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Special Events Business News for April 21, 2010

LISBETH RECIO has been promoted to director of catering and convention services for the NEW YORKER HOTEL in New York. Call 212/971-0101 …

MARCI ZAWORSKI has been named vice president of sales for the Southwest office of Washington-based KRISAM GROUP and GLOBAL EVENTS PARTNERS; she is based in Texas. Also, MEGAN SHANNON joins GEP WASHINGTON as an account executive. Call 202/775-5800 …

AMY CONNELLY has joined the Lambertville, N.J., office of WORLD EVENTS as sales and marketing executive. Call 609/773-0000 …

New York-based event marketing agency FIRST PROTOCOL has retained longtime DMC leader HOWARD GIVNER as an adviser to the company's board of directors and senior management. Call 212/810-4516 …

JEANAVIVE-MARIE JANSSEN STOKES has joined MEZZANINE and MINT PLAZA, both in San Francisco, as private events director. Call 415/348-4607 …

The CONVENTION INDUSTRY COUNCIL, based in Alexandria, Va., has promoted KAREN KOTOWSKI from chief operating officer to CEO. Call 856/423-7222 …

AMERICAN TURF AND CARPET, with offices in Baltimore and Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has announced several personnel changes. GAURO COEN is the new general manager of the Southern California office; HORTENSIA MORALES has been promoted to assistant general manager of the California office; SHAWN McKEE has been promoted to assistant general manager of the Baltimore office; and DAVE "HIPPIE" WISE has joined the Baltimore office as a sales manager. Call 212/953-1116 …

KUDOS: JENNE HOHN, founder of Napa, Calif.-based JENNE HOHN EVENTS, has been awarded the 2010 Hospitality Tourism Award by the Napa Chamber Foundation.

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