of Culver City, Calif.-based BLACKTIE CATERING AND EVENT PRODUCTIONS, has launched ACME SPECIAL EVENTS, a new Los Angeles-based alliance for special event professionals, created to provide clients with single-source event services. ACME's headquarters are located at 7215 Hillside Ave., Suite 28, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323/850-0818.
CAROLYN MASON has acquired Los Angeles-based GRAND AFFAIR from longtime colleague and company founder JAMIE HONOUR. The company has relocated and is now headquartered at 647 N. Wilcox Ave., Suite 2H, Los Angeles, CA 90004; 323/962-5062; www.grandaffair.net.