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President, Campbell Peachey & Associates
President and C.E.O., Dufour & Company Productions
Founder and C.E.O., Bravo! Events
C.E.O. and founder, BizBash
president, Campbell Peachey & Associates
Carolyn Peachey is a pioneer in Washington, D.C.’s event industry. She began her career as the special event manager for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 1976, Peachey founded Campbell, Peachey & Associates to fulfill a clear need for event expertise in the Washington area at a time when there were few event firms. Her reputation has earned her many repeat clients and her business has been operating for almost 40 years on word-of-mouth referrals. Her clients and projects include the Kennedy Center Honors Gala, Opening Night Gala for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Democratic and Republican National Convention events, General Motors, America’s Millennium Gala, the White House, and the world premieres of the Lion King, Jurassic Park, Dick Tracey, and the Empire Strikes Back.
president and C.E.O., Dufour & Company Productions
Philip Dufour has brought more than 25 years of experience to Dufour & Company Productions, Washington’s premier event production firm. Previously, Dufour co-founded the J Street Group L.L.C. in 2005. He also served as director of development and events for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, where he led a 10-person staff in creating, planning, and managing high-visibility development events that raised more than $8 million annually. During the Clinton-Gore administration, Dufour served as social secretary to the vice president of the United States. He also served as Tipper Gore’s deputy chief of staff.
founder and C.E.O., Bravo! Events
Nancy Shaffer, founder and C.E.O. of Bravo! Events, has been producing experiential events for almost two decades. Shaffer founded Bravo! in 1997 after a highly successful career as a corporate marketing and sales executive. She approaches every event as part of a client’s strategic marketing plan and focuses on maximizing the return on investment by creatively positioning brands. In addition to coaching nonprofits in the community, the award-winning Shaffer is an ambassador for Safe Shores, a board member for Let’s Help Kids, and a mentor for Ladies America. She has been featured in The Washington Business Journal, Special Events magazine, and more.
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.