Christian Obladen of Vok Dams Photo courtesy Vok Dams
Christian Obladen has been named chief financial officer of Vok Dams.

Who’s News in Special Events for Oct. 26, 2017

Special events news this week includes a new CFO for Vok Dams.

Christian Obladen has been named chief financial officer of international event powerhouse Vok Dams, based in Wuppertal, Germany.

Andy Olis has been named chief operating officer at Detroit-based Display Group.

Big event agency First has a new address: 630 Ninth Ave., Suite 310, New York, NY 10036.

Minneapolis-based MetroConnections has announced its expansion to the West Coast with the opening of an office in California. Also, the company has added Adrienne Hinkle and Jack Baker to its sales team. Hinkle has taken the post of senior sales manager in the company’s new California office, while Baker will serve as sales manager in the Minneapolis office.

Phil Maggs has joined international brand experience agency 2Heads as head of digital, bringing more than15 years of technology experience with agencies such as Brand Fuel, MCCGLC, FreemanXP and Momentum Worldwide.

Juan J. Garcia has been named executive director of sales at the National Conference Centre, based in Leesburg, Va.

Marx Group, a research, strategy and marketing communications agency based in San Rafael, Calif., has appointed Kaleigh Jerzykowski as an assistant account executive. She will work out of the company’s Bloomfield Hills, Mich., location.

Toronto-based A.C. Lighting has promoted Tracey Hill to vice president of operations.

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Teneo Hospitality Group, which represents more than 300 independent and luxury branded hotels, resorts and DMCs, has appointed Bob Korin as director of sales.

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