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Events #COVID19 Talent Help List
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To the events and hospitality community: These are unprecedented times we currently find ourselves in. As members of the Event and hospitality, we owe it to each other to help support the workforce that makes what we do possible each and every day. As members of the industry, we all know that employment can be tenuous at the best of times. We started this database to help those employees who are in between jobs, got let go, or their company recently went under. These are things that happen in any normal period in time in the events community, but the recent crisis around COVID19 has made employment opportunities essentially non-existant. If you're looking to bring someone on in a contract capacity during this crisis, please source from this list of the people who need our help the most. If you're unable to bring someone onto your team right now, then let's all make an effort to reach out to these people once the crisis is over. If someone has gone through this crisis without having a steady paycheque, we owe it to them to view their candidacy first whenever we make it to the other side of this crisis. Thank you for your continued support and for everything you all do to make the events industry the best in the world.
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To candidates: If you're currently out of work and are looking for any sort of employment within the events industry (part-time, contract, full-time), please put your information below. NOTE: All professionals welcome, not just planners or typical "events workers."
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Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to us at aaron@fifthelementgroup.com or ronan@fifthelementgroup.com. As this is an honest attempt to help, please be patient with responses or glitches.
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A sortable list is available here ---> https://bit.ly/39mIdeb We'll try to update twice daily.
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NOTE: Below is not editable, you must fill out the form. We did this to help organize the list, not to capture your data.
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TimestampNameFormer Job TitleTeam Function
Key Skills/Proficiencies (List 5 key skills based on your job function above)
City
LinkedIn or Portfolio URL (We strongly encourage you to include a link here. Since we protect your email/phone info from the general public, this is the main means by which companies can contact you.)
When can you start?
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3/26/2020 13:18:16Elly Nguyen
Junior Sale Event Manager
Administration, Business Development/Sales, Catering (sales, etc)
Communication, Highly organized and prioritized, events planning, multi tasking, problem-solving
Toronto
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elly-l-nguyen-25b1ba158/
Immidiately
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3/26/2020 13:19:03Kalla Berk
Senior Event Producer (Events Department Head)
Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Producer, Project Management, Event Marketing
Department Manager Event Manager
Project Manager
Event Marketing
Account Manager
Toronto kalla-berk-8756b941
Part time immediately or 2 weeks notice for full time - I’m on part time with my current company still
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3/26/2020 14:29:21Jill Spear
Sales and Creative Director
Catering (sales, etc), Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Project Management, Senior Executive/Owner
Project Management, Client Liaising, Run of Show Management, Design, Sales
South Floridahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jispear/right now
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3/26/2020 14:30:57Duncan Macmillan
Technical Director/ Production Manager, Lighting Professional
Audio Visual Technicians, Project Management
All the technical planning for any style of event, CAD skills, Design skills, Management
Toronto
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1r76o2obboxfo6w/AADGIhZemo9vipwlfwM0OZBqa?dl=0
Depends on when school goes back...
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3/26/2020 16:46:25Gina Marie Carter
Event Staff/ Travel Director
Administration, DMC, Service staff (wait staff, venue staff, etc), Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc), Office Clerk
Customer Service, Data Entry Clerk, GreeterLas Vegas
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gina-carter-252406b4/
3/30/2020
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3/26/2020 16:54:08Samantha Marie
Business Development, Events Director
Administration, Business Development/Sales, Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Project Management, Senior Executive/Owner, Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
Marketing, networking, sales, social media, business development
Concord, CALinkedin.com/in/mssamanthamarieImmediately
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3/26/2020 19:44:20Andrew Larris
Entertainer - frontman - MC
Entertainer
Award winning entertainment and entertainment production
Washington DCLinkedIn.com/lazarusthe01Immediately
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3/26/2020 20:00:43Lisa Santoro
Senior Account Executive
Rental Sales
Sales, audio visual, furniture rentals, prospecting, relationship building
Bostonhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/llsantoroASAP
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3/26/2020 21:20:43Anum Rubec
Senior Events & Community Manager
Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Project Management
logistics coordination, event management, operational processes, conference planning
Torontohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/anumrubec/Immediately
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3/26/2020 23:09:38Diego Stewart Driver Driver
Drive, load&unload trucks, work in the wear house, set up events
Lake Mary As soon as I can
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3/27/2020 0:23:21Ajna AdamsConference ProducerProducer
Conference Production, Speaker Recruitment, Content & Agenda Writing
St. Petersburghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ajnaadams/ASAP
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3/27/2020 1:30:04Catherine VodopivcBusiness Manager
Accounting/Finance, Administration, Business Development/Sales, Catering (sales, etc), Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Project Management, Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc), Human Resources
Event planning / Human Resources / Profit & Loss Analysis and Accounting / Crisis Management / Team Motivating & Leadership
Orlando Florida
Do not currently have one. Can build one and update
Immediately
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3/27/2020 4:13:18Aileen PuertoSales director
Administration, Catering (sales, etc), Meeting/Conference Planner, Rental Sales
30 years of hotel event planning and event rentals for Wedding social and corporate events of event spaces, floral and decor sales in managerial positions.
Wedding planning experience
Knowledge of county processes for submission of event, tents permits.
Office experience with Computer proficiency in Microsoft office, word, Excel, power point, outlook, Google docs, typing 90 wpm
Fully bilingual in English and Spanish reading, writing and communication
Altamonte SpringsImmediately
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3/27/2020 8:56:16Crystal MoriartyEvent ProducerProject Management
Vendor Sourcing, contract management, temp staff management, budget management , sponsor activation management
Boston www.powerslideproductions.comImmediately
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3/27/2020 10:01:38Amanda HeyderAccount ExecutiveDMC
Sales Professional, Event Designer, Excellent People Skills, Team Player, Relationship Developer
Fort Lauderdale
http://linkedin.com/in/amanda-heyder-854643
Immediately
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3/27/2020 10:17:36Alan Ramsdell
Portfolio Director/VP Sales
Business Development/Sales, Producer, Senior Executive/Owner
Producer, Program Development, Leadership, Sales, Strategy
Boston, MAhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/aramsdell/Now
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3/27/2020 11:39:57Kathryn GamisDirector of Sales
Business Development/Sales, Catering (sales, etc), Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
Demand and Sales Generation, Event Coordination, Organization, Client Engagement, Social Media
Torontohttps://ca.linkedin.com/in/kathryngamisImmediately
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3/27/2020 14:34:45Lorenna ChernichDigital specialist
Business Development/Sales, Graphics/web design, Marketing, Project Management
Social media management, content curation, programmatic buying, media planning/buying, SEO and SEM
Columbus, OH
https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/ren-chernich-a947a1113
Immediately
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3/27/2020 15:54:55
Morgan Connacher, CSEP
Contract Event Producer
Event Designer, Producer, Project Management, Senior Executive/Owner
Live Event Producer, Live Event Design, Client Management, Budget Development, Multi-Day Program Design
San Diegohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/morgans1/Immediately
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3/27/2020 18:48:25Larry Hutchinson
Warehouse manager Driver and delivery and set up
Rental SalesSet up and LaborSanford Fl 3-25-20
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3/27/2020 22:25:43Samantha PierceEvent Producer
DMC, Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Producer
Timeline Development, Event Logistics, Event Production, Client Relationship Management, Highly Organized
San Francisco
https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-joy-pierce/
Immediately!
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3/28/2020 1:41:50Kelly Bryden
Freelance event designer / 3D render
Event Designer
Adobe creative suite, sketch up, art installations, prop styling, creative direction
New York City / Los Angeles
Www.kbryden.comApril 5th
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3/28/2020 7:49:15Denise Fields Event Sales Manager
Business Development/Sales, Catering (sales, etc), Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Rental Sales, Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
Sales, Leadership, Organization, Team Work, Problem Solving
Palm BeachImmediately.
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3/28/2020 10:24:21Leigh Ann Krohmer
Director of Design and Development - Account Management
Business Development/Sales, DMC, Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Producer, Project Management, Senior Executive/Owner
Organization, Strategy, Business Development, Event Planning, Microsoft Office Suite
Orlando
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighanniseman/
As Soon As Possible
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3/28/2020 18:15:21Adriana GallegosEvent Planner
Administration, Catering (sales, etc), DMC, Event Designer, Graphics/web design, Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Producer, Project Management, Senior Executive/Owner, Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
Project Management, Operations, Full Service Event Planner, Travel Director
Grand Prairie
https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriana-gallegos-3355209/
Today
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3/29/2020 12:57:23Debbie Bingham
Food & Beverage & Marketing Events Manager
Accounting/Finance, Administration, Catering (sales, etc), Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Project Management, Service staff (wait staff, venue staff, etc), Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
Customer Experience, training and development, advanced MS Office, quick learner, organization
Toronto
https://www.linkedin.com/in/debbie-bingham-53a22821/
Immediately
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3/30/2020 7:43:57Moriah Bacus
Director, People and Development
Human Resources
Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Culture and Retention, Performance Management, Benefits Administration
Torontohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/moriahbacus/April 13, 2020
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3/30/2020 10:17:53Jan Morris
Director of Business Development
Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Project Management, Social Media, Live Events, Experiential Events
Specialize in full-scale event production, hospitality management, event sales, business development and marketing.

Boyton Beachhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/janrborger/Now
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3/30/2020 12:21:16Loren MillerEvent HostEmcee/Host/Moderator
Emcee, Hosting, Panel Moderator, DJ, Event Producer
Columbus, OH
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorenmillerofficial/
As soon as the quarantine is lifted.
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3/30/2020 14:47:53Gail OrfanosMeeting Planner
Administration, Meeting/Conference Planner, Project Management, Senior Executive/Owner
Advanced Logistics, Budget Management, Post Event Data Analytics, On-site management, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Smartsheets, Cvent



Mount Prospectlinkedin.com/in/gailorfanosApril
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3/30/2020 22:53:10Aly LittlejohnSales Manager
Business Development/Sales
Building customer relationships, managing various local and corporate accounts, preparing proposals and negotiating contracts, maximizing revenue by exceeding annual goal by 116%, proficient in both English and Spanish
San Francisco or DC area
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyson-littlejohn-5b4994105
Immediately
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3/31/2020 9:05:25Claudia Chiappetta
Catering and Events Manager
Administration, Catering (sales, etc), Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
event logistics, sales, coordination, event and wedding planning, contract negotiation
Toronto
https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudia-chiappetta/
Immediately
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3/31/2020 17:02:40Tiffany James
Assistant Director, Event Planning
Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
logistics planning, communications, budgeting, collaboration and marketing
Atlantahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanyrjamesimmediately
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3/31/2020 17:12:18Sean R Schuette
Event Strategist & Solutions Provider
Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Producer
Event Strategy, Event Design, Event Production, Meeting & Event Planning, On-site TD
New Hope
http://www.linkedin.com/in/seanrschuettecmp/
right away
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4/1/2020 11:25:14Marc SilverGraphics-op / Designer
Graphics/web design, Producer
Presentation design / operation / production / stage managing
Toronto
https://www.linkedin.com/in/presentationspeakersupport/
Immediately
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4/1/2020 13:18:07Jaclyn Sobel
Event Producer/Manager/Travel Coordinator/Logistics
Administration, Meeting/Conference Planner, Producer, Project Management, Travel
Venue & Client Management; Organization/Logistics/Streamlining; Budgeting; Travel; Client Services/Talent Management
Los Angeles, CA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaclyn-sobel-7a77b4/
ASAP
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4/7/2020 12:40:44Kari SheahanEvent Producer
Meeting/Conference Planner, Producer, Project Management
Budget Management, Project Management, Cross-Functional Team Management, Vendor Sourcing & Management, Contract Management
San Diego
https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherinesheahan/
asap
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4/9/2020 13:55:23Jessica KatzBeverage Manager
Administration, Business Development/Sales, Project Management, Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
Communication Skills, Time Management Skills, Professionalism, Ontario Wine & Beer Knowledge, Team Management Skills
Torontohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicakatz91/Immediately
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4/9/2020 21:52:10Amanda SchoutenMeeting Planner
Meeting/Conference Planner
Meeting and Incentive Planning, Budgeting, Travel Management, Onsite Management, Assistance in Sourcing
Miamiwww.linkedin.com/in/amandaschoutenCurrently Available
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4/13/2020 13:04:05Annie Davis
Sales & Creative Services Manager
DMC, Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Producer, Sales
Event Designer, Destination Sales, CVB and DMC Experience, Entertainment
Orlando
https://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-davis-a3b70166/
Immediately
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4/24/2020 15:33:55Kaitlyn Bolan
Sr. Client Solutions Manager
Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Producer, Project Management
Event Production, Budgets, Education Management, RFP's, Event Management
Washington, DC or Central NJ
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaitlyn-bolan-cmp-36086a3/
Immediately
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5/8/2020 15:09:50Kimberly Newman
VP Business Development and Marketing (Events)
Business Development/Sales, Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Project Management, Hotel/Venue Sourcing
Sourcing, Event Planning, Strategic Planning, Event Management, and Event Marketing
Ashburn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-newman-43380955
05/10/20
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5/13/2020 0:48:24J.D. WildFlowerEntertainer
Business Development/Sales, Graphics/web design, Marketing, Senior Executive/Owner, Entertainment
Event Psychic, Fortune Teller
Fire Dancer
Branding Specialist
Business Growth Specialist
Minneapolis & Las Vegas
http://www.WildFlowerMysticalEntertainment.com
immeadiately
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6/12/2020 13:49:03Tammy Port
Event Manager/Sourcing Manager
Event Designer, Graphics/web design, Meeting/Conference Planner, Project Management
CMM, CMP, DES (pending), event management, venue sourcing
Northeast Ohio/Virtualhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tammyport/Available for work
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6/15/2020 16:57:31Andrea M Delph
Event Management Specialist
Producer, Project Management
event logistics management, budget creation and management, timeline & ROS creation and management, sponsorship activation management, third party communication & management
Los Angeleshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dremode/immediately
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6/15/2020 19:57:53Laurence Whiting
Director, Special Events
Business Development/Sales, Catering (sales, etc), Event Designer, Project Management, Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
Progressive Sales, Customer Retention, Event Operations, Event Design, Property Management
Los Angeles
https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurence-whiting-a479514/
1-2 weeks
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6/16/2020 18:01:43Maxie LiebermanSenior Sales Manager
Business Development/Sales, DMC
New Market Development
Account Managment
Creative Proposal Development
Budget Managment
Profit Margin Increases
Denver
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=AAIAAAXWYXIBJ5hfwbDYJO3YWvVuUrDxTSqoCDA&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic
ASAP
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6/22/2020 11:54:25
Rynnel Cook, Cook, CMP
Senior Manager of Meeting & Events
Administration, Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Producer, Project Management
Sourcing, Planning and Operation, Budget Management, Event Marketing, Food & Beverage, Content Management,Trade Show/Ex Hall
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
www.linkedin.com/in/rynnel-cook-cmp-88912a23
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7/24/2020 0:25:06Chantal Anderson
Operations Director & Event Production
Administration, Catering (sales, etc), Meeting/Conference Planner, Producer, Project Management, Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc), Registration Systems Management
Event Producer, Registration Management, Operations/HR, Production Assistant, Event Website Management, Exhibitor Management.
San Francisco
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chantaldominiqueanderson/
Currently available
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7/24/2020 15:36:48Erika Helstrom
Event Producer + Director of Operations
Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Project Management
Organizing Chaos - Manage Logistics - Calm Under Pressure - Problem Solving - Communication
Santa Fe / Denver / Boulder (Can travel between NM & CO)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikahelstrom/
My availability is open & flexible.
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8/7/2020 19:54:59Jhonnita Williams
Project Coordinator/Executive Assistant/Event Planner
Administration, Meeting/Conference Planner, Project Management, Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
Operational/Executive Leadership, Budget Administration and Management, Strategic Planning and Maintenance, Client Interface and Customer Relations, Employee Supervision and Training, Contract Development and Negotiations
Atllantaimmediately
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8/12/2020 15:06:33Maddie Smith
Event Sales Manager/Sales Account Manager
Business Development/Sales, Catering (sales, etc), Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Venue Operations (sales, co-ordinator, etc)
Sales, Event Management, Business Development, Event Planning, Communication
Dallas, TX
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maddie-smith-events/
Immediately.
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9/2/2020 7:03:28Brittany Silber
Senior Account Director
Marketing, Project Management, Rental Sales
Experiential Marketing
Recruiting/Training
Project Management
Sales
Brand Experience
Torontohttp://linkedin.com/in/brittanysilberNow!
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9/9/2020 22:28:20Brittany Silber
Senior Account Director
Marketing, Project Management, Rental Sales
Experiential Marketing
Recruiting/Training
Project Management
Sales
Brand Experience
Torontohttp://linkedin.com/in/brittanysilberNow!
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12/27/2020 12:57:19Elizabeth Grady
Owner & Operator of Grady Events
Administration, Event Designer, Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Producer, Project Management
Experience Maker, Event Ideation, Event Marketing, Pandemic Advisor, Virtual Event Coordinator
Buffalowww.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-gradyJanuary 2021
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1/7/2021 14:21:54Tiffany Melone
Founder & Event Director
Meeting/Conference Planner, Marketing, Producer, Project Management
production, management, planning & logistics, PR/marketing, event sponsorships & partnerships
San Diego, CAhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanymelone/Now!
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