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LAURIE STROLL, CMP, has joined DMC NEWPORT HOSPITALITY in Newport, R.I., as president and owner. Call 401/848-2264; • Evansville, Ind.-based ANCHOR INDUSTRIES has hired SHAWN SMITH as clear-span manager. Call 800/544-4445; • DARREN ANDERECK has joined THE EXPERIENTIAL AGENCY as executive vice president and creative director at the Chicago headquarters. Call 312/397-9100; • Washington-based PGI has appointed RICHARD BRUNO as senior vice president, executive creative director; RON OSSO as senior vice president, executive producer; MAGGIE MCCLATCHEY as vice president, meeting services plus; and GORDON ROBERTS as creative director, automotive market. Call 703/528-8484; • LAURENCE WHITING has joined THE PATINA GROUP, Los Angeles, as director of special event sales. Call 213/239-2500; www.patinagroup.comDR. JOE GOLDBLATT, CSEP, has been named professor of tourism and hospitality management at TEMPLE UNIVERSITY in Philadelphia. Call 215/204-8701; • GIA GRIFFIN has joined CATERED OCCASIONS, Los Angeles, as marketing executive. Call 310/568-1004;


BRAVO! EVENTS BY DESIGN has relocated to 611 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Second Floor, Washington, D.C. 20003; 202/543-7388;


DAFNA MILLER, formerly of PATINA CATERING, has launched DAFNA MILLER EVENT PRODUCTION, an event planning and consultation company serving the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. Call 323/463-1572; • Chicago-based KURMAN COMMUNICATIONS has launched CHICAGO EVENT RESOURCES, an event planning division. Call 312/651-9000;


In our December issue, Special Events Magazine is profiling the largest DMCs. To be considered for this article, please contact editor Lisa Hurley at [email protected].

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