Posted April 18, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
The winners of the Readers' Choice Awards were announced today at the BizBash Florida Expo & Awards at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Readers first nominated local event professionals in 11 categories, then voted on the finalists through our interactive voting site. The winners are:
Caterer of the Year (In-House): Tony Porcellini, Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel
Caterer of the Year (Off-Premise): Suzanne Sacasas-Chavez, Suzanne Michael Catering & Event Production
Corporate Event Planner of the Year: Alyssa Rhoads, Tampa Bay Business Journal
DJ of the Year: Larry Rodkin, Lawrence of Florida
Entertainment Act of the Year: Mr. Nice Guy (Tom Hall, Louis Cheramie, Johnny O, John Quinn, John McRay, and Dave Webster)
Event Designer of the Year: Jose Zaldivar, Fiction Events
Event Producer of the Year: Sarah Martin, Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative
Fund-Raising Event Planner of the Year: Marlene Quincoces, PARK Project, Inc.
Publicist/PR Executive of the Year: Mabel De Beunza, Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Social Event Planner of the Year: Eric Trelles, ET Events, L.L.C.
Venue Manager of the Year: Sabrina Anico, New World Center