JAKE LEISKE has joined the Toronto office of POP KOLLABORATIVE as artistic director. Call 403/264-9801 …

WENDY HARALSON has joined the ST. ANTHONY RIVERWALK in San Antonio, Texas, as catering manager. Call 210/354-9228 …

JENNIFER GULLINS has joined RENTALS UNLIMITED of Stoughton, Mass., as director of sales and marketing. Call 781/341- 1600 …

PUFF 'N STUFF CATERING of Orlando, Fla., has named AMY PRYOR venue development manager. Call 407/398-6306 ...

April marks the 25th anniversary of ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., and its divisions: Spandex USA, Neon USA and That’s Cool Events. “My first event was with John Daly of John Daly International Inc. and Houston event planner Sheri Pizitz,” says founder Bernie Gaps [see photo]. For that event, Gaps supplied the neon centerpieces that have now become an iconic part of his collection. Call 714/556-7073 ... 
 

CHLOE BRENTNALL has joined LIZ HOBBS GROUP of Nottinghamshire, England, as events executive. Call 08700 702 702 .. .

JOHN NICKEL, president of experiential marketing agency SWITCH, and STEVE SCHANKMAN, president of events and entertainment company CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTIONS, both based in St. Louis, have joined forces in a strategic partnership. Each company will maintain its own physical locations, financials as well as business specific to their areas of expertise. Together, SWITCH + CONTEMPORARY will work on multi-faceted event projects and addressing each client’s goals and needs. In addition, NICOLE PHILLIPS has been named the new director of strategic planning and business development for Switch. Call 314/206-7700 …

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