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Rachel Paisley joins Hargrove as director of sales for events.

Who’s News in Special Events for Oct. 24, 2019

Special events business news this week includes a new director of event sales at Hargrove.

Rachel Paisley has joined Lanham, Md.-based Hargrove, included on the latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies,” as director of sales for events.

The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif., has announced the appointment of Clayton van Hooijdonk as director of food and beverage.

San Francisco-based Entire Productions, included on the latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies,” has announced that Nicole Adames has joined the company as account executive and Anneliese Glaubitz as event coordinator.

Ruben Gomez has been promoted to director of design at Los Angeles-based AOO Events.

Atlas Event Rental, a full-service event rental company serving South Florida, has announced its expansion with the opening of a showroom in Martin County.

Kofler Portugal will be the exclusive catering provider at Web Summit Lisboa 2019, Nov. 4-7. The event draws 70,000 participants per day.

Pooya Banifazl has been named director of food and beverage at Sonesta Silicon Valley in Milpitas, Calif.

The Incentive Research Foundation, located in Washington, has announced that Stephanie Harris has been appointed president.

Las Vegas-based GES announced that Jay Altizer has been named global president and Ian Dunhill has joined the company as executive vice president of finance.  

The Tides Inn in Irvington, Va., has announced the appointment of Brent Woodyard as director of sales.

British event company The Creative Engagement Group has hired Helen Davis to lead its environments team in Philadelphia with responsibility for creating memorable exhibition experiences and custom installations for international clients.

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