Special Events

Going Places

PAMELA WATKINS has been promoted to director of sales and special events for the BEACHES OF SOUTH WALTON TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Call 850/267-1216; www.beachesofsouthwalton.com

VISIT PALM BEACH, based in Palm Beach, Fla., has hired SUSAN Q. MCNAMARA, DICK RHODES and KEVIN GOODBODY as manager of excursions and event services, sales and marketing team member and director of operations, respectively. Call 561/ 881-9757; www.visitpalmbeach.com

ANDREA HARALAMPOPOULOS is the new director of sales for the IRON HORSE HOTEL, located in Milwaukee. Call 305/577-8484; www.desireshotels.com

LUXE HOTEL, located in Los Angeles, has hired MICHELLE FRANCIS as executive chef for the hotel's restaurant. Call 310/273-0300; www.luxehotelrodeodrive.com

LESLIE ANNE RICHARDS is the new pastry chef for THE HELDRICH, located in New Brunswick, N.J. Call 732/729-4670; www.theheldrich.com

AZTEC TENTS, based in Torrance, Calif., has hired MATT PARE as regional account manager. Call 800/228-3687; www.aztectents.com

PHILLIP WEINSTEIN is the new rentals and logistics coordinator for DIGITAL LIGHTNING, based in Kensington, Md. Call 866/468-6440 or visit www.digitallightning.com

PRISCILLA LETO has joined the event consulting team at THE FINISHING TOUCH, based in West Orange, N.J. Call 973/525-5884; www.thefinishingtouchevents.com

CASSANDRA SEMENZA, LINDSAY GONEAU and VALERIE MORANDO have joined Boston-based CONVENTURES as new assistant account coordinators. Call 617-439-7700; www.conventures.com

Secaucus, N.J.-based ROSE BRAND has hired MARK O’BRIEN as new sales representative. Call 201/809-1730; www.rosebrand.com

MARY ANN REILLY, CMP, has joined WILDFLOWER LINENS, based in Los Angeles, as sales manager. Call 310/360-9899; www.wildflowerlinens.com

Do you have a job change to announce? Send information about new hires or promotions in the event industry to staff writer Alexandra Gudmundsson by clicking here.

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