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Melissa Darpino joins Schaffer as sales and marketing director.

Who’s News in Special Events for Aug. 22, 2019

Special events business news this week includes a new role for longtime catering executive Melissa Darpino.

Longtime catering executive Melissa Darpino has joined Los Angeles-based Schaffer catering group as sales and marketing director.

Eighty-four, Pa.-based Marbella Event Furniture and Decor Rental has announced its expansion into the U.S. Northeast region. The brand will be represented from the Philadelphia tri-state area to Virginia by industry veteran Dave Buckley, CSEP, as the new Northeast regional account executive.

Maggie Rawleigh has been named director of events at the Hyatt Regency Monterey [Calif.] Hotel and Spa.

Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 11th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The ceremony will take place Oct. 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles.

St. Louis-based MED Meetings IQ has announced that it will change its name to Schaumann Consulting Group.

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, located in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has announced the appointment of Sylvia Smith as director of sales and marketing.

The Lexington Hotel in New York has announced the appointment of Frank Caiafa as director of food and beverage.

Atomic Design, based in Lititz, Pa., has announced the rebrand of its Rental Solutions division to Modular Systems.

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