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.
Chief Creative Officer, Events by André Wells
Founder & CEO, RedPeg Marketing
President & Executive Producer, BAH Productions, Inc.
Founder & CEO, Glow Global Events
Creative Director & CEO, Vermilion Events
Vice President of Sales & Business Development, Bermuda Tourism Authority
Chief Creative Officer, Amusement, Exhibit & Event Services
Executive Director, Tourism Diversity Matters
Chief Sales Officer & Board Member, Access
Senior Director, Project Management, VDA
Mirella Di Blasio
Founder & Creative Director, Lulu Events
Founder & CEO, Linder Global Events
CEO & Creative Director, russell harris EVENT GROUP
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.