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ILEA announces international board of governors

Mary Baird-Wilcock of Nottingham-based The Simplifiers among board of directors for 2017-18

Pictured: Christie Pruyn, ILEA executive director

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) has announced its International Board of Governors for 2017-18.

Members come from the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. The role of the board is to govern, establish policy and make strategic decisions about the future of the organisation.

“We are pleased to welcome this exceptional group of event professionals to lead ILEA into the future,” said Christie Pruyn, ILEA executive director. “As the voice for the live events industry, ILEA is focused on change and re-invention to position ILEA for continued growth, and its members as industry leaders, for years to come.”

Officers are:

President: Ingrid Nagy, owner/CEO of By Design Collective, US
President-elect: Sara Grauf, vice president of Giants Enterprises, US
Treasurer/secretary: Jennifer Trethewey, MD of The JT Group, Australia
Immediate past president: Judy Brillhart, catering director, Sheraton Commander Hotel, US

Directors are:

Alex Gorriaran, senior director, (add)ventures, US
Mary Baird-Wilcock, CEO/founder, The Simplifiers, UK
Dana L. Macaulay, director of events and operations, Sonoma County Vintners, US
Gwen McNutt, regional external affairs manager, Comcast Cable, US
Tanya Posavatz,, owner, CLINK, US
Corinne Kessel, principal, Greenscape Design & Décor, Canada
Morgan Doan, owner, Morgan Events, US

The new board went into effect at ILEA Live this month in Calgary, Canada.

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