(Pictured L-R: ILEA International President Dana Macaulay, Immediate Past President Jennifer Trethewey and President-Elect Corinne Kessel)
The International Live Events Association has announced its 2020-2021 slate of volunteer leaders, including officers and directors of the ILEA International Board of Governors as well as the organization’s regional vice presidents. Leaders were sworn in during the ILEA 2020 Annual General Meeting on July 29.
“It’s my great honor to lead this group of dedicated live events professionals,” says 2020-2021 ILEA International President Dana Macaulay, CSEP. “While this has been a challenging time for our industry, it has been incredible to see our events community come together to support each other, and with the commitment of our volunteer leaders, our organization has never been stronger or more relevant. I look forward to building on the invaluable work of my predecessor, Jennifer Trethewey, and working with our Board of Governors and regional vice presidents to further grow ILEA’s reach and impact.
“Thank you to our founding ILEA members who came together over 30 years ago to create our association, to our past international presidents, board members, international and chapter leaders, and to all of our ILEA members,” Macaulay continues. “Your contributions have brought ILEA to where we are today, and together we will continue to re-imagine and build a strong future for the live events industry.”
2020-2021 ILEA International Board of Governors
Dana Macaulay, CSEP, president │ managing director, Sonoma County Auctions, Sonoma County Vintners
Jennifer Trethewey, CSEP, immediate past president │ director and founder, JTG Global
Corinne Kessel, CSEP, president-elect │ principal, Greenscape Design & Decor
Dustin Westling, secretary/treasurer │ partner, OneWest Events Inc.
Sarah Cissna, CSEP │ owner and event producer, The Side Lobby
Bobby Dutton │ director, GBM6 (Groove Boston/Mission Six)
Ryan Hanson, CSEP │ chief rebel, BeEvents
Megan Johnston, CSEP, DMCP │ director of event services, Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company
Lisa Marks │ owner, Brand Alive Inc.
Jen Poyer, CSEP │ senior manager of special events, Catalina Island Conservancy
Jim Riley │ former business ventures manager, Ohio History Connection
Tiffanie Rosier │ owner, AllStar Photobooth LLC
2020-2021 ILEA International Regional Vice Presidents
Tara Sweeney, CMM, CSEP │ manager of event management, The Calgary Stampede
Jane Hague │ head of business development, ExCeL London
Kevin Molesworth, CSEP │ president and owner, Brass Tacks Events
India Rhodes, CSEP │ partner, Wilkinson Rhodes
Barbara Siska, CSEP │ executive director, Office of University Events and Ceremonies, University of Chicago
Carla Eustache, CSEP │ chief dream maker and principal event planner, Style Perfect Events
Monique Jeffrey, CSEP │ vice president of operations, Bramble Hospitality
The International Live Events Association is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise and experience power some of the most recognized and respected live events around the world. ILEA advances the live events industry by creating an inclusive global community dedicated to personal and business development, and inspiration to elevate all professionals engaged in live events. ILEA’s events, education resources and certification program provide members with exclusive opportunities for collaboration, thought leadership and idea-sharing. For more info, visit ILEAhub.com.