Meet the 2020 Connect Association 15 Over 50

The Connect Association 15 Over 50 has been shaping the events industry for years. Congratulations to them all.

Meet the 2020 Connect Association 15 Over 50

Connect Association is proud to present our 15 Over 50. These individuals are leaders, mentors and stars who moved the events industry forward for decades. We are proud to salute their first-class efforts.

Kristen Dearden
Event Management Professional, Association Management Ltd.

Tecumseh Y. Deloney, CMP, CGMP
Senior Manager, Conferences and Meetings, National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning, Zero to Three

Velenda Dewberry
Director of Sales, Southeast Region, Visit Fort Worth 

John E. Dirba, CMM
Regional Vice President, HelmsBriscoe

Beth Gendler, CMP, CDME
Vice President of Sales and Sports, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism and Sports Commission 

Chuck Grouzard
Executive Vice President of Exhibition Sales, GES 

Jeff Hewitt, CDME
Senior Vice President, Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee Island

Laura Kesselman, CMM
President, Kesselman-Jones Inc.

Sheena Majette
Managing Director, Conferences, The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. 

Natalie Norris, CMP, CMM
Director/Owner, Meetings and More Inc.

Wendy Porter
Chief Events Officer and Owner, Wendy Porter Events LLC

Roger Rickard
President and Founder, Voices in Advocacy

Deborah Long Sexton
Founder, DLS & Associates

Marianne Van Wagner
Owner and CEO, Society Offices Association Management Company

Tess Vismale, CMP, DES
Chief Event Executioner, iSocialExecution Inc.; Tech Whisperer, DAHLIA+ Agency

Click here to meet the Connect Corporate 15 Over 50.