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ILEA Board Member Spotlight!

 

Introducing another board member spotlight of the week, Jami Crouch! Jami is our VP of Membership. She is with Premier Transportation in Business Development / Affiliates.  Keep reading to learn more about Jami!

What do you specialize in?

Global Ground Transportation

 

How long have you been in the industry, and how long in your current position?

4 years, current position - almost 1 year

 

How long have you been apart of ILEA?

2.5 years

 

Why did you join ILEA?

To become more involved in the event industry in Indiana

 

What advice do you have to give to other event professionals?

Transportation should be secured as soon as you know you need it.  Transportation is limited to a vehicles availability.    

 

What is one thing people do not know about you?

My dream was to become a police officer.  I was accepted into the police academy.   

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ILEA Board Member Spotlight!

 

Introducing another board member spotlight of the week, Jessica McCormick! Jessica is one of our Directors of Program. She is an Event Designer with Eventfull Planning.  Keep reading to learn more about Jessica!

What do you specialize in?

Wedding and non-wedding social event planning and coordination

 

How long have you been in the industry, and how long in your current position?

10 years, in my current position for 3 years

 

How long have you been apart of ILEA?

2.5 years

 

Why did you join ILEA?

I joined ILEA for networking and education

 

What is the favorite event tool you use?

My phone!  (Email, call, social media, weather tracking, etc.)

 

What advice do you have to give to other event professionals?

Get involved!  

 

What is one thing people do not know about you?

I could never wear socks because my toes are partically webbed!   

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ILEA Board Member Spotlight!

 

Introducing another board member spotlight of the week, Glenn Smith! Glenn is the Director of Membership. He is the Owner of Complete Weddings & Events.  Keep reading to learn more about Glenn! 

What do you specialize in?

Providing photography, videography, DJ, photo booth, and event lighting

 

How long have you been in the industry, and how long in your current position?

15 years.  I have been in my current position for 2 years.

 

How long have you been apart of ILEA?

2 years

 

Why did you join ILEA?

I joined ILEA to make new connections with event professionals.

 

What advice do you have to give to other event professionals?

ILEA is an excellent tool to help create communities.  The key is involvement.  Get involved and stay involved.  

 

What is one thing people do not know about you?

During my 15 years with Compete I have personally been inolved with over 4,100 event services.  

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ILEA Member Spotlight!

 

  

Introducing another member spotlight of the week, Lora Pennington! Lora is on both the Communications and Membership Committees. She is the Owner of Magical Moments Event Planning.  Keep reading to learn more about her!

 

What do you specialize in?

Event Planning and Decor

 

How long have you been in the industry, and how long in your current position?

I have been in the business 5 years and have owned Magical Moments Event Planning for 5 years.

How long have you been apart of ILEA?

This is my first year!

 

Why did you join ILEA?

I wanted to be more involved in the community.

 

Favorite event tool you use?

Website and books

 

What advice do you have to give to other event professionals?

To get involved in the industry.  Stay involved.  Be true and honest to yourself and your craft.

 

What is one thing people do not know about you?

I live in the country on a 9 acre farm with cows and bees.  

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Board Member Spotlight!

  

Introducing another board member spotlight of the week, Sarah Sparks! Sarah is VP of Communications and an Event Designer for Jacquie's Gourmet Catering and Finley Creek Vineyards. Keep reading to learn more about her!

 

What do you specialize in?

Catering and Venue Sales

 

How long have you been in the industry, and how long in your current position?

I have been in the business 9 years total, 1 month at my current position

 

How long have you been apart of ILEA?

3 years

 

Why did you join ILEA?

I wanted to connect with Indianapolis industry professionals

 

What advice do you have to give to other event professionals?

Get involved!  You only get out of ILEA what you put in.  Networking and building relationships is so very important!

 

What is one thing people do not know about you?

I was captain of my high school soccer team!  

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Board Member Spotlight!

  

Introducing another board member spotlight of the week, Chris LaMar! Chris is immediate Past President and Territory Manager for Chair Covers & Linens. Keep reading to learn more about her!

 

What do you specialize in?

Linen rentals & design

 

How long have you been in the industry, and how long in your current position?

I have been in the business 8 years.

 

How long have you been apart of ILEA?

7 years

 

Why did you join ILEA?

I wanted to have company support through ILEA.

 

What advice do you have to give to other event professionals?

Network, Network, Network - Build your circle of event professionals.

 

What is one thing people do not know about you?

I also sell Mary Kay.

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