KATHY LOBDELL has joined Boston-based PARTY BY DESIGN as an event producer and ERIC ELLIS has been hired as an event designer. Call 617/825-5100; www.partybydesign.com. • JACK TILLAR has been named general manager of PGI CANADA in Vancouver, British Columbia. KIRSTEN STRAND has been promoted to senior vice president of international business development. Call 604/689-3448; www.pgi.com. • MELISSA REDDINGTON has been named director of events and facility sales at the PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS, Philadelphia. Call 215/972-2031; www.pafa.org. • Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS has promoted TAYLOR BLACK and ROBIN MCFARLAND to senior producers at the main office; MEGAN REYNOLDS has been promoted to senior producer at the New York location. Call 818/783-6112, www.extraordinaryevents.net. • MICHAEL MARTINS has joined A LEGENDARY EVENT, Atlanta, as executive pastry chef. Call 404/869-8858; www.legendaryevents.com. • BALLANTYNE RESORT & SPA, Charlotte, N.C., has named BRAD GREEN director of food & beverage. Call 866/248-4824; www.ballantyneresort.com.
MCCALL ASSOCIATES has moved to a new office at 350 Florida St., San Francisco, CA 94110; 415/552-8550; www.danmccall.com. • IDEAS EVENT DECOR & PRODUCTION has relocated to 475 Hampshire St., Space 1, San Francisco, CA 94110; 415/558-8900; www.ideas-events.com.
In our July cover story (“Getting in on the Act”), we listed an incorrect phone number for the Berkeley, Calif., office of Cast of Thousands. The correct number is 888/277-2278. We apologize.
JUNE BOWERMAN of CALL THE CATERER, San Diego, passed away in July. Bowerman was a longtime supporter of the event industry and was involved in The Special Event show, serving as a chair for the Welcome Party in 2000 and as a leader for the Hands on Hundred program. She will be greatly missed.