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Special Events Business News for Feb. 9, 2011

JENNIFER PATINO has been named CEO of DMC network USA HOSTS, headquartered in Las Vegas. Call 800/368-4678 …

St. Louis-based event agency SWITCH is enhancing its digital/interactive/web department with the addition of BRAD MAGLINGER as director of technology, JARROD HOLDER as web/interactive developer and JEREMY LUEDERS as motion graphics designer/editor. Call 314/206-7700 …

AMERICAN EXPRESS GLOBAL BUSINESS TRAVEL, based in London, has named MICHAEL SCHULLER as vice president of meetings and events, Europe. Call 800/528-4800 …

THE HENLEY CO., an experiential event and lifestyle management firm based in San Diego, announces “A Celebration of the Royal Wedding,” an exclusive tour to London that will coincide with the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The tour will take place from April 24-May 4. Call 619/757-6551 …

Washington-based GLOBAL EVENTS PARTNERS , a partnership of destination management companies worldwide, has expanded its presence in Georgia beyond Atlanta to now include Savannah and surrounding areas, including Hilton Head, S.C. GEP SAVANNAH offers destination management services specifically focused on corporate meetings and incentive groups. KAYE MULKEEN, president of GEP ATLANTA, is overseeing sales and marketing operations in conjunction with Savannah-based account executive KAYRE LOGAN. Call 404/545-3314 …

The SHERATON NASSAU BEACH RESORT, located in Nassau, Bahamas, has announced the appointments of ARLENE RODGERS, CHRISTERLINA FRANCIS and TEKEYO T. BODIE as catering and convention managers and DANIELLE ARMBRISTER as sales and marketing assistant. LYNNE JOHNSON, formerly director of banquet sales, has been promoted to director of catering and convention services. Call 866/716-8106 …

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