Special Events

Going Places March 16, 2005


KATHY WESTERFIELD has been promoted to event operations manager at Wichita, Kan.-based JUBILATION EVENTS. Call 316/516-1877; www.jubilationevents.com ... SEEMA SYED-RODRIGUEZ has named MAXINE HARRIS as partner and co-owner of Los Angeles-based event planning company EVENT DIVA. Call 310/678-5943; www.eventdiva.net ... FREDDY DELAO has joined Tustin, Calif.-based event layout software manufacturer TIMESAVER SOFTWARE as an account executive. Call 714/731-5390; www.timesaversoftware.com ... M. CHRISTA HOVIS has joined event management and planning firm IN ANY EVENT in Greenville, S.C., as vice president of operations. Call 864/458-7766; www.inanyevent-inc.com ... BILL KELLEHER has joined the sales team at Milpitas, Calif.-based STUART RENTAL CO. Call 800/4000543; www.stuartrental.com ... Chicago-based catering and event company BLUE PLATE has named managers to lead its growing divisions: CINDI WEBBER as events division manager; MICHAEL MEUER as wedding division manager; SARAH FINLAYSON as event production manager; HEIDI KAROSAS as special projects manager; and LAUREN JOSKO and KIM URBANIAK as co-managers of the direct division. Call 312/421-6666; www.blueplatechicago.com ... DAFNA MILLER has joined Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based event production company YIFAT OREN & ASSOCIATES as an associate. Call 818/981-9950; www.yifatoren.com ... COX TARGET MEDIA/VALPAK in Largo, Fla., has added DEBI NEWTON as onsite meetings coordinator and RICHARD MACKEY as offsite meetings and events coordinator in the meeting planning department. Call 727/319-5462; www.coxtarget.com ... Newport Beach, Calif.-based AMBASSADORS INTERNATIONAL has hired KIM EFFINGER as an account executive at the company headquarters; BENJEAN RIEDMAN as an account executive in the Seattle office; and GRETCHEN KIHM STEGALL as an account executive in the Chicago office. Call 312/356-9503; www.ambassadors.com ... DECO PRODUCTIONS in Hialeah, Fla., has hired PAMELA COHEN and CAROLINE HORST as account executives. Call 305/558-0800; www.decoproductions.com ... MICHAEL MCGUIRE has been named account manager at Ithaca, N.Y.-based CATERMATE, the catering and event software division of THE CBORD GROUP. Call 800/486-2283; www.catermate.com ... JOHN HAFNOR has been appointed director of development for the ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE AND EVENT DIRECTORS-INTERNATIONAL. Call 970/491-4612; www.acced-i.org ... Santa Barbara, Calif.-based JOHN DALY INC. has named PETE KLEDARAS as sales manager at the company's Las Vegas office. Call 702/973-1404; www.jdalyinc.com ... St. Louis-based MAC MEETINGS & EVENTS has hired ELIZABETH FLEMING, NANCY HERRON and ALEXIS STARTZ as meeting planners; and CANDICE LOVE as registration coordinators; CHRIS MUELLER as account executive; LAUREN JOHNSON and MARISSA SCHAUMANN as meeting coordinators; NIKKI SPOTO as manager of client and member relations; SUE STAMMER and KATHY WOLFF as meeting administrators; and JOY STEVENS as new member liaison. Call 314/421-2005; www.macmeetings.com.

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

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