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Who’s News in Special Events for Aug. 1, 2019

Special events business news this week includes a new role for David Granger and a new business launched by Carrie Sims.

David Granger has joined the Dallas-based Perot Museum of Nature and Science as event services manager.

Washington-based CSI DMC, included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs,” has opened an office in Denver serving the Rocky Mountain region.

Lyn Gleasure has been promoted to senior event manager at Bedrock Detroit.

Carrie Sims, listed as a 2013 Special Events “Young Event Pros to Watch,” has launched Carrie Sims Event Design, based in New York.

WRG in Philadelphia has hired Greg Kiner to head its live events team.

The DMC Network, included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs,” has announced that Paris-based Terraevents France has joined the group as an affiliate partner.

Drew D’Andrea has been promoted to senior vice president at The Firm Event Design. The company has offices in Culver City, Calif., and Secaucus, N.J.

Big rental supplier Event Source, based in Cleveland, has announced a strategic partnership with Pittsburgh-based Mosaic, supplier of specialty linen rentals for both national and global clients. The partnership includes collaboration with the companies’ design teams, who unveiled a Mosaic Collection section on the Event Source website, allowing for ease of access to some of Mosaic’s fabrics.

Event Pros Take Action—a group of special event professionals who rebuild communities in need—will return to Puerto Rico Nov. 9-13 to help rebuild communities in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Learn more here.

Tara Wurtz has been named director of sales and marketing at the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown.

Balich Worldwide Shows, based in Milan, has been chosen to create and produce the opening and closing ceremonies for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games and Para Games.

Jackie Lacey AIFD, CFD, of the Floriology Institute in Jacksonville, Fla., has been installed as president of the American Institute of Floral Designers.

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