John Bettag, CMP, has been promoted to senior account executive at the St. Louis offices of Conferon, a Twinsburg, Ohio-based independent meeting planning firm. Also, Susan Schaupeter has been hired as an account executive. Call 314/997-1500; www.conferon.com. ▪ Philadelphia-based technical production company Current Events International has hired Tom Cahill as an account executive for its Washington office. Call 301/604-8329. ▪ Los Angeles-based event marketing and corporate event company Bartsch Trotter & Associates has hired Ruth Moyte as an account executive/project manager. Call 310/822-1882; www.bartschtrotter.com. ▪ Nadine Isvarin and Christopher Fulghum have joined the special events division of Lanham, Md.-based Hargrove Inc. as senior sales executives. Call 301/306-9000; www.hargroveinc.com. ▪ AV Images, an audiovisual agency based in Dublin, Calif., has hired Nicole Grani as the director of strategic marketing for the creative services department. Call 800/801-1500; www.avimages.com. ▪ Los Angeles-based event production and catering firm An Original Occasion has hired William Dertouzos as executive chef. Call 323/467-2111; www.aooevents.com. ▪ Behnaz Boloori has been named general manager for the Washington offices of GES Exposition Services, a Las Vegas-based provider of exposition and event services. Call 301/583-5000; www.ges-expo.com. ▪ Oceanside, Calif.-based caterer Crystal Catering has hired Winston Edwards as executive chef. Also, Joy Williams has been hired as sales director. Call 760/439-9881; www.crystalcaterer.com.
Chicago-based Midwest Conference Service has opened an office at 5610 International Parkway, New Hope, MN 55428. Phone 763/592-9922; www.mcsexpo.com. Randy Sartor is director of sales. ▪ Undercover Event Rents has moved its Ventura, Calif., event center, warehouse and showroom to a larger location at 4350 Transport St., Suite 104, Ventura, CA 93003. Phone 805/658-9930. ▪ San Diego-based full-service production company Multi Image Productions has opened an office in Dallas. Jim Pullum Jr. will run the office, located at 1901 Dana Court, Irving, TX 75060. Phone 972/251-4345; www.multiimage.com.
London-based event production company Fisher Productions has moved its offices to 118 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4DJ. The new phone number is +1 020 8871 1978; www.fisherproductions.co.uk. ▪ Carol Stream, Ill.-based special event rental company M&M Party Planning has changed its name to M&M The Special Events Co. Phone 888/842-5155; www.mmspecialevents.com.