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Hunter Gray is promoted at The Special Event Company.

Who's News in Special Events for Jan. 31, 2019

Special events business news this week includes a promotion at The Special Event Company and a re-brand for industry leader Stefanie Berry.

The Special Event Company, based in in Raleigh, N.C., has announced that Hunter Gray has been promoted to the roles of chief strategy officer and creative director.

Well-known event designer/producer Stefanie Berry has announced the re-brand of her Clearwater, Fla.-based company from SHOWORKS to Berry Creative Group. The phone number remains the same: 813/855-9616.

Owner/chef Mark Stern has announce that Mary Ann (M.A.) Reilly, CMP, has joined Eugene, Ore.-based Carte Blanche Caterers as executive director.

Atlanta-based Destination South Meetings and Events, a DMC Network Company, has announced its expansion to now serve Charleston, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and other destinations on the southeastern coast. In addition, Destination South has welcomed three new experience specialists and hospitality veterans to its team: Kate MacCoy, Robert Sullivan and Patrick Judge.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard, Calif., has appointed Orlando J. Iglesias as food and beverage director.

The Hilton Santa Barbara [Calif.] Beachfront Resort announces the hiring of Lani Baird as the resort’s director of sales and marketing.

Emeryville, Calif.-based meetings producer Streamlinevents has announced that Tracy DeMario is joining the organization as vice president of sales and marketing,

Visit Pittsburgh has hired Jerad Bachar as executive vice president.

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