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Special Events Business News for Nov. 21, 2012

Special Events Business News for Nov. 21, 2012

GAVIN HOUSTON has been named CEO for the Americas of UNIVERSAL WORLDEVENTS, heading up a team of 80 across the company’s offices in Ivyland, Pa., and Indianapolis; he will have complete accountability for the international company's U.S. performance including operations, business development, creative and production, and venue sourcing. Call 609/731-1691 …

CSI-CAPITOL SERVICES INC., headquartered in Falls Church, Va., has expanded to Florida with new offices in Orlando and Key West. Call 703/584-2460 …

MATTHEW FITZGERALD has been named director of inside sales/customer service for the Chicago operations of M&M THE SPECIAL EVENTS CO. Call 630/871-9999 …

MANUEL FRACH has joined the Stuttgart office of international event producer VOK DAMS, headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany, as senior project manager. Call 49 202 38 907-202 …

KEVIN BARRY has launched E3 CREATIVE RESOURCE GROUP, a full-service corporate meeting and event production company based in Long Island, N.Y. Call 855/321-1123 …

The RITZ-CARLTON DALLAS has named CHRIS SOUTHWICK executive assistant manager, culinary and food and beverage. Call 214/922-4722 …

Chicago-based KEHOE DESIGNS has a new website. Call 312/421-0030 …

Minneapolis-based METROCONNECTIONS has announced the following promotions: ANDREA HANSEN has been promoted to director of event services; RACHEL KUEHNE to program manager, event services; BILL SATHER to senior technical director, production services; RACHEL SCHULER to registration lead, Attend-eSource Services; and SYDNEY WOLF to program manager, event services. Also, BRYENNE ALBRIGHT has been hired as the Attend-eSource® account manager and ANDREW KURCAN as technical director, production services. Call 952/767-2907 …

SWANK AUDIO VISUALS has been acquired by the parent company of PSAV PRESENTATION SERVICES; the companies will merge and operate under the PSAV brand. The St. Louis-based company will be headed by CEO GREG DIEKEMPER. Call 636/680-2812 …

MOSS INC. has announced the appointment of DAN PATTERSON to the new post of executive vice president, business development and chief marketing officer. The company has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Maine and Salt Lake City. Call 207/930-6122 …

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