Event professionals always reach for the skies when creating experiences. It’s fitting then that Connect Corporate is dubbing this year’s 40 Under 40 Class “Peak Performers.” This group of event professionals represents all facets of the industry, and were selected from a record number of nominations. These peak performers represent the industry’s next generation, one in which meetings and events will surely hit new heights.
36 • Vice President TenDot Lincoln, Neb.
38 • Business Travel Manager Hyatt Regency Westlake Moorpark, Calif.
34 • Strategic Account Manager Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc. Carmel, Ind.
37 • Founder and CEO LBrightEvents Miami, Fla.
36 • Meeting Broker Meetings Made Easy, LLC Middletown, N.J.
36 • Senior Event Manager Dynamic Events Vancouver, Wa.
38 • Chief Operating Officer; Client Executive SongDivison Sydney, Australia
35 • President Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Las Vegas
33 • Creative Events Director Macro Productions Nashville, Tenn.
37 • Events Marketing Manager Relias Raleigh, N.C.
31 • Associate Director of Sales Chicago CSI DMC Chicago
29 • Co-Founder; President davies + dixon Seattle, Wa.
37 • Vice President of Sales & Marketing Infinix Global Meetings & Events, Inc./Rx Worldwide Meetings Dallas
34 • Vice President of Sales Destinations by Design Las Vegas
30 • Meetings and Event Manager DECO Productions Boca Raton, Fla.
36 • Development Specialist Event Panning Geisinger Health Danville, Penn.
35 • Senior Event Manager One10 Dayton, Ohio
38 • Director of Destination Services Galveston Island CVB Quinlan, Texas
39 • Owner and President Every Last Detail Roswell, Ga.
26 • Planner, Event Logistics and Execution East of Ellie San Diego, Calif.
37 • Managing Director INNOVATX Events Austin, Texas
34 • Director of Corporate and Entertainment Travel Andaz West Hollywood West Hollywood, Calif.
34 • Global Sales Director PRA Business Events Denver
27 • Producer, Projects and Events AKJOHNSTON Long Beach, Calif.
36 • Vice President London & Partners New York City
32 • Director of Sales 360 Destination Group New York City
31 • Senior Manager, Corporate Events MarkLogic Chicago
36 • Senior Manager, Corporate Events BNY Mellon | Pershing Jersey City, New Jersey
38 • Trade Show and Events Manager Lytx San Diego, Calif.
37 • Global Manager, Meeting & Events Cardinal Health Columbus, Ohio
34 • Executive Director, Programming Forbes Media Jersey City, New Jersey
31 • Senior Manager of Meetings and Events NHS Global Events Chicago
28 • Corporate Sales Manager, East Region Visit Denver Denver
34 • Senior Manager, Meetings & Travel GameStop, Inc. Dallas
37 • Senior Vice President, Sourcing Operation & Industry Relations HPN Global Scottsdale, Ariz.
30 • Manager of Global Accounts HelmsBriscoe Philadelphia
26 • Marketing Manager Paragon Events Inc. Delray Beach, Fla.
*About the 2019 40 Under 40 process: Nominations are submitted by colleagues and peers through Connect Corporate’s website. They are then reviewed by Connect’s editors, and finalists are vetted before winners are selected for publication. Honorees must be under the age of 40 as of Feb. 15, 2019.