Twinsburg, Ohio-based CONFERON has appointed BRIDGET RUSSELL as national account manager for the Minneapolis-St. Paul market. Call 330/425-8333; www.conferon.com. • ERNEST VINCENT has joined THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II CONFERENCE CENTER, London, as chief executive. Call +44 20 7798 4020; www.qeiicc.co.uk. • Placentia, Calif.-based MODULAR DISPLAY SYSTEMS has appointed JAMES HOUGH senior account executive, MICHAEL KELCH manager of production, and SCOTT MANA purchasing agent. Call 714/688-2555; www.m2mds.com. • Baltimore-based R&R EVENTS has named PAULA FRANZ as director of marketing and communications, and has promoted CHARLENE CALVERT to director of creative services. Call 410/522-4910; www.rrevents.com. • HARRIET KAPLAN has joined Orlando, Fla.-based GRAPHIC GLOBE as national sales associate. Call 866/858-5646; www.graphicglobe.com. • The OMNI SAN DIEGO HOTEL has named EDWARD NETZHAMMER as general manager and PATTY BOCK as director of sales and marketing. Call 800/THE-OMNI; www.omnihotels.com. • JOEL CUTLER has joined the Palm Springs, Calif. location of the SHILO INNS SUITES as director of sales. Call 760/320-7676, ext. 181; www.shiloinns.com. • Timonium, Md.-based CHEF'S EXPRESSIONS has hired JOHN WALSH as executive chef. Call 410/561-2433; www.chefsexpressions.com • SCOTT WASHBURN has been promoted to vice president of Las Vegas-based BASKOW & ASSOCIATES. JOHN SANCHEZ recently opened the Latin American division of the company, also in Las Vegas. Call 702/733-7818; www.baskow.com.
WENDY ANDERSON of WOW! PRODUCTIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, CONNIE BASS of THE ULTIMATE SYMPHONY EVENT PLANNERS, both based in Pasadena, Calif., and MARK SONDER, CSEP, of Washington-based MARK SONDER PRODUCTIONS have united to form EVENTS … WITH A TWIST, a full-service company in Pasadena. Call 626/683-8243; www.eventswithatwist.com. • St. Louis, Mo.-based MAC MEETINGS AND EVENTS has opened a new office located at 5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054; 408/850-7280; www.macmeetings.com.
Pembroke Park, Fla.-based ME PRODUCTIONS has relocated its Orlando, Fla., offices to a larger suite within the same complex. The new offices are located at 6220 South O.B.T., Suite 186, Orlando, FL 32809; 800/544-0033; www.meproductions.com. • The corporate headquarters of GO WEST EVENTS AND MULTIMEDIA have moved into a new office located at 2248 Townsgate Road, Suite 1, Westlake Village, CA 91361; 800/228-3469, 805/557-0333; www.gowestevents.com.