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Principal, RJ Whyte Event Production
C.E.O. and founder, BizBash
Owner, Design Cuisine
President, Campbell Peachey & Associates
principal, RJ Whyte Event Production
As the founder and principal of RJ Whyte Event Production with more than 10 years of diverse event experience, Roger Whyte’s events have earned recognition both around Washington, D.C., and nationally. His previous experience includes working full-time for a presidential campaign, the White House, a national think-tank, and an arts nonprofit. Roger has organized and produced events for nonprofits, corporations, and individuals, creating “wow” moments with special guests such as Diana Ross, Idina Menzel, Barbra Streisand, and Bette Midler. RJ Whyte Event Production has earned a reputation of its own for planning amazing events that are executed perfectly with no stone left unturned.
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.
owner, Design Cuisine
Bill Homan is the owner of Design Cuisine, which has grown from a small boutique catering company to a leader in the Washington, D.C. marketplace. After more than 37 years in the event industry, Design Cuisine continues to provide innovative menus, quality food preparation, meticulous service, and an attention to detail that first defined its style. Bill oversees many aspects of the company and is hands on in the day-to-day operations of the business. Along with the support of his team, Bill is the creative force behind many of Washington’s premier events, maintains an active client list, and is highly regarded as an industry leader. His comprehensive knowledge of the city and its many historic sites has proven invaluable in directing the event design of numerous events. Additionally, under Bill’s guidance, the company supports many community projects and nonprofit organizations.
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.