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ISES L.A. Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Installs Board, Announces Awards

Last night, ISES L.A. hosted its 20th anniversary celebration at the Regency Club—together with the installation of its 2009-10 board of directors, the announcement of the group's L.A. Special Event Award ("SEA") winners and chapter awards, and recognition of the Marty McGowan scholarship recipients. Sarajane Landun of SJL Events, vice president of programs for 2008 and 2009, oversaw the event. (Joella Hopkins from Simply Mumtaz organized the educational portion of events from the past year.)

Showcase companies included the Regency Club (venue and catering); A Song For You Productions, Ronnie Jayne, and Weinglass Music (entertainment); Erica Leigh Photography and Timothy Fielding Photography (event photography); Scentevents (scents); the Lighter Side (lighting); Lucky Penny (table signage); Designer Specialty Linens (linens and Chiavari chairs); My Event Book (event resources); Maggie Jensen Floral & Event Design Company (flowers); Mrs. Fields Cookies (custom cookies); J&M Entertainment (photo montage); and Unique Table Top Rentals (chargers).

Following are the winners as announced by ISES.

Chapter Awards:

Firecracker Awards
Paula Estes and Ron Hobbs

Committee Member of the Year
Kellie Fenner

Members of the Year
Carol Roleder and Craig Tolliver

President's Award
Sarajane Landun

Marty McGowan Scholarship Recipients
Sarajane Landun and Craig Tolliver

L.A. SEA Winners (for events from January 1 through December 31, 2008; the names of the events are listed as ISES provided them):

Best Achievement in Technical Support
Caravents, the Lot, West Hollywood

Best Green Event
Simply Mumtaz, fourth annual Green Gala

Best Event Photography
Get Flipped, Inc., New Line Cinema premiere party for Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D

Best Allied Team
Simply Mumtaz with J&M Entertainment and Wildflower Linen for 14th annual Treasures of Los Angeles

Best Event Entertainment Concept and Execution
Caravents, Target/Converse post-MTV Movie Awards party

Best Event Produced for a Nonprofit Organization
Catalina Island Conservancy 13th annual Catalina Island Conservancy Ball "Earth, Wind & Fire"

Best Event Produced for a Corporation
AOO Events, the G2 Lounge

Best Wedding Produced
Simply Mumtaz, the Daftary Wedding

Best Achievement in Logistics
Simply Mumtaz, third annual Hospital Hero Awards

Best Event Design
Caravents, Target Terrace at L.A. Live, Los Angeles

The new board of directors is as follows: 

Jen Poyer, president
Carol Rosen, immediate past president
Jackie Korman, vice president of education and programs
Bobbi Proctor, vice president of communications
Ron Hobbs, vice president of membership
Jorge Lopez, director at large, allied societies
Paula Estes, director at large, communications
Craig Tolliver, director at large, leadership
Richard Rosenberg, director at large, marketing
Carol Roleder, director at large, marketing
Bonnie Glassco, director at large, secretary
Fred Willis, director at large, treasurer