Chapter Leadership

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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President Elect: Katie Suty
Senior Events Manager, 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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VP Communication: Spencer Saylor
Event Planner, Metro Cuisine 

ILEA Member for: 3 years
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.

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VP Education: Peter Bell 
Founder & Owner, Bell Tree Productions

ILEA Member for: 2 years

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VP Membership: Sara Bentley
Event & Catering Manager, LA Catering

ILEA Member for: 3 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: Having the opportunity to really get to know this year's board at our annual board retreat and time spent at Hoof Hearted Brewing. 

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BOARD DIRECTORS
Tracy Moran, CSEP, CTA
Strategic Projects Director, CAPA

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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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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Lucretia Williams
Event Planner & Educator, Distinct Event Planning 

ILEA Member for: 3 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: Having the opportunity to tour 'behind-the-scenes'
of the Beyonce & Jay-Z tour in Columbus. 

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Eric Archibald 

Director of Events, Greater Columbus Sports Commission

ILEA Member for: 8 years
Favorite ILEA Experience: the opportunity to explore Calgary because of ILEA Live; and locally being able to incorporate two large sporting events the sports commission has been a part of and share with the events community in Columbus – NHL All Star Game and NCAA Women’s Final Four.

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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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Tracie Zody

Owner & Account Executive, Design Exchange 

ILEA Member for: 3 Years 
Favorite ILEA Experience: Watching a vendor team that I was a part of win an ILEA WOW Award! 

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