We were pleased to attend the 2012 Los Angeles Special Event Awards (LASEA) Gala. The Awards Gala and Installation Dinner was hosted at the Ebell of Los Angeles, where you can feel the history in its walls. There were grapefruit cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served as we mingled around the room meeting all kinds of event industry professionals.
After being escorted into the dining room, we sat down to eat a phenomenal meal prepared by the Ebell’s executive chef, Louis Pechan. The evening’s keynote speaker was Cara Kleinhaut of Caravents, Inc. Cara gave an inspiring presentation covering her recent work and career, followed by the awards ceremony. Congratulations to all the award winners and to a successful event!
Kelly Wynn – President Elect
Carol Roleder – Immediate Past President
Jennifer Minzey – V.P. of Education and Programs
Rhonda Boyer – V.P. of Membership
Kristin Wilson – V.P. of Marketing and Communications
Stacy Ober – Director at Large, Education
Melissa Navarro – Director at Large, Programs
Laura Lopez – Director at Large, Membership/Student Programs
Veronica Puleo – Director at Large, Membership
Natalie Spiro – Director at Large, Communications
Alice Goetschel – Director At Large, Marketing/Advertising and Allied Associations