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Erika Welling joins PRA Las Vegas.

Who’s News in Special Events for April 25, 2019

Special events business news this week includes a new GM at PRA Las Vegas and a new Texas operation from Hosts Global.

Erika Welling has joined PRA Las Vegas as general manager.

Big DMC group Hosts Global, included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs,” has announced its expansion into Texas with the debut of Hosts Texas, serving Austin and San Antonio. Michelle Crosby, CMP, DMCP, will serve as general manager; Tanya Posavatz has been named director of business development.

Los Angeles-based Paramount Pictures has named Len Iannelli senior vice president of special projects and events.

Christopher Mackey has taken the role of general manager with Standard Party Rentals at its flagship location in Richmond, Calif.

Cindy Celis has joined Los Angeles-based Good Gracious Events as director of business development.

MeetingsNet, sister publications group to Special Events, will host its “Risk360” conference in Philadelphia on June 27. The one-day event, which will take place at Convene on Market Street, trains event and meeting planners to assess the risk elements of events, design an effective emergency action plan, understand how to mitigate, transfer, accept or avoid risk, and evaluate force majeure and indemnification clauses. Attendees can also earn continuing education credits towards CMP certification/recertification. Learn more here.

Adrienne Giroux has joined Toronto-based The Idea Hunter as general manager.

Gary Rogers has been named executive chef at the Conrad Dublin.

American Metalcraft, based in Franklin Park, Ill., has promoted Lee Ann Kelly to vice president of sales, marketing and global sourcing.

Katherine Saad-Loman has been named director of sales and marketing at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington and Kimpton George Hotel; both properties are in Washington.

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