Chapter Leadership

President: Katie Suty
Senior Manager, Community and Customer Engagement, Experience Columbus

ILEA Member for: 6 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.

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President Elect: Sara Bentley
Event Sales Manager, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events

ILEA Member for: 4 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: Having the amazing experience of meeting all of the new members in person at the new Budd Dairy Hall!  

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Immediate Past President: Ryan Pitts 
Senior Catering Sales Manager, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events 

ILEA Member for: 
6 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.

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VP of Marketing and Communications: Tracy Moran, CSEP, CTA
Senior VP, Events & Operations, Bell Tree Productions

ILEA Member for:
20 years
Favorite ILEA Experience:
At the 2002 Sydney Australia conference I sat for my CSEP with another member from Sydney and passed! We played instruments on the stage of the Sydney Opera House and had our own personal regatta race with ILEA friends from around the world. Then, at the Hawaii conference years later, I got to dive with my friends from ILEA Sydney! ILEA provides the opportunity for a worldwide network of friendships and peers. (I also went diving at the Bahamas conference with folks from ILEA Calgary!)

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VP Education: Tracie Zody
Owner & Account Executive, Design Exchange 

ILEA Member for: 4 Years 
Favorite ILEA Experience: Watching a vendor team that I was a part of win an ILEA WOW Award! 

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VP Membership: Katie Laux
Director of Patron Services, Wexner Center for the Arts

ILEA Member for: 10 years 
Favorite ILEA Experience: Any and every Midwest Retreat! I truly love the opportunity to meet, talk and party with our Midwest counterparts.

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BOARD DIRECTORS
Peter Bell 
Founder & Owner, Bell Tree Productions

ILEA Member for: 2 years

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Megan Chalfant 

Special Events Manager, Wexner Center for the Arts 

ILEA Member for: 6 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: I really enjoyed the tour of the Ohio Theater and behind the scenes at the Nutcracker last fall. It was amazing to see the space, and all the ins and outs of the theater. I loved how we had so many attendees and everyone was starting to get into the holiday spirit. It was a fun evening!

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Bill Smiley

Director of Catering, New Albany Country Club



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