• 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.

The International Live Events Association Denver Chapter embarked on a series that had members exploring the five senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound, along with the sense of style (ILEA’s Designer Showcase) and a “sixth sense” Halloween gathering, from July 2018 to June 2019.

 

The event and catering industries accepted the challenge to create vignettes inspired by well-known fashion designers for the 14th annual International Live Events Association (ILEA) Denver Designer Showcase. This was the first year that ILEA partnered with the Denver Chapter of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), knowing it would bring a whole new level of opportunity to the table.

 

On Nov. 1, global hospitality group, Benchmark added Manor Vail Lodge to its Colorado portfolio. Established in 1965 and situated at the base of Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak, its location offers picturesque views, yet is within walking distance from the ski slopes, shops and restaurants, giving guests the perfect mix of fun and relaxation.