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JEN POYER is the new special events supervisor for the CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY, based in Long Beach, Calif. Call 562/437-8555, ext. 231;

A-1 EVENT & PARTY RENTALS, based in Covina, Calif., has hired CINDY SANTIAGO as special event coordinator. Call 866/217-2789;

Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS has hired ROBERT MCCORMICK as vice president of sales and marketing. Call 818/783-6112;

Chicago-based HILVERDA DE BOER has hired DEB THOMPSON as new Midwest sales manager. Call 847/487-6530;

LAWRENCE HECKLIN is the new vice president of sales for Pottstown, Pa.-based VISION TECHNICAL GROUP INC. Call 610/495-8050;

EVAN EMPEY is the new senior account executive of market sales for RENAISSANCE HOTELS AND RESORTS, handling five Boston area hotels. Call 617/338-4111;

DIANA MARTIN has been promoted to catering and events director at the WINDERMERE COUNTRY CLUB in Windermere, Fla. Call 407/876-1112, ext. 214;

Cleveland-based EVENT SOURCE has hired CANDACE CONNER as a new account executive. Call 866/901-6001;

REBECCA CASON is a new sales executive at Washington-based HARGROVE INC. in the company's special events division. MARCO K. PARROTTO and MARK SALESSES have joined the company's trade show division as national sales executives. Call 301/306-9000;

The NATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER in Lansdowne, Va., has hired ERIC WHITSON as director of sales and marketing, VINCENT BUONOCORE as director of food and beverage, and SHARON MEYERS as director of catering. Call 800/640-2684;

BEVERLY BRIN is the new general manager for ULTIMATE VENTURES, based in Dallas. Call 972/732-8433;

EDDIE WILLIAMS is the executive chef at the new WYNDHAM SUGAR BAY RESORT AND SPA in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Call 340/777-7100;

MG DESIGN ASSOCIATES CORP., based in Chicago, has hired LESLIE LUDTKE and KIMBERLY MORRISON as account managers. Call 262/947-8890;

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