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Reena Felix takes the role of catering and conference services manager at the Inn on Fifth in Naples, Fla.

Who’s News in Special Events for Dec. 5, 2019

Special events business news this week includes a big honor for longtime rental leader Charles Neffle.

The Inn on Fifth in Naples, Fla., has named Reena Felix catering and conference services manager and Tammy Smith group sales manager.

Charles Neffle, chair of Cincinnati-based All Occasions Event Rental, will be named to the American Rental Association Hall of Fame at the association’s show in February.

Minneapolis-based CWT Meetings and Events, included on the latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies,” has announced the restructuring of its leadership team, with six global positions to deliver its new global operating model for customers: Kari Wendel, vice president of strategic customers; Ian Cummings, vice president of commercial; Saskia Gentil, vice president of global sales and marketing; Nathan Brooks, global lead of supplier management; Cristina Scott, vice president of global operations; and Stuart Whatley, head of product and technology strategy.

The Lee’s Summit [Mo.] Chamber of Commerce has named Megan Gray as director of special events

Craig Davis, currently president and CEO of VisitPittsburgh, is leaving the post to become CEO and president of VisitDallas. He will start his new job Jan. 6. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe [Nev.] Resort, Spa and Casino has announced Ashlee Barton as director of sales and marketing. 

Esther Barbosa has been appointed as director of sales and marketing at Pestana Park Avenue, slated to open in January in New York.

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