First BizBash West Readers' Choice Awards: You Picked Jessica Meisels, Catherine An, Deirdre McCready, and More

Photos: Courtesy of the winners

The winners of our inaugural Readers’ Choice Awards were announced during an award presentation at the BizBash West Expo on Tuesday at the Pasadena Convention Center (and tweeted live at @BizBash_News). Readers were first invited to nominate local event professionals in 10 categories, then later vote on the finalists through our interactive voting site. The winners are:

Association/Nonprofit Planner of the Year
Mark McBride, USC Alumni Association

Caterer of the Year
Catherine An, An Catering

Corporate Event Planner of the Year
Margaret Launzel-Pennes, Herbalife

DJ of the Year

Nahchey Storer, Dash Entertainment

Event Designer of the Year
Edgar Zamora, Revelry Event Designers

Event Producer of the Year

Shawn Sedlacek, The VOX Group

Lighting Designer of the Year
Raymond Thompson, Images by Lighting

Publicist/PR Executive of the Year
Jessica Meisels, Fingerprint Communications

Social Planner of the Year
Merryl Brown, Merryl Brown Events

Venue Manager of the Year
Deirdre McCready, SBE

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