BizBash L.A. Readers' Choice Awards: You Picked Jason Harder, Rachel Weil, David Tutera, and More


The winners of the second-annual Los Angeles Readers' Choice Awards were announced today at BizBash IdeaFest Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Readers were first invited to nominate local event professionals in 13 categories and then, later, to vote on the finalists through our interactive voting site. In all, more than 40,000 votes were cast over the course of two weeks. The winners are:

Association Event Planner of the Year: Wayneston Harbeson, National Association of Television Program Executives

Caterer of the Year (In-House): Frank Fraser, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Caterer of the Year (Off-Premise): Elle Nucci, Premiere Events

Corporate Event Planner of the Year: Michael Vargo, The Walt Disney Company

DJ of the Year: DJ Lee Dyson, Hey Mister DJ

Entertainment Act of the Year: Liquid Blue

Event Designer of the Year: Ricardo Luna, Luna Gardens Events

Event Producer of the Year: Jason Harder, Shiraz Events

Fund-Raising Event Planner of the Year: Stephanie Jernigan, Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts

PR Professional of the Year: Rachel Weil, Weil Public Relations

Reality Show Event Planner of the Year: David TuteraMy Fair Wedding

Social Event Planner of the Year: Sarah Lowy, JOWY Productions

Venue Manager of the Year: Mandy Hanlon, Petersen Automotive Museum

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