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Jim Cavanagh joins ACCESS as senior vice president of sales.

Who’s News in Special Events for Nov. 14, 2019

Special events business news this week includes a new senior v.p. of sales for ACCESS.

San Diego-based ACCESS, included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs” list, has announced the appointment of Jim Cavanagh as senior vice president of sales.

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park announced the appointment of executive chef William Schultz; he will will oversee all culinary teams and efforts at property including Columbus Tap, in-room dining, and special event and banquet culinary operations.

The Los Angeles Convention Center has named Patrick Smart as the new general manager of Taste of LA by Levy and Scott Banks as the new vice president of security and guest services.

Katie Miller has joined New York-based Cerbelli Creative, included on the latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies,” as an assistant event coordinator.

Stamford, Conn.-based foodservice contractor Centerplate has announced it has been awarded the long-term contract with the World Market Center Las Vegas to provide hospitality and foodservice at the venue.

Sher Downing has been appointed senior sales manager for L’Auberge Del Mar, a destination seaside resort located just north of San Diego.

Town and Country Event Rentals, headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., has opened a “will call” outlet in Pasadena, Calif., enabling clients to pick up small orders.

Just Bars has hired Sara Maya as a new sales and marketing assistant manager for its Florida locations.

Julie Marshall has joined Destination DC as domestic media relations manager.

The Hampton Inn in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., has announced Lilli Sheller as director of sales.

Cosmo Cool Concepts, a DMC Network Co. based in Houston, has acquired Houston-based DM Premier Services.

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