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Owner, Shannon Leahy Events
Director of event design and strategy, Match Events
Senior creative director, George P. Johnson Experience Marketing
C.E.O. and founder, BizBash
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.
director of event design and strategy, Match Events
Lakshmi Rengarajan is director of event design and strategy at Match Events, where the goal is to design events that get people crossing the room and meeting each other. She's especially interested in designing for conversation and finding ways to help Match events complement and fuel the online dating experience. Prior to joining Match, she developed and launched Me So Far, an event series with a focus on creating spaces in the dating world with an emphasis on personal stories and in-person interaction.
senior creative director, George P. Johnson Experience Marketing
As senior creative director at George P. Johnson Experience Marketing, Suzanne has led teams to create unique brand experiences for companies such as Salesforce, Cisco, and Rodan & Fields. Prior to joining the team, Suzanne worked on a vast range of projects, including large-scale hospitality projects, exclusive nightclubs, luxurious private residences, exhibit design and branded retail installations, and fashion-forward luxury product development and start-up branding. This diverse knowledge base and her collaborative mentality have allowed her to approach any project with a positive and determined attitude.
C.E.O. and founder, BizBash
David Adler, a lifelong media executive, is the C.E.O. and founder of BizBash, the leading trade media for the event and meeting industry. He has also been an advisor to the State Department in areas of protocol and events. Previously, he was vice president of corporate communications for Primedia and Macmillan Publishers. Upon graduating from American University, he founded, operated, and successfully sold a society and political magazine for the nation’s capital called Washington Dossier.