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Special Events Business News for Aug. 1, 2012

Special Events Business News for Aug. 1, 2012

Renowned wedding designer SASHA SOUZA has launched a 10-part, online training course--SIGNATURE SASHA--designed for wedding professionals with two years of experience who are ready to take their business to the next level. The course is sponsored by the WEDDING AND EVENT INSTITUTE; call 800/717-0958 …

DEBORAH HALKOVICS has joined Cleveland-based EVENT SOURCE as an account executive for the Cleveland area. Call 216/901-0000 …

Formerly the National Association of Catering Executives, Columbia, Md.-based NACE has changed its name to the National Association for Catering and Events. Call 410/290-5410 …

The Orlando, Fla.-based INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF LIVE SHOW PRODUCERS last week named its slate of officers and board of directors for 2012-13: GREG FOX, president/CEO and chairman; CHRIS HOMSLEY, vice president and chair-elect; CRYSTAL ELLER, Esq., chief legal officer; STEVE GLUM, chief marketing officer and vice chair; THOMAS SESSIONS, chief creative officer and vice chair; MICHAEL GOLDMAN, chief performance officer; STEVE JAFFE, chief operating officer; JEFF RABOUIN, creative director, live show and events; TONY ALLEN, vice chair; COLIN COSELL, vice chair; DANIEL DEUTSCH; BOB GIRARDI; NOEL GOLDMAN; TONY PELUSO and PETE WERNER. The group is dedicated to recognizing and protecting its members and encouraging them to work together to enhance and augment the profession and advance the overall industry. Call 407/476-5774 …

SUSAN HANLON has been named vice president of meeting and incentive group sales at seven Mexican resorts operated by Miami-based PALACE RESORTS. Call 800/635-1836 …

MICHELLE BERGSTEIN has launched EVENT INDUSTRY MARKETING BY BEAT CREATIVE in Orlando, Fla., offering marketing and social media consulting for the event industry. Call 407/341-1317 …

New York-based SIGNATURE SYSTEMS GROUP has promoted SETH GORDON to senior vice president of strategy and SHAWN McKEE to director of business development at its AMERICAN TURF AND CARPET subsidiary. Call 212/953-1116 …

Seattle-based E VENUES, an online marketplace that matches clients with meeting venues in the same fashion as Expedia handles travel bookings, has launched in Los Angeles. Call 877/572-1920 …

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