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Meet the 2023 BizBash 15 Over 50

They're the mentors, the trailblazers, and the seen-it-all industry veterans who've made the event world what it is today.

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This year’s 15 Over 50 class includes some of the event industry’s biggest influencers, innovators, and ideators, each of whom inspires us with their longevity, leadership, and resilience. They're the mentors, the trailblazers, and the seen-it-all industry veterans who've helped make the event world what it is today. Click through to learn how they got their starts, the career accomplishments they’re most proud of, the advice they’d give their younger selves, how they spend their free time, and more.

André Wells
Chief Creative Officer, Events by André Wells

Brad Nierenberg
Founder & CEO, RedPeg Marketing

Brooksie Hughes
President & Executive Producer, BAH Productions, Inc.

Cheryl Gentry
Founder & CEO, Glow Global Events

David Twigger
Creative Director & CEO, Vermilion Events

Devin Lewis
Vice President of Sales & Business Development, Bermuda Tourism Authority

Gary Bordman
Chief Creative Officer, Amusement, Exhibit & Event Services

Greg DeShields
Executive Director, Tourism Diversity Matters

Jennifer Miller
Chief Sales Officer & Board Member, Access

Laurie Sharp
Principal, SharpEXP

Marcel Nyffenegger
Senior Director, Project Management, VDA

Mirella Di Blasio
Founder & Creative Director, Lulu Events

Rebecca Linder
Founder & CEO, Linder Global Events

Russell Harris
CEO & Creative Director, russell harris EVENT GROUP

Sebastien Centner
Founder & Creative Director, Eatertainment Events & Catering


About the "15 Over 50" process: Nominations were submitted by colleagues and peers through BizBash's website. They were then reviewed by our editors, and finalists were vetted before the final list was selected for publication. Honorees must be over the age of 50 as of Aug. 28, 2023. Job titles and responses reflect the honoree’s status as of publication date.

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