Longtime Chicago rental professional Valerie Braun has joined the Chicago office of Arena Americas as business development manager. Call 312/219-6978 …

Peter Cohen has joined San Diego-based ACCESS Destination Services, included in the latest Special Events "25 Top DMCs" list, as chief operating officer. Call 949/842-9865 …

Sean Kirkland has joined San Diego-based 360 Destination Group, included in the latest Special Events "25 Top DMCs" list, as a partner, managing the overall sales and operations in the San Diego and Palm Springs, Calif., offices. Call 800/444-3359 ….

The Corporate Event Marketing Association has announced its Board of Directors for 2013-2014: president, Liz Lathan, director of global event marketing, Dell; vice president/president-elect, Chris Meyer, vice president of sales, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; secretary, Ashely Muntan, senior event marketing manager, Symantec Corp.; and board members at large, Michele Schneider, vice president strategic events, Salesforce.co, and Dena Kaufman, COO, Opus Events Agency. Call 916/718-9802 …

London's Copper Box Arena has named Altu Collingwood as events manager …

Andy Hopper, AIFD, CFD, has joined Atlanta-based Your Event Solution as master designer for floral. Call 770/945-2160 …

Bruno Oakman has been named executive chef at the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis. Call 800/822-6757 …

Cleveland-based CSR has announced several promotions: Andrew Kramer will serve as director of production, John Monroe will serve as director of production at the Cleveland Convention Center, and Dave Netzel will move from audio engineer to event producer. Call 440/914-9500 …

CORT Event Furnishings has opened a new distribution center in the New Orleans area; the address is 120 Riverbend Drive, St. Rose, LA 70087 …

The Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau in Anaheim, Calif., has promoted Colleen Cornett to director of meeting solutions. Call 714/765-8888 …

Experience marketing agency FreemanXP offers a free white paper that gives insights into the mind-set of millennials, with an eye toward helping event planners better engage this new generation. Download the paper here

Last week's issue of Eventline listed an incorrect link to the blog on five top technology trends for events, written by Don Guzauckas Jr. of HB Group. Here is the correct link ...

Do you have business news to share with us? Please send it here—thanks!

Looking for a job? Looking to hire someone? Selling a business or used equipment? Special Events Classifieds is open for business! Just click here.