Congratulations to Our New CSEPs!

ILEA is proud to celebrate these accomplished live events professionals who have established their proficiency and expertise in special events, earning the esteemed Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation. 

May-June 2021

Caitlin McElhone​, CSEP
Owner & Logistics Queen, CM Events
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Lisa Wein, CSEP
Founder and CEO, LW Events, LLC
Columbus, OH


March-April 2021


Bryon Henderson, CSEP
Project Lead, The Nova Collective
Chicago, IL


February 2021

Robert Kennedy, CSEP
Account Executive 
Toronto, ON

Christine Schroyer, CSEP
Project Manager
Washington, DC

Matthew Neil Sutherland, CSEP​
Director of Activation and
Precinct Management
Infrastructure NSW
Sydney, Australia

December 2020

Alexandra Pate, CSEP
Melbourne, FL

Amanda R. Rease, CSEP
Director of Facilities & Events,
The George Washington University
School of Business
Washington, DC

Angelina Savage, CSEP​
Events and Marketing Manager
Las Vegas, NV

Ashleigh Poff, CSEP
Corporate Impact Event Producer,
Rich Beyond Wealth
Atlanta, GA

Claire Sivley, CSEP
Guest Experience and Events Advisor,
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Crissy Knox, CSEP
CEO, Jelsie Events
Santa Rosa, CA

Darci Nagy, CSEP
Events Manager
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

David Calzaretta, CSEP
President, Magnificent Events
& Entertainment
Chicago, IL

Emily Arvanitis, CSEP​
Live Events Coordinator,
Country Music Association
Nashville, TN

Gregory Bonanno, CSEP
Senior Specialist, Events &
Conferences, Cleveland Clinic
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Katie Wages, CSEP, CMP, CITP
Meeting and Event Project Manager,
CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Houston, TX

Kelly Elliott, CSEP
Founder/Co-Founder, Soprico/
Picnic Parlay
Geneva, IL

Kelsey Secules, CSEP, CMP
Senior Manager, Association Events,
Washington, DC

Krista Franceschini, CSEP
Special Events Manager,
Loyola Marymount University,
Los Angeles, CA

Megan Sawchuk, PhD, CSEP
Megan Sawchuk Weddings
Calgary, AB,

Meghan Jarrell, CSEP
Owner, Moxxie Concepts,
Fort Worth, TX

Melissa Autullo, CSEP
Chicago, IL

Monica C. Dowe, CSEP
Client Events Coordinator,
Parker Poe,
Charlotte, NC

Neal Heitz, CSEP
Director of Production,
City of Chicago, Department of
Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Chicago, IL

Sandra Mossman-Crawford, CSEP, BA
Principle, Events Producer,
Edmonton, Canada 

Sibley Guilianelli, CSEP
Manager, Association Services,
Washington, DC

Tika Woolley, CSEP, CMP
Manager of Shows & Events,
SalonCentric; L'OREAL USA
Miami, FL

Whitney Garhan, CSEP
Events Associate, 
Dimensional Fund Advisors
Austin, TX

To learn about the qualifications and the application process, visit Become a CSEP. ILEA is now offering 365-day testing for the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) exam.