2017 Hall Of Fame Inductees


Southern California
  • Los Angeles Times Events
  • Cheryl Cecchetto
  • Owner and President
  • Sequoia Productions
  • Steve Goodling
  • President & CEO
  • Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Edward Perotti
  • Senior Director Global Meetings, Events and Travel
  • VMware
  • Sharon Sacks
  • President and Founder
  • Sacks Productions
  • RISING STARS
  • Caroline Lett
  • Director of Campaign Events
  • University of Southern California
  • RISING STARS
  • Justin Tribe
  • Conference and Incentive Planner
  • In-N-Out Burger
New York
  • KPMG Event & Meetings Team
  • Richard Aaron
  • President
  • BizBash Media
  • Chris Drury and Jill Taub Drury
  • Founders
  • Drury Design
  • Matthew David Hopkins
  • Creative Director
  • 360 Design by Matthew David
  • Steve Paster
  • President
  • Alpine Creative Group
  • RISING STARS
  • Liz Castelli
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Tinsel & Twine
  • RISING STARS
  • Adette Contreras
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Tinsel & Twine
  • RISING STARS
  • Erica Taylor Haskins
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Tinsel & Twine
  • RISING STARS
  • Victoria Lee
  • Global Travel & Meetings Services
  • The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

2016 Hall Of Fame Inductees


Chicago (Video)
  • Kelley Butler
  • Director of meetings and events
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Mary Ellen Caron
  • C.E.O.
  • After School Matters
  • Tom Kehoe
  • President
  • Kehoe Designs
  • Carol McGury
  • Executive vice president, event and education services
  • SmithBucklin
  • Kelly Peacy
  • Founder and C.E.O.
  • Insight Event Strategy
New York
  • DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS
  • Thom Casadonte
  • Head of Global Events
  • Bloomberg
  • Mary Dearborn
  • Vice president of sales
  • CxRA
  • Gary Pagano
  • Vice president special events
  • Viacom
  • David Stark
  • President and creative director
  • David Stark Design

2015 Hall Of Fame Inductees


New York
  • Alan Liebensohn
  • Show Director
  • New York International Automobile Show
  • Daniele Menache
  • Managing Director & Global Head of Events
  • AllianceBernstein L.P.
  • J.B. Miller
  • President & C.E.O.
  • Empire Entertainment
  • Gina Rogak
  • Director of Special Events
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Karen Shackman
  • Founder & President
  • Shackman Associates New York
Washington, D.C.
  • Lisa Block
  • Vice President of Meetings & Conferences
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Bill Homan
  • Co-Owner
  • Design Cuisine
  • Carla Hargrove McGill
  • President
  • Hargrove Inc.
  • Carolyn Peachey
  • President
  • Campbell Peachey & Associates
  • André Wells
  • Founder & Creative Officer
  • Events by André Wells

2012 Hall Of Fame Inductees


Chicago
  • Terri Brock
  • Senior Manager of Executive Meetings
  • Abbott Laboratories
Miami/South Florida
  • Victoria Ascione
  • Director of Corporate Meetings & Events
  • Bacardi U.S.A. Inc.
  • Wendy Kallergis
  • President & C.E.O.
  • Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association

2011 Hall Of Fame Inductees


Boston
  • Larry Green
  • President
  • Rentals Unlimited
  • Bryan Rafanelli
  • Founder, President & C.E.O.
  • Rafanelli Events
Miami/South Florida
  • Rodney Barreto
  • President & C.E.O.
  • Barreto Group Inc.
  • Kelly Murphy
  • President & General Manager
  • Panache‹a Classic Party Rentals Company
New York
  • Cathi Culbertson
  • Executive Director of Event Marketing & Protocol
  • Forbes Media
  • Michael and Sunny Halperin
  • Founders
  • Party Rental Ltd.
  • Harriette Rose Katz
  • Founder & President
  • Harriette Rose Katz Events

2010 Hall Of Fame Inductees


Chicago
  • Susan Katz
  • Director of Corporate Events
  • True Value
  • Lee Kite
  • Director of Distinguished Events
  • American Cancer Society
  • Redmoon Theater
Los Angeles
  • Dennis Cornell
  • Associate Senior Vice President of University Relations & Chief of Protocol
  • University of Southern California
  • Debbie Hawkins
  • Executive Director
  • Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter (MPISCC)
  • Mindy Weiss
  • Owner & Principal Planner/Designer
  • Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Miami/South Florida
  • Adrienne Arsht
  • Philanthropist
  • Mona Meretsky
  • President
  • Comcor Event and Meeting Productions
  • Lee Brian Schrager
  • Vice President of Corporate Communications and National Events
  • Southern Wine & Spirits of America
New York
  • Arthur Backal
  • C.E.O. & Founder
  • Backal Hospitality Group

2009 Hall Of Fame Inductees


Chicago
  • Martin Balogh
  • Director of Meetings and Travel
  • American Bar Association
  • Tina Carlson
  • President
  • Ivan Carlson & Associates
  • Robert H. Neubert
  • Director of Catering Sales
  • Hilton Chicago
Los Angeles
  • Howard Bragman
  • Chairman, C.E.O. & Founder
  • Fifteen Minutes Public Relations
  • Paul Dreher
  • Assistant Director of Catering
  • Beverly Hilton
  • Hillary Harris
  • Director
  • Warner Brothers Studios Special Events
New York
  • Anthony Napoli
  • President & Owner
  • Briggs International
  • Katharine Stapleton
  • Executive Director
  • Greater New York Chapter of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (H.S.M.A.I.)
  • Robin Hood Foundation
Toronto
  • Samantha Brickman
  • President
  • MAS Communications
  • Cameron Hawkins
  • President
  • Cameron Hawkins & Associates
  • Patricia Lakin
  • Director of National Events
  • Bell Canada

2008 Hall Of Fame Inductees


Chicago
  • Jonathan T. Howe
  • President & Senior Partner
  • Howe & Hutton Ltd.
  • Evelyn Laxgang
  • President
  • Laxgang Consulting Inc.
  • Deborah Sexton
  • President & C.E.O.
  • Professional Convention Management Association
  • Paulette Wolf
  • C.E.O.
  • Paulette Wolf Events & Entertainment
Los Angeles
  • John Chuck
  • President, C.E.O. & Founder
  • Entertainment Lighting Services
  • Patricia K. Ryan
  • Founder
  • Party Planners West Inc.
  • Michael Stern
  • Executive Vice President & General Manager
  • Classic Party Rentals
  • Katy Sweet
  • Owner & President
  • Katy Sweet & Associates Inc.
  • Cyd Wilson
  • Director of Creative Development
  • In Style and People
New York
  • Jaclyn Bernstein
  • President & Partner
  • Empire Force Events
  • Elizabeth Harrison
  • Co-President
  • Harrison & Shriftman
  • Robert Hulsmeyer
  • Senior Partner & Owner
  • Empire Force Events
  • John Schwartz
  • President & Chief Operating Officer
  • EventQuest
  • Lara Shriftman
  • Co-President
  • Harrison & Shriftman
  • Mark Veeder
  • C.E.O. & Executive Creative Director
  • EventQuest
Toronto
  • Michael Cress
  • Special Events Manager
  • Canfar
  • Dennis Mills
  • Vice Chairman
  • Magna Entertainment
  • Don Saytar
  • Founder & Executive Producer
  • Cornerstone Entertainment Concepts Inc.
  • Francine Socket
  • Director of Special Events & Merchandising
  • CTV Inc.

2007 Hall Of Fame Inductees


Los Angeles
  • Hollace Davids
  • Senior Vice President of Special Projects
  • Universal Pictures
  • Marc Friedland
  • President & Founder
  • Creative Intelligence Inc.
  • Judy Levy
  • Co-Owner
  • Levy, Pazanti & Associates
  • Mary Micucci
  • Founder
  • Along Came Mary Productions
  • Ellen Pazanti
  • Co-Owner
  • Levy, Pazanti & Associates
New York
  • Daniel Boulud
  • Chef-Owner
  • Daniel
  • Elisabeth Familian
  • Founder
  • Masterplanner
  • Gael Greene
  • Author, Restaurant Critic
  • Fern Mallis
  • Senior Vice President
  • IMG Fashion
  • Peter Rosenberger
  • Partner
  • Sports Alliance
  • Elliott Winick
  • Founder
  • Winick Productions

2006 Hall Of Fame Inductees


New York
  • Felice Axelrod
  • Vice President of Protocol
  • Lehman Brothers
  • George F. Little
  • President & Chief Operating Officer
  • George Little Management
  • Susan Magrino Dunning
  • President & C.E.O.
  • Susan Magrino Agency
  • Bentley Meeker
  • Owner
  • Bentley Meeker Lighting and Staging
  • Liz Neumark
  • C.E.O.
  • Great Performances
  • Peter Scharff
  • Chairman
  • Scharff Weisberg
  • Sylvia Weinstock
  • Owner
  • Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
  • Paul Wilmot
  • Owner
  • Paul Wilmot Communications

2005 Hall Of Fame Inductees


New York
  • Dorothy Aschkeneasy
  • Partner
  • Event Associates Inc.
  • Alex von Bidder
  • Co-Owner
  • Four Seasons Restaurant
  • Ellin Delsener
  • Partner
  • Event Associates Inc.
  • Joel Dolci
  • President
  • New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE)
  • Elyse Kroll
  • Founder & C.E.O.
  • ENK International
  • Jean McFaddin
  • Owner
  • McFaddin Associates
  • Julian Niccolini
  • Co-Owner
  • Four Seasons Restaurant
  • Suzanne Tobak
  • Owner
  • Suzanne Tobak Events

2004 Hall Of Fame Inductees


New York
  • Preston Bailey
  • Owner
  • Preston Bailey Entertainment & Set Designs
  • Joe Benincasa
  • Executive Director
  • Actors' Fund of America
  • Liz Bigham
  • Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing
  • Jack Morton Worldwide
  • Tom Finn
  • Principal
  • Tom Finn Productions
  • Peter and Penny Glazier
  • Owners
  • Glazier Group
  • Edna Greenbaum
  • Executive Director
  • Council of Protocol Executives
  • Ed Kane
  • Director of Catering
  • Sheraton Hotels of New York
  • Peter Kohlmann
  • President
  • PeKo Productions
  • Preston Robert Tisch
  • Co-Founder
  • Loews Corporation
  • Barbara Tober
  • Chairman
  • Museum of Arts & Design
  • Radio City Music Hall

2003 Hall Of Fame Inductees


New York
  • Karl Anden
  • Chairman
  • New York Cruise Lines
  • Joe Cozza
  • Executive Director of Catering
  • New York Marriot Marquis
  • Chris Giftos
  • Manager of Special Events
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Robert Isabell
  • Owner
  • Robert Isabell Inc.
  • Jim Kirsch
  • C.E.O.
  • Abigail Kirsch Culinary Productions
  • Patrick McMullan
  • C.E.O. & President
  • Patrick McMullan Company
  • Kathleen Moore
  • Vice President of Senior Event Marketing
  • JPMorgan Treasury Services
  • Village People
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