Special Events

Going Places for July 6, 2005

EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS has promoted JON MICHAELS to executive vice president of operations at its Sherman Oaks, Calif., headquarters. Call 818/783-6112; www.extraordinaryevents.net … Boston-based event management and communications agency CONVENTURES INC. has hired ANNA WISTRAN as account executive, KATELYN CONNOLLY as account coordinator and KRISTY KIME as assistant account coordinator. Call 617/439-7700; www.conventures.comLEIGH FORRESTER has been named new director of national accounts of PRA DESTINATION MANAGEMENT in San Diego. Call 404/467-6938; www.pra.com … Dayton, N.J.-based IMPACT UNLIMITED has appointed CARSTEN NADLER as key accounts executive at the company's European headquarters in Switzerland. Call 732/274-2000; www.impactunlimited.com ... MICHAEL QUATRINI joins Minneapolis-based THE DESIGN GROUP as general manager of the southeast region. Call 407/855-3339; www.thedesigngroup.comDALE HAHNE has been appointed general manager of PGI—THE STRATEGIC EVENT AGENCY’s Phoenix/Scottsdale office. Call 480/596-1934; www.pgi.comTOM BUDAS has joined the GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER in Cleveland as special events director. Call 216/696-4941; www.glsc.org ... Tampa, Fla.-based AUDIO VISUAL INNOVATIONS has expanded into Pittsburgh and has added DANIEL SCULLION and JEFFREY HAPKE as sales engineers, MIKE CHAPMAN as installation technician and BRENDA LIVENGOOD as systems integration coordinator. Call 813/884-7168; www.aviinc.com … Los Angeles-based WOLFGANG PUCK CATERING has added MARIANNE MOORE as general manager and CHASLEY BRADBURY as director of sales to its St. Louis staff. Call 314/289-1410; www.wolfgangpuckcatering.comDAVE CABAN has been added to the marketing and corporate development team at EVENTION SHOW PRODUCTIONS in Tampa, Fla. Call 813/251-8866; www.eventionshowproductions.com … Newport Beach, Calif.-based AMBASSADORS has hired DENNY BROWNE as general manager of the conference and incentive travel management division. Call 949/759-5900; www.ambassadors.comPATRICK GRADY has been named general manager and vice president of business development of Los Angeles-based CMS COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL’s new Orlando, Fla., office. Call 310/645-5604; www.cmsbiz.com … Sun Valley, Calif.-based ENTERTAINMENT LIGHTING SERVICES has announced the addition of VICTORY MIRABEL to their outside sales division. Call 818/769-9800; www.elslights.com.

Do you have a job change to announce? Send information about new hires or promotions in the event industry to Special Events Magazine assistant editor Kelly Wardle at [email protected].

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