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The Special Event Company 30th anniversary
The Special Event Company team celebrates the company's 30th anniversary.

Who’s News in Special Events for July 26, 2018

Special events news this week includes the 30th anniversary celebration for The Special Event Company and new account execs at 360 Destination Group.

The Special Event Company just celebrated its 30th anniversary at its new headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., with presentations from dignitaries including Raleigh’s mayor. Company founder Sally Webb Berry, CSEP, received the Special Events Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement earlier this year.

Irvine, Calif.-based DMC 360 Destination Group, included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs” list, has added three new account executives to its team. Karem Bass will serve the Santa Barbara and Ojai, Calif., markets, Cendy Knight will oversee Arizona, and Jennifer Spollen will be responsible for south Florida.

Balich Worldwide Shows, based in Milan, has been named to produce the Formula 1 Milan Festival, slated for Aug. 29 to Sept. 1.

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., has named LeAnn Davis as new director of sales.

Ari Hughes has been appointed director of entertainment sales for the Park Hyatt New York, with responsibility for overseeing the entertainment, fashion and sports markets.

Lester Robinson has been named sales director for the Washington region for Visit Denver.

The Nashville [Tenn.] Convention and Visitors Corp. has appointed Andrea McFadden and Artrice McNeil to lead regional sales efforts for Washington market. McFadden takes the role of director, Mid-Atlantic regional office, and McNeil will serve as director of national accounts.

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