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Going Places for Sept. 28, 2005

Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS has hired RONNIE CAPLAN as creative director, TODD BLACK as account executive and DANA PITTS as producer. Call 818/783-6112;

CHIP OLSEN has joined Atlanta-based lighting design and production company INFINITE DESIGNS as account manager and marketing coordinator. Call 404/367-8070;

Los Angeles-based TBA GLOBAL EVENTS has appointed BOB MCCORMICK as senior vice president, strategic events/meeting planning services; JILL LISZEWSKI as senior vice president of destination management; DENNIS BOYLE as senior vice president of consumer marketing; FRAN ROMEO as vice president of fairs and festivals entertainment; C.B. WISMAR as senior vice president; DAVID KAHN as senior vice president, sales; GREG ANTON as senior vice president, account management; and LEO FITZPATRICK as senior vice president, creative. Call 818/226-2800;

LINDA FINLEY has been appointed director of group sales, incentives and meetings for BARCELO HOTELS & RESORTS in Orlando, Fla. Call 404/643-8222;

KEVIN STUESSI has been named senior vice president of food & beverage at the W LAS VEGAS HOTEL AND CASINO, which will open in 2008. Visit

Newport Beach, Calif.-based travel and event management company AMBASSADORS INTERNATIONAL has promoted JERRY MCGEE to president and chief operating officer. Call 949/759-5900;

TONY RODRIGUEZ has been named director of sales at the FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, Miami. Call 305/381-3062;

LEE ANNE REES has joined TWELVE HOTELS AND RESIDENCES in Atlanta as director of events. Call 404/961-8888;

MARTIN KEENEY has joined the WESTIN MICHIGAN AVENUE, Chicago, as director of catering. Call 888/627-8385;

The WALDORF-ASTORIA, New York, has appointed CEDRIC TOVAR as chef de cuisine and JEAN-PIERRE DUTERON as general manager of the hotel’s PEACOCK ALLEY restaurant, scheduled to reopen in November. Call 800/WALDORF (925-3673);

Do you have a job change to announce? Send information about new hires or promotions in the event industry to Special Events Magazine assistant editor Kelly Wardle at [email protected].

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