BIZBASH LIVE: PLAN-A-THON
WASHINGTON, D.C., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 2015, THE HOWARD THEATRE
BizBash Idea Fest

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Mentors

Nancy Shaffer
Nancy Shaffer

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.

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Philip Dufour
Philip Dufour

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.

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Carolyn Peachey
Carolyn Peachey

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.

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Latoya Lewis
Latoya Lewis

founder and executive director, EnventU; account manager, Events by André Wells

Latoya Lewis is the founder and executive director of EnventU and an account manager at Events by André Wells. Lewis began her career at Universal Music Group, where she oversaw and purchased media ad buys and advertising campaigns for today’s biggest names in entertainment. Lewis returned to event planning and dually enrolled in the Accelerated Masters of Tourism Administration program at The George Washington University. Upon completion in 2010, Lewis talents were sought out by the nationally recognized special events firm, Events by Andre Wells. Lewis expertises ranges from large-scale conferences, conventions, corporate, charity and non-profit occasions; to weddings and social events. Lewis also started nonprofit organization EnventU, a unique educational afterschool program designed to explore, nurture, and support the career interests of disadvantaged youth through the multiple components of the event industry. She is currently Programs Chair for DC’s Young and Powerful Group

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