San Diego-based PROFESSIONAL EVENT SOLUTIONS has hired STACY FAILING, CSEP, as senior event specialist for its event production division. Call 619/881-0209; www.proeventsolutions.com.
• Los Angeles-based CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY LOS ANGELES has appointed BRUCE THURSTON sales manager. Call 818/933-3318; www.ctlosangeles.com. • The special event sales departments of Universal City, Calif.-based UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD and UNIVERSAL CITYWALK have merged to form a new special events and convention sales unit; PATRICIA KEANEY will serve as director of special event sales. Call 818/622-3036; www.universalstudioshollywood.com. • EDWARD MARKS has joined North Hollywood, Calif.-based ENTERTAINMENT LIGHTING SERVICES as account executive. Call 818/769-9800; www.elsnoho.com. • Houston-based DISTINCTIVE DETAILS has added ROBERT CAPERS and HEATHER GORMAN to its national sales team. Call 888/627-8412; www.distinctivedetails.com. • PHILIP PALAZZO JR. has joined St. Louis-based MC2 as president and chief executive officer. Call 845/578-1620; www.mc-2online.com. • AMY ASHWORTH WILSON has joined Atlanta-based ATLANTA ARRANGEMENTS as a program manager. Call 404/443-5959; www.atlantaarrange.com. • MAGIC BY SCOTT BERNARD, based in Hobe Sound, Fla., has appointed ALLISON CLARK director of sales and marketing. Call 561/546-0826; www.magicbysb.com. • Los Angeles-based EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS has appointed ROBERTA WOHLER CONSTANTINO ESTRADA account executive for its Cancun, Mexico, office. The company has also appointed CHRISTY VIOLETT account executive for its Orlando, Fla., office. Call 818/783-6112; www.extraordinaryevents.net. • Waukegan, Ill.-based BEVERLY CLARK COLLECTION has appointed CARL SNYDER vice president of sales. Call 847/887-0071; www.beverlyclark.com. • THE TCI COMPANIES, based in Washington, has named MARY BETH BALUTA as business development manager for the Washington/Mid-Atlantic association and corporate market, and KELLY CONWAY as Midwest and Northeast business development manager. Call 202/457-0315; www.tcico.com.
Special Events Magazine has won four awards from the Association of Business Publication Editors Western Region: two Gold Awards, for our 2001 Buyers' Guide cover design and for our “Galas” feature; a Silver award for the design of our “Four Seasons and a Wedding” cover story (April 2001); and a Bronze award for our “Guest Room” feature.