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Chicago Dancing Festival: Laurie Garwood was named executive director, from general manager of the Joffrey Ballet.
Neuberger Berman: Sylvia E. Sanchez was named assistant vice president and senior analyst, from reconciliations associate at Guggenheim Partners.
Swanson, Martin & Bell: Partner Matthew S. Ver Steeg joined the Chicago office from Eichhorn & Eichhorn, where he was also a partner. He focuses his practice on product liability, construction and general trial practice. Also, associate Jessica A. Levitt joined from Johnson & Bell in Hammond, where she was an associate; T. Allon Renfro joined as an associate, from deputy attorney general for the Indiana attorney general’s office in Indianapolis; associate Kevin M. Ringel joined from Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he was an associate; and associate Mallory A. Yontz joined from Nora & Tanzillo, where she was an associate.
Women’s Business Development Center: Kristin J. Travis was promoted to associate director of the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center, from associate.