Special Events

Going Places

GERARDA PIZZARELLO has joined Secaucus, N.J.-based ROSE BRAND as its new scenic artist. Call 201/809-1730; www.rosebrand.com

Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.-based MC2 has promoted MIKE COUNTERMAN to director of operations at the company's Kingman, Ariz., location. Call 800/537-8073; www.mc-2.com

ADAM VOTAW is the new executive chef at LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT in Naples, Fla. Call 800/237-6883; www.laplayaresort.com

FRENCH LICK RESORT CASINO, located in French Lick, Ind., has hired BRIAN SCHACK as new executive chef. Call 888/694-4332; www.frenchlick.com

MCKENZIE EVENT MANAGEMENT, located in Morgan Hill, Calif., has hired JACQUELINE DEGUZMAN as event manager and SHANNA THOMPSON as marketing communications manager. Call 408/778-0488; www.mckenzieevents.com

LAURA KATZ has been promoted to director of operations for Phoenix-based KOOL PARTY RENTALS. Call 623/434-8822; www.koolpartyrentals.com

Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., SCOTTSDALE PLAZA RESORT has hired MICHAEL FOREST as new account executive. Call 480/948-5000; www.scottsdaleplaza.com

TIM MCCORD is the new executive vice president and head of the digital media group for TBA GLOBAL; the company is headquartered in Los Angeles. Call 818/226-2800; www.tbaglobal.com

MG DESIGN ASSOCIATES, based in Chicago, has hired KRISTOPHER MALMBERG as director of integrated services; JAMES HASSET has returned to the company on the program management team. Call 262/947-8890; www.mgdesign.com

San Diego-based TK&A CUSTOM CATERING has hired PHILIPPE DUBOIS as event coordinator. Call 858/444-8822; www.tka-catering.com

HORSESHOE BAY RESORT, located in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, has hired MARK EDWARDS as director of event planning, and MANUEL J. HERRERA as executive sous chef. Call 830/598-2511; www.hsbresort.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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