Special Events

Going Places for August 2, 2006

LENNY TALARICO is the new director of sales and events for Las Vegas-based MGM MIRAGE EVENTS. For more information, visit www.mgmmirageevents.com ...

PROACTIVE, based in Chicago, has hired JEFF RIDER as general manager. Call 312/654-8844; www.proactiveinc.com

CHRIS O' DONNELL is the new catering director for BARRY UNIVERSITY, located in Miami. Call 315/899-3784 …

STEVEN WHYTE is the new university events manager at the UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, located in Stockton, Calif. Call 209/946-2753; www.pacific.edu

KEVIN JANIS has been named worldwide catering sales and event specialist at Randolph, N.J.-based SKYLANDS AT RANDOLPH. Call 973/989-6900; www.skylandsatrandolph.com

At its annual conference, NACE has named DANIEL BRIONES president, GREG CASELLA first vice president and VALERIE VOLLMER second vice president. For a complete list of board members, go to www.nace.net/html/nationalbod.html

ANN RICKENBACKER has been hired as director of catering for INTERCONTINENTAL THE BARCLAY NEW YORK, in New York. Call 800/IC-HOTELS; www.intercontinental.com

Do you have a job change to announce? Send information about new hires or promotions in the event industry to editorial assistant Alexandra Gudmundsson by clicking here.


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