Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS has promoted JON MICHAELS to director of operations and human resources. Call 818/783-6112; www.extraordinary events.com. • JAMES PETRAKIS has joined Chicago-based PAULETTE WOLF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT as executive vice president and chief creative officer. Call 773/475-4300; www.pwe-e.com. • Washington-based the TCI COMPANIES has hired DOT HEWITT as director of business development. Call 202/457-0315; www.tcico.com. • KELLY ANDRES has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Beltsville, Md.-based SELECT EVENT RENTALS. Call 800/439-8729; www.weparty.com. • Larkspur, Calif.-based SPORTSMARK MANAGEMENT GROUP has hired ERIK GORDON as director of business development. Call 415/461-5804; www.sportsmark.com. • SAM THOMPSON of Minneapolis-based METROCONNECTIONS INC. has been named 2004 president of the ASSOCIATION OF DESTINATION MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVES. Call 303/394-3905; www.adme.org. • MARCIE DERIEMACKER is the new president of Southfield, Mich.-based SHOW ME MICHIGAN. Call 248/827-4370; www.showmemi.com. • Lanham, Md.-based HARGROVE INC. has appointed DAVID SOLSBERY design director for the trade show, special event and custom exhibit divisions. Call 301/396-9000; www.hargroveinc.com. • KATHY TAYLOR has joined Santa Ana, Calif.-based SIGNATURE PARTY RENTALS as senior event planner. Call 714/545-6777; www.signatureparty.com. • PRA NEW ORLEANS has named ROXANNE AUCOIN national sales manager. Call 504/586-8181; www.pra-online.com. • LAUREN LEVY has joined New York-based TSE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT as vice president of meetings and incentives. Call 212/695-9480; www.tsesports.com.
AUTOMOTIVE EVENTS has closed its office in Westlake, Ohio, and relocated its headquarters to 19111 Detroit Road, Suite 306, Rocky River, OH 44116. CATHY CLOUSE has joined the company as operations manager at the new location. Call 440/356-1383; www.automotive-events.com.