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Mindy Weiss

Mindy Weiss

Mindy Weiss and her team at Mindy Weiss Party Consultants are known for planning some of the most high-profile celebrations in the world. The MWPC team has designed unforgettable weddings, baby showers and parties for clients like Ciara & Russell Wilson, Ellen...
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Ceci Johnson

Ceci Johnson

Following a short stint designing the national bridal registry kits for the Federated Department Stores, Ceci Johnson landed on the East Coast for a job. It was in New York, with an invitation she created for a coworker’s wedding, that the Ceci New York story began....
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Mary Wittenberg

Mary Wittenberg

Mary Wittenberg is President of the EF Education First Pro Cycling cycling team and past President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Road Runners (NYRR). During 17 years with New York Road Runners, Mary oversaw the TCS New York City Marathon and many other...
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Lori Raimondo

Lori Raimondo

Lori Raimondo leads a double life. As a producer, she specializes in documentaries. As a marketing and event expert, she specializes in the entertainment and non-profit industries. Lori has produced events as high-profile as the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and and...
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Laura Schwartz

Laura Schwartz

Laura Schwartz is a professional speaker and author of “Eat, Drink & Succeed!” Laura was named one of the Best Keynote Speakers by Meetings and Conventions Magazine and one of seven American speakers who exceed and surpass expectations by Successful...
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Karen Dalzell

Karen Dalzell

Karen Dalzell, Cultural CEO of Dalzell Creative Group, started Dalzell Productions in 2000 when her experience as a producer demanded horizons beyond off-off-broadway theater. With over 20 years of experience encompassing all aspects of the event, Karen’s...
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Colja Dams

Colja Dams

Colja Dams is Chief Executive Officer of VOK DAMS, one of the leading agencies for events and live marketing globally. With offices in Dubai, Beijing, France, Shanghai, and Wuppertal, Germany, VOK DAMS has produced award-winning events for leading brands all over the...
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Christina Neault

Christina Neault

Christina Neault brings 20 years of international experience, a deep roster of contacts and solid credibility to the table. She is a fashion industry leader, having served as the Executive Producer of Fashion Week in NYC, LA and Miami. She was a highly sought-after...
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Bryan Rafanelli

Bryan Rafanelli

Rafanelli and his firm have a simple philosophy: Every event is a unique creative challenge deserving of a one-of-a-kind approach. “My team listens to what you’re imagining and then comes back with an idea you never expected,” he says. “We hone in on every last detail...
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Andrea Michaels

Andrea Michaels

Winner of over 70 international event awards, Andrea has planned and produced events since 1978. Building her company, Extraordinary Events, into a globally recognized brand has included product launches, consumer events and large-scale public events as well as more...
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Lauren Sozmen

Lauren Sozmen

Although a Paris native, Lauren has lived in NYC most of her life. She always knew she was going to own a business where she would create magic and memories. Whether she is working with a charm-laden raw space or a sprawling family estate, the common thread between...
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Eric Aragon

Eric Aragon

Eric Aragon has been designing sophisticated, unique and contemporary high profile events in the social and private sector for almost twenty years, winning awards in event and floral design as well as product branding. Eric established the award winning design firm,...
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Chad Brincheski

Chad Brincheski

Chad Brincheski has managed, produced and won awards for some of the best events in Canada and the United States. Chad graduated from the Hospitality and Tourism program at Ryerson University before spending ten years in catering and conference services with some of...
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Frank Supovitz

Frank Supovitz

For more than 25 years, award-winning event producer Frank Supovitz has been at the helm of some of the world’s most prestigious, widely-viewed and well-attended sports and entertainment events, first leading the National Hockey League’s Events & Entertainment...
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Rehan Choudhry

Rehan Choudhry

Rehan Choudhry is the founder and CEO of A Beautiful Perspective (ABP)–a next-generation media and live experience company. Rehan is also the founder of both the Emerge Music + Impact Conference and Life is Beautiful Festival, both annual events held in Las...
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Scott Burns

Scott Burns

Scott Burns is driven by the notion that relevancy is more important than consistency in today’s hyper-connected world. The ideas created, designed and delivered maintain a central truth: the most powerful connection one can make is that with another human....
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Sean  MacNeill

Sean MacNeill

Sean MacNeill joined MobileCause as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors in June 2013. He is a multidimensional CEO with 15 years of experience delivering rapid growth in software, mobile and cloud companies. MobileCause is a premier...
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Michael Trainer

Michael Trainer

Michael Trainer is a social entrepreneur focused on building movements for social impact. He is formerly the U.S. Country Director for the Global Poverty Project, working to build the movement to end extreme poverty. Michael’s current projects are the Global...
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Tamara Mendelsohn

Tamara Mendelsohn

As VP and General Manager of Marketplace at Eventbrite, Tamara Mendelsohn drives global consumer strategy and heads up Eventbrite’s Marketplace Business Unit, overseeing product, engineering, marketing, and business development. She was one of Eventbrite’s...
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Veronica Yankowski

Veronica Yankowski

With over 2 decades of experience, Veronica Yankowski has created a successful business out of documenting life in its most honest form. Her love of the art is why Veronica chooses to start her business, VeroLuce Photography. Veronica is proud to be the most published...
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Michael Shannon, CMP

Michael Shannon, CMP

Michael Shannon is a passionate hospitality industry professional with a diverse background of on-property experience, regional sales experience, CVB/DMO experience and meeting planning experience. His specialties are hotel sales and marketing, meeting and event...
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Kiki Fox

Kiki Fox

Kiki Fox is passionate about the industry and being involved. She is a member of IAEE, MPI, PCMA and serves on several boards within them. By attending networking and education events, she has stayed up to date on issues facing the industry. She is a co-founder and...
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Gazala Uradnik

Gazala Uradnik

Gazala Uradnik started GFS Events in 2012 because she knew that nonprofits needed help through her own board and volunteer work. She is an entrepreneur by nature and starting her own businesses was a natural progression of her goals and skills. She really listen to...
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Jan Altmann

Jan Altmann

Jan Altmann is an accomplished business development leader based in downtown Vancouver, BC. Each opportunity closed excites him, as it means that another organization has been connected with a solution they desire. He possesses the creative problem-solving skills to...
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David Merrell

David Merrell

For over 25 years it has been David Merrell’s philosophy that “All special events truly demand a customized approach in order to fully achieve the client’s vision and purpose.” It is this vision, passion, and dedication, to each and every client that has inevitably...
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Eileen Bistrisky MBA, CSEP, CMC, ACC

Eileen Bistrisky MBA, CSEP, CMC, ACC

Eileen Bistrisky MBA, CSEP, CMC, ACC strategically leads impactful, socially-responsible organizations both in-house and as a consultant. She re-branded her award-winning firm to help with the latter. Effective Leadership Consulting helps clients achieve their...
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Amani Roberts

Amani Roberts

DJ AmRo (Amani Roberts) is a Washington DC born and bred DJ who has been in California since 2007. DJ AmRo’s musical knowledge spans numerous decades and crosses multiple genres. DJ AmRo currently has residencies on various nights in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice,...
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Corinne Kessel, CSEP

Corinne Kessel, CSEP

Corinne Kessel is the proud owner and Principal of Greenscape since 2007. She started with the company in 2004 and held a variety of roles: Design Consultant, Senior Design Consultant, Sales Manager, and Operations Manager. Her greatest accomplishment has been...
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Michael Blatter

Michael Blatter

Michael Blatter is an experiential marketing innovator and pioneer. As CEO of Mirrorball, Blatter has built a team of creators united by a clear mission: to design experiences that stimulate people’s emotions and create deep, meaningful memories. Under his leadership,...
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Aaron Tharp

Aaron Tharp

Aaron Tharp is an award-winning designer and executive producer, whose work has been recognized nationally and internationally by professional associations, including The Special Event. His professional background includes hotel creative sales, food and beverage, as...
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Sébastien David

Sébastien David

Sébastien David, president and co-owner of Sénik Events, opened his first event-producing company in 1996, when he was 21. He met Nicholas-Olivier Caron in 2002 and one year later, Sénik Events was born. Sénik Events produces around 100 projects per year throughout...
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Thom Casadonte

Thom Casadonte

The late Thomas Casadonte was Head of Global Events for Bloomberg LP for 5 years. His career included significant roles with Sony, IBM, George P. Johnson, and Maritz.
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Melanie Altarescu

Melanie Altarescu

Melanie Altarescu is a creative marketing executive. She is currently Chief Partnerships Officer at The Wing, a company that builds co-working and community spaces for women. In this role, Melanie combines her passion for female leaders and entrepreneurs with her...
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Todd Hawkins

Todd Hawkins

Todd Hawkins is an innovative event producer and founder/CEO of The Todd Group. Producing hundreds of events annually ranging from charity to corporate to social and entertainment, Todd has quickly become an industry expert and the go-to resource in the field of...
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Debi Lilly

Debi Lilly

Celebrity party planner and author, Debi Lilly believes in elegant and easy design ideas for all. She is on a one woman mission to inspire, educate, and share her twenty years of party planning and stylist tips, tricks and DIY designs to elevate celebrations for any...
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Jeff Boedges

Jeff Boedges

Jeff Boedges is the owner of SoHo Experiential.They ignite social relevance through thoughtfully crafted brand experiences.  
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Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations. In addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX...
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Scott Schenker

Scott Schenker

Scott Schenker is a recognized international executive, proficient in integrated and experience marketing, corporate strategy, financial and general management, technology, media production, and emerging trends. He is a self-starter who – by working independently,...
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ILEA Canada

ILEA Canada

Be inspired and motivated by new, fresh ideas. Meet event professionals from around the world, and from your own backyard who share your passion for excellence. ILEA – the International Live Events Association is the global association for event industry professionals...
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David Monn

David Monn

David Monn is best known for his broad range of artistry, from intimate private parties to noteworthy events such as the White House State Visit, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute gala and a performance production, “In the Void,” at the Park...
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Jason Oncz

Jason Oncz

Paramedic and Chief Operating Officer of Med-On-Site Inc, Jason Oncz’s mandate is to provide education about the skills and scope of prehospital providers in Ontario, and to provide the public with Safety and Security as a through Event Medical Services at...
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Candace Montgomery

Candace Montgomery

As Executive Director, Live Events & Experiential Essence Communications, Candace Montgomery is a leading innovator in the area of strategic experiential marketing programs. An expert with over 20 years experience, Candace develops integrated event strategies that...
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Nicole R. Matthews, CSEP

In 2007, Nicole R. Matthews broke out of corporate America and launched, Henley Co., an event, travel and lifestyle concierge firm. By creating her own opportunity, she lived her way into her dream of working the London 2012 Olympics. She has now worked Super Bowl...
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Janice Cardinale

Janice Cardinale

What drives The Idea Hunter is Janice Cardinale’s natural ability to spot up-and-coming young talent and trends. Emerging from a successful career in the fashion industry, Janice bridges the gap between understanding abstract trends and harnessing them in...
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Tara Guérard

Tara Guérard

Recognized as one of the nation’s leading tastemakers, Tara Guérard has earned a widespread reputation for her exceptional ability to create spectacular settings celebrating life’s most anticipated occasions. For over 15 years, clients across the United States – from...
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Amanda Matuk

Amanda Matuk

Amanda Matuk is Executive Producer for I/O Developer Conference and Head of Hardware Experiences at Google.
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Rick Moelis

Rick Moelis

Rick is the president of Rick Moelis Productions, Inc., which provides a full scope of event marketing services including hotel/venue management, speaker management, food and beverage, decor, website/registration, transportation and overall budget oversight. Prior to...
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William Sell

William Sell

Bill has over 37 years in event development, program execution and media management experience in the USA and internationally. As Managing Partner of Advisor Communications he’s been counsel to a number of media and event companies in the book industry, biotechnology,...
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Peter Shallard

Peter Shallard

As a renowned business psychology expert and psychotherapist gone renegade, Peter works with all types of entrepreneurs around the globe as these people strive to reach greater goals of wealth, freedom and social impact. That last one is important. Peter’s obsessed...
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Chris Litster

Chris Litster

Chris has been with Constant Contact since 2006 and currently runs the company’s EventSpot Business Unit. EventSpot is designed to help small business and nonprofit event planners automate and simplify many details associated with planning, promoting and managing an...
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David Stark

David Stark

David Stark’s full-service event design and planning firm is celebrated for the innovative, imaginative events it creates for a wide range of high-wattage celebrity clients (Beyoncé Knowles, Martha Stewart) and major corporations (Target, TBS, Condé Nast), as well as...
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Bill Wasik

Bill Wasik

Bill edits feature-length articles on technology, science, and culture. Prior to joining Wired in 2010, he was an editor at Harper’s Magazine for 10 years. He is the author of And Then There’s This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture, and co-author of the...
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Carol Krugman, MEd, CMP, CMM

Carol Krugman, MEd, CMP, CMM

Prior to joining the faculty at MSU Denver, Professor Krugman worked in the global arena for 30 years in a variety of corporate marketing and meeting/event planning positions, as well as owning and managing her own meeting management company specializing in...
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Marcy Blum

Marcy Blum

Marcy Blum is a world-renowned event planner, entertaining expert and owner of the acclaimed event planning company Marcy Blum Associates based in New York City. Her signature style is actually the ability to find a signature style for her clients....
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Scott Norville

Scott Norville

Scott Norville is currently Vice President of Digital Audience Development at Fox. He is responsible for leading Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Network Group’s cross-division initiatives regarding short-form video creation and distribution, and audience development on...
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Will  Curran

Will Curran

As founder of Endless Entertainment, Will Curran has been named one of the 40 under 40 event industry leaders, 35 entrepreneurs under the age of 35, and Inc Magazine’s Coolest College Start-up all before graduating college. Will has been producing events since high...
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Mia Monroe, CSEP, CGMP, CMP

Mia Monroe, CSEP, CGMP, CMP

Mia Monroe is an award-winning certified special event, meeting and government meeting professional, speaker, author of trade articles and the conference and event manager for NASA Johnson Space Center’s Human Health and Institutional Management contract with...
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Michelle French

Michelle French

Michelle French is a storyteller at heart. Every event she produces tells a tale, delivers a message, and has an effect that continues long after the tables are cleared and the last attendee exits the venue. In 2009, Michelle founded Sunday Sol Events. At Sunday Sol...
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Aidan Henry

Aidan Henry

Aidan’s imaginative concepts and ideas have transformed empty spaces into spectacular social events. His inspiration stems from memorable guest moments and experiences. He believes that creating these moments is a big responsibility, but also a great honor. That...
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Jim Fielding

Jim Fielding

An industry veteran of more than 30 years, Jim Fielding currently serves as President, Consumer Products and Innovation for 20th Century Fox. In this capacity, Fielding oversees the Licensing and Merchandising of the vast portfolio of content and Brands, including the...
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Stephanie Gatton

Stephanie Gatton

After 10+ years as a freelance stage manager, Stephanie Gatton yearned for a bit of stability. Once she realized that planning events was just like managing or producing a production, the rest was history! After spending five years in venue management for the iconic...
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Carina Bauer

Carina Bauer

Carina Bauer began her career in retail and catering setting up and running GoodBean Coffee. As Managing Director, Carina was in charge of the expansion of the business which grew to 13 stores in 3 years and was sold to a publicly-listed company in December 2001. She...
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Travis Threlkel

Travis Threlkel

Since founding Obscura Digital in 2000, Travis Threlkel has been leading a team of 50 people and providing immersive branded environments created with the latest technologies, from architectural and video mapping, to interactive displays and 3-D cameras....
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Bruce Orosz

Bruce Orosz

Bruce Orosz expanded the travel business he owned into a full-service production company, ACT Productions. ACT facilitates the careers of models, photographers, actors, and musicians and provides production for events, global advertising campaigns, and television...
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Craig Paulson

Craig Paulson

Craig Paulson, principal photographer and owner of the studio, is a multi-award-winning photographer. Based in New York City, Craig has over 25 years of experience in the photography industry. Whilst living in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Switzerland and India, he worked...
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Rachel Gross

Rachel Gross

Rachel Gross is the senior vice president of event marketing at Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. She oversees corporate events for Univision and manages client-focused experiences at major events and franchises, such...
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Rebecca Grinnals

Rebecca Grinnals

Rebecca Grinnals is the founder and president of wedding and honeymoon industry consulting firm Engaging Concepts based in Celebration, Florida. She has been a featured guest on The Early Show, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, and more. She serves as the chairperson of the...
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Sasha Souza

Sasha Souza

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sasha Souza was raised by a flower-child mom who encouraged her daughter’s flair for the dramatic. Cultivating a background in the theater arts, Sasha emerged as a businesswoman with a gift for theatrical styling and, after...
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Liene Stevens

Liene Stevens

Liene Stevens, the founder of The Splendid Collective, is an author, speaker and expert on the intersection of business and social behavior for the wedding and lifestyle industries. Specializing in social and consumer psychology, specifically the millennial...
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Steve Paster

Steve Paster

Steve Paster is President of Alpine Creative Group, an award-winning graphic design and custom printing firm located in New York City. Founded in 1987, Alpine Creative Group manufactures high-end custom invitations, stationery and corporate marketing materials. All...
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David Marshall

David Marshall

David Marshall brings 35 years of presentation experience to his current position as Production Manager of the New York office of Staging Techniques. He has a long resume as an Equity stage manager, technical director and producer that began with Contempo...
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Liz Glover Wilson, CMP, CSEP

Liz Glover Wilson, CMP, CSEP

Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Joe Torre, Allan Houston, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mikhail Gorbachev are just some of the celebs who have turned to Liz Glover Wilson’s boutique firm to produce their charities’ galas. Liz founded Elizabeth Rose Consulting, LLC in...
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Mike Taubleb

Mike Taubleb

Mike Taubleb owns Promenade Speaker’s Bureau, a New York-based broker of professional speakers and trainers. His roles include speaker negotiations, recruitment and management as well as sales and marketing. Promenade is recognized for thorough research and...
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Karl Vontz

Karl Vontz

Karl Vontz is an experiential marketer living in Los Angeles. He has worked on some of the most iconic media brands in advertising, technology, music and entertainment including The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek, and the Clio Awards. In 2012, he was named the...
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John Schwartz

John Schwartz

John Schwartz founded EventQuest Middle East, the full-service experiential design and event marketing agency, with business partner Mark Veeder. With over 20 years of experience serving corporate clients, John’s key focus is on client value in conjunction with...
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Johanna Walsh, CMP

Johanna Walsh, CMP

Johanna Walsh is passionate about designing authentic experiences to drive human interaction, increase awareness and inspire amazing connections. Her entrepreneurial spirit drives her to craft innovative solutions to meet the goals and objectives of each event and...
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Sasha Vasilyuk

Sasha Vasilyuk

Founder and CEO of I DO PR, Sasha Vasilyuk is a versatile communications professional with 15 years of experience in journalism, PR, marketing and events. Sasha has worked with a variety of bridal, fashion, and tech brands, and is a sought after speaker in the wedding...
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Marlo Fogelman

Marlo Fogelman

An attorney licensed in New York and Massachusetts, Marlo Fogelman brings a unique skill set and background to the world of communications and marketing. Thanks to her thorough, cohesive approach and her laser-sharp focus on the big picture, Marlo has become...
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Jeremy Katzman

Jeremy Katzman

Jeremy Katzman was Manager of Media Relations & E-Philanthropy for the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation from 2010 to 2013. His primary focus was to manage and enhance the foundation’s brand and message by serving as the primary media contact,...
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Elise Bechard

Elise Bechard

Elise Bechard has owned and operated a sales franchise in several counties in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts while generating over $1.5 million in personal and office sales. She has worked for JCALPRO, Inc. at the BCEC, Hynes Convention Center, among other...
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Faith Moore

Faith Moore

Faith Moore has been helping prestigious corporate clients succeed through events and incentives for over 25 years. Faith founded FM&A in 1990 and leads the company with her deep knowledge of New England, and her elegant, eclectic sense of style. Faith has an...
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Lindsay Maloni

Lindsay Maloni

Lindsay Maloni is a Sr. Conference Planner for Metlife. She previously spent 9 years on the Incentive Team, managing sales incentives and large business meetings for the enterprise. Maloni currently serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for FICP (Financial...
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Andrea Correale

Andrea Correale

For Andrea Correale, it all started around the family dinner table. From a very young age, her mother made her see that a table could be set with creativity, no matter the budget. Today, Andrea leads a small catering and event planning empire aptly called Elegant...
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Steven Mooney

Steven Mooney

As Managing Director of Jack Morton’s Boston office, Steve Mooney oversees the development of multi-year agency relationships dedicated to building and activating brands for clients. He has succeeded with a strong focus on the agency’s digital and strategic planning...
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Chad Kaydo

Chad Kaydo

As the first editor in chief of BizBash, Chad Kaydo helped launch and build the leading magazine and website for the event industry, overseeing BizBash’s print, digital, and social media content until 2013. Chad has interviewed the most innovative event marketers,...
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Doug Melville

Doug Melville

Doug Melville is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Red Carpet Runway, America’s premiere brand of red carpet and custom designed entrances. By developing a line of patent pending products, anyone can now create a custom red carpet experience, any time and any...
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Suzanne B. Lowell

Suzanne B. Lowell

In 1997 Suzanne Lowell founded Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design, Inc. to provide best-of-class, custom lighting solutions for galas, special events and weddings. With more than 20 years of experience and training, Suzanne has established her firm as one of the...
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Mark Addison

Mark Addison

Designer and entertaining expert Mark Addison has had an insatiable curiosity about design and entertaining since he was very young. His purposeful design and passion for creating entertaining spaces has made him a sought after voice on all things chic and clever—from...
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Capricia Marshall

Capricia Marshall

Ambassador Marshall leads the State Department’s Office of Protocol in its mission to advance the foreign policy of the Obama Administration by creating and fostering an environment for successful diplomacy. As the first hand that welcomes kings, queens, presidents,...
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Melissa Maybury

Melissa Maybury

Melissa Maybury is the Manager of Sales and Marketing for HCC Specialty Underwriters and has been with the company for a little over 5 years. While knowledgeable of all HCCSU’s products, her main focus has been on the event related insurance products in the...
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Zach Overton

Zach Overton

Zach Overton recently joined Google to lead retail partner marketing for North America. Previously, he was Vice President of Brand and Customer Experience & General Manager of Samsung 837, responsible for developing creative marketing initiatives, innovative...
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Mark Shearon

Mark Shearon

Mark Shearon has spent the last 25+ years thinking about clients, opportunities and solutions. (He thinks with an English accent, too). Over that time he has worked with the world’s best-performing brands on their most important communication and marketing programs....
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Milena Santoro

Milena Santoro

Milena Santoro, CMM CMP PIDP – author, international speaker, award winning certified meeting and special events professional who has earned many accolades managing events for corporations, international associations, social clients and not-for-profit agencies....
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Kevin White, CSEP

Kevin White, CSEP

Kevin White has been a storyteller his entire life. That love of capturing attention and engaging people is what brought him to a decades-long career in experiential design. In 2011 he founded XPL, a boundary-pushing agency that delivers bold, powerful live events...
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Sean  Low

Sean Low

Sean Low is the Founder and President of The Business of Being Creative, a consulting firm focused on providing practical advice to those in the business of being creative. Prior to founding The Business of Being Creative, Sean spent six years as the President of...
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Richard Tatum

Richard Tatum

Richard Tatum developed a passion for lighting at the age of 16 and, 30 years later, continues to maintain, develop, and enjoy that passion for theatrical lighting and the creative possibilities of light. He has designed and produced the lighting and/or technical...
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Colin Cowie

Colin Cowie

Colin Cowie is a global citizen in every sense of the term. Having traveled over 13 million miles and visiting nearly 100 countries, he creates excitement and finds inspiration wherever he goes. His love for design and business keeps him hands-on with all of his...
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Lindsay Landman

Lindsay Landman

New York-based event designer Lindsay Landman has been producing innovative weddings and special events across the globe since 2001. Her company, Lindsay Landman Events, has been a market leader in the unique integration of event planning, design and production,...
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Stella Ballarini

Stella Ballarini

Stella Ballarini is the creative force behind one of NY’s most dynamic caterers, Scoozi. Together with her husband and General Manager Gianluca, and their team of twelve, they handle many of the most high profile events in the beauty and fashion industry....
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Tiki Barber

Tiki Barber

Tiki Barber helped co-found Thuzio, Inc., an online marketplace that facilitated engagements with athletes and other celebrities. It has subsequently evolved into two unique companies: Julius, Inc., a software solution for influencer search and procurement; and...
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Sarah Pease

Sarah Pease

Sarah Pease co-founded Brilliant Event Planning in 2008. She has spent the last 10 years getting a rush from constant improvement, meaningful work, and smashing goals — as a teammate, an entrepreneur, a lead generator, a creative mind, a TV personality, and...
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Noelle Provencial

Noelle Provencial

In her more than 10 years of event experience, Noelle Provencial has produced more than 500 events across the country, including top customer events, ticketed events, marketing panels, high-end celebrity events, internal meetings, and employee functions, ranging in...
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Lizz Torgovnick

Lizz Torgovnick

Lizz Torgovnik approaches life as she approaches every challenge, as an opportunity to be awesome – and she delivers on this Sequence core value every time. As Chief Creative Officer and founder, Lizz brings her deep passion for creativity and hospitality to Team SEQ....
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Haley Carlson

Haley Carlson

Haley Carlson is the former Director of National Events and Sponsorships for Tribune Publishing. She has a strong background in producing unique experiences for audiences of all shapes and sizes.
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Jed Weinstein

Jed Weinstein

Jed Weinstein co-founded WCMG with Anthony Coopers in 2010, fusing together their skills in production, marketing, creative and sales. WCMG clients have included Jaguar, Dreamworks, Lexus, Reebok, Moncler, The New York Food & Wine Festival, Hollywood movie stars,...
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Danielle Bobish

Danielle Bobish

Danielle Bobish graduated from the Hartt School of Music with a BFA in Musical Theater with a focus on Directing. Her credits include: 50th Anniversary National Tour of Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont); Pink Elephants (Bubbles) at Manhattan’s Slipper...
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B. Allan Kurtz

B. Allan Kurtz

Managing Director of both Ziegfeld Ballroom and Gotham Hall, Allan Kurtz has been at the helm of Iconic Spaces’ venues since 2003. His background includes five years as Director of Catering at Sheraton Meadowlands, three years at Water’s Edge, and 13 years at the...
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André Shahrdar

André Shahrdar

André Shahrdar is the Executive Vice President for Business Strategy and Development at the Barkley Kalpak Agency, an international event marketing agency. Their clients include Mastercard, Hyundai, Samsung, HSBC, LG and other leading global brands. André is a highly...
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Laila Brock

Laila Brock

Laila R. Brock is responsible for the implementation of the majority of the Orange Bowl Committee’s nearly 100 annual ancillary events and team-related functions. The committee is a self-sustaining, independent organization that supports and produces events that...
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Beth Kormanik

Beth Kormanik

Beth Kormanik is editor in chief of BizBash. She joined BizBash in 2012 as a senior editor and has led such projects as the Top 100 Events in the United States as well as coverage of events including the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Art Basel Miami...
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Danny Bergold

Danny Bergold

Danny Bergold has over 20 years experience in the entertainment and event production industries. He appeared in over 50 musicals in New York City and around the world including Crazy For You, Saturday Night Fever, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Music Man, Cats,...
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Isabel Chattas

Isabel Chattas

Isabel Chattas is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Siinc Agency. With over 20 years’ experience in marketing at companies such as Ogilvy Direct, Rapp/Collins, Intercontinental Hotels and at IMG, she has been involved with world-renowned events such as...
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Midori Connolly

Midori Connolly

Midori Connolly is the Chief AV Girl at Pulse Staging & Events and Senior Technical Advisor to 7 Degrees Communications. In addition to owning and operating an AudioVisual company, she is a professional speaker and writer for organizations like MPI,...
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Adam Sloyer

Adam Sloyer

As CEO and co-founder of Sequence, Adam leads Team SEQ to deliver big agency results with boutique-style customer service. Since its launch in 2011, Sequence has quickly risen to the forefront of its field, collaborating with global brands to communicate their...
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Maverick Series

Maverick Series

The Event Leadership Institute is proud to produce our exclusive Maverick Series: interviews with people who plan the biggest and most high-profile events, run the most well respected and award-winning companies, manage the biggest venues, and demonstrate thought...
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Brandt Krueger

Brandt Krueger

As a first generation personal computer user since the age of 6, technology is part of Brandt’s DNA. Combine that DNA with a degree in Technical Theatre and a core in Psychology, add in almost 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, and you get...
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Jes Gordon

Jes Gordon

Jes Gordon’s namesake company jesGORDON/properFUN provides high end, personal event design and management with loads of signature style. Her first book, Party Like A Rock Star…The Celebrity Party Planner’s Tips and Tricks For Throwing An Unforgettable Bash...
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Howard Givner

Howard Givner

With over 20 years of industry experience, Howard Givner is a widely recognized expert and innovator in the field of events, business growth strategy, technology and education. Educator & Thought Leader Howard is the Founder and Executive Director of the Event...
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Alan Berg

Alan Berg

Alan Berg is a “Suburban Renaissance Man”: a husband, father, son, friend, speaker, author, salesman, marketer, musician, handyman, consultant, teacher, and all-around nice guy. He’s passionate about his family and his work. He loves being creative,...
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Sharon Fisher

Sharon Fisher

Sharon Fisher is a professional “experience-maker” and CEO of Play with a Purpose, the creative experiential communications company that custom designs engaging experiences to help businesses solve challenges in an innovative and compelling way. She uses the premise...
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