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Vice president of special events, First Republic Bank
Owner, Shannon Leahy Events
Vice president of event operations, SheKnows Media
Event marketing manager, Twitter
vice president of special events, First Republic Bank
As vice president of special events for First Republic Bank, Valerie Ulrich focuses on multi-day employee and client conferences as well as receptions, parties, and dinners for up to 1,600 guests in Northern and Southern California. Since joining the company in 1994, she has created the brand of events for the bank. She is known for her keen eye for detail and creating exciting, unique, and memorable experiences for guests. Valerie manages all aspects of events, including site selection, contract negotiation, budget management, creative aspects, entertainment, and vendor arrangements.
owner, Shannon Leahy Events
Shannon Leahy Rosenbaum, owner of Shannon Leahy Events, plans and designs stunning weddings and events from her studio in San Francisco. A Shannon Leahy event is characterized by clean line design, a carefully orchestrated flow, and incredible attention to detail. Shannon has been published in Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides California as well as numerous blogs. Recently named one of San Francisco’s top four planners by 7x7 magazine and one of the top 50 planners in the country by Martha Stewart Weddings, she is renowned for her ability to remain calm in stressful situations and is beloved for her candor and creativity. Clients who come to Shannon for her keen eye for design, her wealth of wedding knowledge and her easygoing nature often become lifelong friends.
vice president of event operations, SheKnows Media
As vice president of event operations at SheKnows Media, Lori Luna oversees the operational and logistical elements for SheKnows Media conferences. Since joining the team in 2009, she has helped grow the conference business from one annual conference a year to additional conferences including SheKnows Media Food, SheKnows Media Entrepreneurs, and SheKnows Media PRO. Luna has more than 12 years of experience in the event and conference industry and has produced events such as Comdex, N+I, and Ad:tech.
event marketing manager, Twitter
Kristine Yapp has been in the event industry for more than seven years. She is currently an event manager and strategist on the global business marketing team at Twitter, where she is responsible for major industry events for the revenue team. This includes the Lady Gaga and Katy Perry Tour sponsorships, the Social Good Summit, and the Target Standard Spectacular. Before joining Twitter in 2014, Kristine worked at Mashable and Mother New York, where she managed and produced a variety of music tour sponsorships, festivals, award shows, brand stunts, and conferences.