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Brittany Friedman joins the team at Extraordinary Events.

Who’s News in Special Events for July 11, 2019

Special events business news this week includes a new business development manager at Extraordinary Events.

Brittany Friedman has joined Extraordinary Events of Sherman Oaks, Calif., as manager of business development.

Aspen, Colo. based Resorts | Mountains | Cities (RMC)--included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs list--has announced the addition of Drew Warwick as vice president of business development.

Chicago-based Total Event Resources has announced the appointment of Bonnie Coop as a senior event producer.

RWS Entertainment Group, based in New York, has launched an ongoing partnership with Ilmex Illumination, a designer and manufacturer of light spectaculars headquartered in Spain.

Rachel Jacob Barnett has joined Key Events of San Francisco as key account manager.

CORT Events has unveiled its redesigned website, offering added convenience to event planners through inspiration-based landing pages and new site functionalities.  

Washington-based Global DMC Partners, included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs” list, has announce the addition of Sunlinc, which serves Caribbean destinations, and Panama Journeys to its partnership of nearly 70 independently owned DMCs.

Atlanta-based Proof of the Pudding has announced several appointments. Shelby Pease has been hired as catering sales manager for the Zoo Atlanta account; Landen Dodge has joined the company as executive chef; Lizzie Wilmer will serve as office administrator/receptionist; and Willie Bonner has been named off-premise warehouse manager.

L’Auberge Del Mar, located in Del Mar, Calif., has appointed Christopher Carriker as its new executive chef.

Des Mclaughlin, the founder of HBI and former managing director of Grass Roots Meetings and Events (now BCD M&E), has launched Meet, a venue sourcing and events agency based in Holland Park, London.

VisitPittsburgh, the official tourism promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, announced the promotion of Derek Dawson to senior director of partnership development.

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