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Owner, Shannon Leahy Events
Vice president of special events, First Republic Bank
Senior creative account director, Blueprint Studios
Vice president of event operations, SheKnows Media
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 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.
senior creative account director, Blueprint Studios
Kaia Jacobi began her career in 2004 in event production and began doing design and sales in 2007. She joined forces with Blueprint Studios and has been specializing in activating primarily corporate, high-tech brands in the Bay Area, as well as nationally and internationally. Defining a visual voice for her clients often complex and multi-layered brand I.D. is a source of motivation and challenge she shared.
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.