Laura Hoffman Your New ISES Cleveland President
Dear fellow ISES members and friends
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to a new year of our ISES Cleveland chapter. I am so excited to become President of this great city’s chapter of ISES. This past year I have learned so much from being President-Elect. From going to The Special Event in Tampa, FL for the first time, to experiencing the first annual ISES Ohio WOW Awards in Columbus, and taking in as much as I could from our now past president, a great woman, friend and diva, Ms. Deb Hermann. Thank you for your guidance and dedication this past year. It will be hard to fill your shoes!
I am so excited for our new board members to take their positions and bring their new and fresh ideas to the table. I welcome Valerie Falvey, Kirkbrides, Dale McDonald, Digital Photos by Dale and Rachel Yagel, Today’s Bride Magazine and Shows. I also welcome back to the board John Bibbo from Event Source.
We say goodbye and thank you to our wonderful board members who have completed their terms; Barbara Felt, Positively Cleveland, Jim Lottig, Event Source, Candice Lopez, 100th Bomb Group, and Anna-Jeannine Herman, Something New Entertainment. Thank you for your years of service to our board and for making such an impact on our chapter.
To my fellow executive committee, Scott Pickel, President-Elect, Nick Borelli, VP of Communication, Vince Iannaggi, VP of Membership, and Shannon Harris VP of Programs, I look forward to a year of leading our ISES Cleveland chapter and making the city shine. And to our returning board members, Rachael Fuller, Deb Hermann, Mary Frances Ody, and Matt Radicelli, thank you for agreeing to another term on the board of directors. I am so glad you will be a part of this journey with me.
To our members, thank you for your membership and your commitment to the special events industry in Cleveland. I encourage you to make the most of your membership by joining a committee, attending monthly programs, and sharing your ideas on how to make our chapter better. My door is always open to you, so please contact me anytime.
Keep up the great work Cleveland and I look forward to celebrating another successful year of ISES this coming year!