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<p>Tracy Thompson-Hart takes the role of strategic accounts director at INVNT</p>

Who's News in Special Events for June 30, 2016

Special events news this week includes a new director of strategic accounts for INVNT

New York-based INVNT has appointed Tracy Thompson-Harte as director of strategic accounts.

Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., has named Peach Duty director of events.

Las Vegas-based GES Events has made several appointments: Nicholas Mirabile joins GES as vice president of business development; Rick Shahum has joined as senior account executive; and Renee Mancino has been named GES senior account executive.  

In anticipation of its opening later this year, MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, Md., has named members of its new food and beverage team. Led by vice president of food and beverage Alison Bybee, the F&B team includes executive chef Jason Johnston, director of beverage Ricardo Murcia, executive pastry chef Sylvain Bortolini, director of restaurants Valentin Mihail, and director of food and beverage Stephane Hainaut.

David Stasiulis has joined Atlanta-based caterer Proof of the Pudding as premium seating executive chef, while Cody Heermans has been named manager of facilities and logistical operations.

British-based employee and customer engagement firm Grass Roots Meetings and Events has named Simon Taylor as strategy director.

Jose Gomez has been named executive chef at The Reach Waldorf Astoria Resort in Key West, Fla.

Dale Adams has been appointed general manager of the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

Lauren Jaffie has been named lead coordinator for the Sparks, Nev., headquarters of Creative Coverings.

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