Andrew Ladd
Andrew Ladd joins the Kona Kai Resort and Spa in San Diego.

Who’s News in Special Events for Aug. 9, 2018

Special events news this week includes a new director of sales at the Kona Kai Resort and a new president for NACE.

Andrew Ladd has been named director of sales at the Kona Kai Resort and Spa in San Diego.

Matthew Lahey has joined Chicago-based Kehoe Designs as an event producer.

Becky Oldani has been promoted to director of food and beverage at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ed DiAntonio, CPCE, CMP, director of catering and event management at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., has been named 2018-2019 president of the National Association for Catering and Events.

Calihan Catering has been awarded a five-year partnership to serve as the exclusive catering provider for private events at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago.

Stamford, Conn.-based venue foodservice company Centerplate has named Diana Evans senior vice president of marketing and Kay Towner senior vice president of sales and new business development.

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