IFEA 64th Annual Convention & Expo IFEA 64th Annual Convention & Expo

Presenters

The speakers, moderators, panelists and performers at this year’s convention include top professionals from internationally recognized industry organizations around the world. Please take a moment to thank them for their participation and support.

Opening Keynote Speaker

Bill Schermerhorn

Bill Schermerhorn

Colonial Williamsburg
Creative Director for Signature Events

Inspire the Industry Speakers

Iain Edmondson, MBA

Iain Edmondson, MBA

International Association of Event Hosts
Director
Lesa Ukman

Lesa Ukman

Lesa Ukman Partnerships
Founder
Curt Mosel

Curt Mosel

ArtsQuest
Chief Operating Officer

Closing Keynote Speaker

Joe Goldblatt

Joe Goldblatt

Chief Executive

Speakers

Aly Hussaini

Aly Hussaini

Eventeny
Co-Founder & CEO
Amy Kule

Amy Kule

Pasadena Tournament of Roses
Chief Creative and Development Officer
Andrew Vandepopulier

Andrew Vandepopulier

Haas & Wilkerson Insurance
Producer - Festival Specialist
Annie Frisoli, CFEE

Annie Frisoli, CFEE

Creating Community
Founder & CEO
Anthony Vernon

Anthony Vernon

Blerter
Head of Major Accounts and Partnerships |
Becky Genoways, CFEE

Becky Genoways, CFEE

Genoways Events
President
Brian Solis, AICP

Brian Solis, AICP

City of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Assistant to the City Manager for Special Projects
Bruce Erley, CFEE, APR

Bruce Erley, CFEE, APR

Creative Strategies Group
President & CEO
Carol Porter

Carol Porter

Haas & Wilkerson Insurance
Producer
Caroline Anderson, CFEE

Caroline Anderson, CFEE

Hawai'i Tourism Authority
Director, Community Enrichment
Chris Goodman, Risk Management Certified, HR Management, and NAPBS

Chris Goodman, Risk Management Certified, HR Management, and NAPBS

NCSI - SSCI Background Screening Solutions
Director
Cindy Lerick, CFEE

Cindy Lerick, CFEE

The ART of Events
President
David Knutson

David Knutson

City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events Division
Event Administrator
David Olivares, CFEE

David Olivares, CFEE

Kaliff Insurance
Director of Sales
David Ramirez

David Ramirez

TINT
User Generated Content Evangelist
Diana Mayhew, CFEE

Diana Mayhew, CFEE

National Cherry Blossom Festival
President
Doug DeLancey, CPP, PMP

Doug DeLancey, CPP, PMP

Department of Homeland Security
Chief, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Strategy, Integration and Communications Section, Office for Bombing Prevention
Douglas Panto

Douglas Panto

Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Virginia
Community Programs Manager
Ed Bautista, CFEE

Ed Bautista, CFEE

Bautista Event Specialists Team (BEST), Chief Creative and Strategic Officer
Chief Creative & Strategic Officer
Ellesor Holder, CFEE

Ellesor Holder, CFEE

South Carolina Festival of Flowers
Marketing Strategist
Evan Schaefer, CFEE, CSEP

Evan Schaefer, CFEE, CSEP

Degy Booking International
Chief Operation Officer
Frecia Cevallos

Frecia Cevallos

County of Hawai'i
Economic Development Specialist, Tourism Program
Gail Lowney Alofsin

Gail Lowney Alofsin

Authentic Measurable Performance (AMP!)
President
Gayle Hall, CFEE

Gayle Hall, CFEE

Grapevine, Texas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Director of Festivals & Events
Ira Rosen, MA, CFEE

Ira Rosen, MA, CFEE

Temple University School of Sport Tourism and Hospitality Management
Assistant Professor/Program Director - Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program
Jan Hodgson

Jan Hodgson

Autism Society, Tidewater, Virginia
Co-President
Janet Landey, CFEE

Janet Landey, CFEE

Institute of Events Management
IFEA Africa President; 2019 IFEA World Board Chair
Jazelle Jones

Jazelle Jones

City of Philadelphia
Deputy Managing Director and Director of Operations
Jessica Bybee-Dziedzic

Jessica Bybee-Dziedzic

Saffire
Director of Partnerships
Jim Holt, CFEE

Jim Holt, CFEE

Memphis in May International Festival
President & CEO
Joe Vera, CFEE

Joe Vera, CFEE

City of McAllen
Assistant City Manager
Jon Stover

Jon Stover

Jon Stover & Associates
Managing Partner
Kaylee Williams

Kaylee Williams

VolunteerLocal
President
Keli O'Neill Wenzel, CFEE

Keli O'Neill Wenzel, CFEE

O'Neill Marketing & Event Management
President & CEO
Kelly Holdcraft

Kelly Holdcraft

College of William & Mary
Senior Director, Alumni Engagement
Kim Lowell-Leverett

Kim Lowell-Leverett

The Parade Company
Director of Volunteer Services & Tours
Leah Krumpholz

Leah Krumpholz

City of Westminster, Colorado
Marketing Coordinator
Lisa Potvin, CFEE

Lisa Potvin, CFEE

City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events Division
Event Coordinator
Mary Pinak, CFEE

Mary Pinak, CFEE

City of West Palm Beach
Community Events Manager
Matt Pipkin

Matt Pipkin

WeVow
Founder & CEO
Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart

Department of Homeland Security
Sports Leagues/ Outdoor Events Subsector
Mike Berry, CFEE

Mike Berry, CFEE

Kentucky Derby Festival
President & CEO
Nausheen Punjani

Nausheen Punjani

Eventeny
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
Neville Bhada, TMP

Neville Bhada, TMP

Tourism Skills Group
Founder & CEO
Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

Autism Society, Tidewater, Virginia
Resource Coordinator
Penny McBride, CFEE

Penny McBride, CFEE

Fredericksburg, Texas Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO
Peter Ashwin

Peter Ashwin

Event Risk Management Solutions
Principal
Phil Raybourn

Phil Raybourn

Raybourn Creative
Creative Principal - CCO
Rey O'Day

Rey O'Day

National Independent Concessionaires Association (NICA)
Executive Director
Rich Neumann

Rich Neumann

City of Westminster
Marketing Supervisor
Robert Allen

Robert Allen

City of Philadelphia
Assistant Managing Director, Office of Special Events
Robert Mooney

Robert Mooney

Department of Homeland Security
Protective Security Advisor
Stephen King, CFEE

Stephen King, CFEE

Des Moines Arts Festival
Executive Director
Steve Rose

Steve Rose

CultureFix
Founder & President
Steven Adelman

Steven Adelman

Adelman Law Group, PLLC , Principal
Event Safety Alliance, Vice President
Steven Wood Schmader

Steven Wood Schmader

International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA World)
President & CEO
Ted Baroody, CFEE

Ted Baroody, CFEE

Norfolk Festevents
President
Tom Bisignano, CFEE

Tom Bisignano, CFEE

Freelance Producer
Vern Biaett, Jr., CFEE

Vern Biaett, Jr., CFEE

High Point University
Chair, Assistant Professor, Event Management Dept.