2018 ILEA Minnesota Star Awards Committee

Our Sincere Thanks to the Star Awards Volunteer Planning Committee!

These Awesome event Professionals Have given of their time and expertise to create a night you won't forget!

The ISES Minnesota Star Awards began in 2004 as a way to provide event professionals in Minnesota with an opportunity to gain recognition for the events they create, plan, manage, and execute each year. This year’s event features a Nominee VIP Reception, Pre-Awards Party, Awards Ceremony and After Party, that each showcase industry trends and innovative event production. This event would not happen without the tireless efforts of the following event professionals.

Committee Members

DIRECTOR

Lisa Marie Borchert, CSEP, Thrivent Financialstarawards@ilea-msp.org

AWARDS & ENTRIES

Chair – Carolyn Van Dorn

Ambassador – Jodi Collen, CSEP, Augsburg

Ryan Hanson, BeEvents

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Chair – Kimberly Fisher, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Laura Preston, Fulton Brewing

Cindy Walker, Mintahoe Catering

Mandy German, Lunds & Byerlys

DESIGN & DÉCOR

Chair – Carly Van VeldhuizenGirl Friday

Amy McMonigal, D’Amico Catering

Sheree Bochenek, Aprés Party & Tent Rental

Lindsey Lozama, Simple Elegance

Rachel Geertsema, Festivities

ENTERTAINMENT

Chair – Alissa Bemis, BeEvents

Sarah Ober, Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Kallie Sersch, Cushman & Wakefield

AV/PRODUCTION

Chair – Dale KivimakiFreestyle Productions

Script – Joe Szurszewski, Joe Szurszewski Photography

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Chair – Christie Altendorf, D’Amico Catering

Sarah Johnson, Machine Shop

Josh Reitan, AV for You

Hayley Matthews-Jones, Minneapolis Craft Market

 VOLUNTEERS (SET-UP, STRIKE & AT EVENT)

Chair – Lataya Williams, D’Amico Catering

SPONSORSHIP

Chair – Jessica Barrett, Machine Shop 

BUDGET

Chair – Gretchen Culver, Rocket Science Events 

ADMINISTRATION

Chair – Jenna Anderson, Chowgirls 

 

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