• ILEA Announces International Board of Governors

     
    POSTED August 27, 2017
     

The International Live Events Association has announced its International Board of Governers for its 2017-2018 fiscal year. The purpose of the International Board of Governors is to govern, establish policy and make strategic decision about the future of ILEA. The new officers are as following:

  • · Denver's Ingrid Nagy, CSEP is President. Nagy is the Owner/CEO of ByDesign Collective.
  • · San Francisco's Sara Grauf, CSEP is President-elect. Grauf is Vice President of Giants Enterprises.
  • · Port Melbourne, Australia's Jennifer Trethewey, CSEP is Treasurer/Secretary. Trethewey is the Managing Director of The JT Group.
  • · Cambridge, Massachusett's Judy Brillhart, CSEP, PBC is Immediate Past President. Brillhart is the Catering Director of Sheraton Commander Hotel.

The new directors are as following:

  • · Providence, Rhode Island's Alex Gorriarian, CSEP. Gorriarian is the Senior Director of (add)ventures.
  • · Nottingham, United Kingdom's Mary Baird-Wilcock, CSEP. Baird-Wilcock is the CEO/Founder of The Simplifiers: Full Service Event Planning.
  • · Santa Rosa, California's Dana L. Macaulay. Macaulay is the Director of Events and Operations of Sonoma County Vintners.
  • · Chicago's Gwen McNutt, CSEP. McNutt is the Regional External Affairs Manager of Comcast Cable.
  • · Austin, Texas's Tanya Posavatz, CSEP. Posavatz is the owner of CLINK.
  • · Vancouver's Corinne Kessel, CSEP. Kessel is the Principal of Greenscape Design & Décor.
  • · San Francisco's Morgan Doan, CSEP, PWC. Doan is an Event Planner & Designer/Owner at Morgan Events.

“We are pleased to welcome this exceptional group of event professionals to lead ILEA into the future,” said Christie Pruyn, CAE, ILEA Executive Director. “As the voice for the live events industry, ILEA is focused on change and re-invention to position ILEA for continued growth, and its members as industry leaders, for years to come.”

These new officers and directors went into effect at ILEA Live in Calgary, AB, Canada, Aug. 10-12.

Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, has been awarded Marriott International’s Partnership Circle Award. This award is the highest honor granted to Marriott’s franchise partners; it recognizes those that exemplify Marriott’s vision, share a long-term business commitment, embrace brand initiatives, focus on associates to foster and manage an engaged workforce, invest in hotel product and deliver excellent customer service.

 

In Colorado, we are extremely fortunate to have 13 national and local member organizations affiliated with the meetings and events industry that team up to support two community service initiatives and deliver one annual conference through the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado. We have heard many times that this type of unification is truly unique and no other organization like it exists in the United States.

 

Imprint Events Group has joined forces with Alpine Access, a high-end boutique DMC with a strong reputation for serving the Colorado mountain resorts, to add  create a new Imprint Events Colorado Resorts division.