MOVING UP Michael Brown, CSEP, has joined Beyond Designs as event coordinator. 3214 West Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102; 702/252-4242. Party Time has named Leslie Abelson as director of sales and marketing. 2741 W. 76th St., Hialeah, FL 33016; 305/970-0785. David McMillan has joined An Original Occasion as executive chef. 5850 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323/467-2111. Shannon Davison has joined Theme Warehouse as event coordinator. 9798 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241; 562/529-2222. Pat Schaumann, CSEP, CMP, has been named division president of the MC2 St. Louis Division. 801 N. Second St., Suite 302, St. Louis, MO 63102; 314/421-2005. Current Events International has promoted Mark Fink and Rob Yeager to lighting production managers. 601 General Washington Ave., Suite 100, Norristown, PA 19403; 610/630-8300. Pierre Theriault has joined Famous Events/PGI as manager, information technology. Brian Browne has been appointed account executive. 68 Water St., Suite 504, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6B 1A4; 604/689-3448. Allan Ha has been promoted to director of business development at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibitions Centre. 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China; 852 2582 8888. Roy Gayhart is the new chief operating officer at Concepts Worldwide. 6540 Lusk Blvd., Suite C-124, San Diego, CA 92121; 619/535-0050. The Tampa/Hillsborough Convention and Visitors Association has named Norwood Smith as its new vice president of sales. 400 N. Tampa St., Suite 1010, Tampa, FL 33602; 813/223-1111. Cindy Love is the new sales and marketing manager for Huey's Catering. Vickie Martin is its new catering manager. 1911 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104; 901/276-6934.
BRANCHING OUT Andrea Wyn Schall has formed her own special event company, A Wynning Event. 1650 Federal Ave., Suite 113, Los Angeles, CA 90025; 310/473-8791; e-mail: [email protected] Laura Holycross has formed Distinctive Events, an event planning and wedding coordination firm. 11601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90025; 310/235-1473; e-mail: [email protected] Betsy Wiersma, CSEP, has moved the headquarters of her consulting business, Creative Event Development. 2217 S. Nome Court, Aurora, CO 80014; 303/873-1770; e-mail: [email protected]