Twinsburg, Ohio-based CONFERON has hired CHARLES Z. ROBERTS as national account manager for the Georgia market. Call 330/425-8333; www.conferon.com. • BRADLEY FOSTER has joined Rockville, Md.-based DIGITAL LIGHTNING as a senior sales associate/lighting designer. Call 301/468-6440; www.digitallightning.org. • JENNIFER L. KIEL has been appointed director of special events for Chicago-based MOWALLA MUSIC AND SPORTS. Call 312/226-9941; www.mowalla.com. • Los Angeles-based AZTEC TENTS AND EVENTS has hired MARK O. KOLTKO as a special event coordinator. Call 310/328-5060; www.aztectent.com. • LINDA DI MEGLIO has returned to Los Angeles-based RALEIGH STUDIOS as director of special events. Call 310/727-2731; www.raleighstudios.com. • Princeton, N.J.-based MEETING DIMENSIONS has added BILL TOTARO to its sales and marketing staff. Call 609/466-1007; www.meetingdimensions.com. • Pennington, N.J.-based ACTIVITIES EVENT SPECIALISTS has added ELLEN STIEVE to its sales management staff. Call 609/466-4100; www.eventsbiz.com. • RESTAURANT ASSOCIATES AT THE KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS in Philadelphia has named BRETT BRASLER catering sales manager and KELLY-AYN MCKAY catering director. Call 215/670-2386; www.restaurantassociates.com. • ALVIN YOUNG has rejoined San Francisco-based USA HOSTS as general manager of the Miami-South Florida office. J. BAIRD PITTMAN has been named director of sales for the Western Region of USA Hosts and will be working out of a new regional sales office in Monterey, Calif. Call 415/986-2202; www.usahosts.com.
Los Angeles-based PREMIERE VALET SERVICE has opened an office in Orange County, Calif., at 1278 Glenneyre St., Suite 187, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; 949/497-8811.
BOB BLAESING, CSEP, president of Atlanta-based Experience by Design and ISES treasurer, died on April 25. Blaesing's sister, Mary Lou Hecklinger, has established a fund with the INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS FOUNDATION for anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution. Checks made payable to “ISEF for Bob Blaesing, CSEP” may be sent to ISES headquarters at 401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60611. • DOROTHY P. BROOKS, co-founder and former vice president of Deerfield, Ill.-based Creative Impact Group, died on March 20 in Chicago. Brooks launched CIG in 1976 with her daughter, Joanne Brooks Alter.