Chapter Leadership

Emily Messinger President: Emily Messinger
Owner, Exhale Events
ILEA Member for: 8 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: One of my favorite things about ILEA is the access to amazing event professionals all over the country that I have the opportunity to collaborate with and get support from.
Emily Nunn President Elect: Emily Nunn
Sales Manager, Metro Cuisine
ILEA Member for: 6 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: My first ILEA Live in New Orleans. It was so amazing to experience the full scope of our association, in such a great event city. The hospitality, education, and connections made were unforgettable! 

Erin Greene Past President: Erin Greene
Marketing Specialist, Two Caterers & Sweet Carrot
ILEA Member for: 7 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: Traveling around the world to different conferences, experiencing so many incredible events and meeting amazing people.  I would never have had those experiences without ILEA, and I'm so grateful!

Ariana Tyler VP Education: Ariana Tyler
Greater Columbus Sports Commission
ILEA Member for: 3 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: Being an ILEA member has helped me meet Columbus professionals that I may not have met otherwise. Being on the board has been a fantastic way, to not only develop my professional skill set, but also create amazing friendships.

Ryan Pitts VP Communication: Ryan Pitts
Catering Sales Manager, University Catering at The Ohio State University
ILEA Member for: 4 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: Going to an ILEA Roadshow for the first time and meeting so many awesome event professionals from around the country. Sharing experiences and best practices with them. It's great to meet other people who care about elevating the events industry and what it means to be an event professional.

Eric Archibald VP Membership: Eric Archibald
Director of Events, Greater Columbus Sports Commission
ILEA Member for: 4 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: Going behind the scenes to see what it takes to put on the Memorial Tournament from a catering perspective. As a person in sports event management, I have also appreciated the work that goes on behind the scenes.


Jenny James Jenny James
Senior Sales Manager - Cameron Mitchell Premier Events 
ILEA Member for:
16 years
Favorite ILEA Experience:
Our sweet 16 party to celebrate our anniversary was one of my favorite events!  We then followed that up years later in celebrating our "finally legal" 21st birthday / anniversary party. It was a great way to celebrate our milestones!

KatieSuty Katie Suty
Senior Events Manager, Experience Columbus
ILEA Member for: 4 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: At ILEA Live in New Orleans a few years ago they organized a parade for the group to travel to our evening event. There was a New Orleans jazz band leading the way and they shut down streets so we could really feel the Mardi Gras experience.
Specer Saylor
Event Planner, Metro Cuisine
ILEA Member for: 1 year
Favorite ILEA Experience: The 'behind-the-scenes' tour of the Beyonce & Jay-Z show set-up at Ohio Stadium. This was one of the first things that I was able to experience as a member and it instantly highlighted one of the many benefits of being a part of ILEA in Columbus! Seeing venues and events in ways that the public cannot, has been insightful and interesting as both an event professional and someone who enjoys attending live events.