This Virtual Meet the Candidates session will provide you with an opportunity to hear from candidates for the 2024 NACE National Board, and ask them questions. This event is hosted by the NACE National Nominations and Elections Committee. For more information on the candidates and the elections process, be sure to visit www.nace.net/elections.
Amber Allen, CPCE
Director of Food and Beverage at Hotel Valley Ho
Gary Baumann, CPCE
Director of Catering and Convention Services at Omni Houston Hotel
Michelle Dunnick, MBA, CPCE
National Vice President | Director of Events and Investor Relations at NACE | UWSELA
James Filtz, CHE, CMP, CPCE
Solutions Consultant at CVENT
Lyn Gleasure, CPCE, CMP
Senior Event Sales Manager at Rock Events
Gilbert H. Hall CMP, CPCE
Community Manager at FirstService Residential
Director of Sales - Live Nation at SarahJames@livenation.com
Over the past 15 years, Courtney Hopper & Dana Kadwell, CPCE have built and operated three successful businesses in the Raleigh North Carolina area. Starting off from the ordinary, they paved their way with sheer grit and tenacity splashed with some therapy and coffee along the way. They are on a mission to inspire others to take big leaps, dream big dreams, and create amazing teams that grow profits and enjoyable (but productive) culture within your business.
Destination Sales Executive at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
Morgan Montgomery, CPCE, CMP
Co-Owner at Paisley & Jade
Stephanie Olivares, CPCE
Sales Manager at The RK Group - The Red Berry Estate
Stephanie Olivares, CPCE, has been in the catering and events industry since 2011. She currently serves as Sales Manager for The Red Berry Estate, overseeing all venue and catering sales for the historic, luxury property. After attending the University of Texas at Austin, Stephanie began working with various sports teams and programs, finding a passion for planning and executing special events, leading her to a career in the catering and events industry. Stephanie has been a member of NACE since 2013 and has served NACE in multiple capacities on both the local and national levels, currently serving as the Immediate Past President of the Alamo Chapter and as a Chapter Leader Council Mentor. During her spare time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, golfing, wine tasting, and attending music festivals and sporting events.