The International Live Events Association (ILEA) proudly recognizes the following event professionals who recently earned the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation.

Ashley Burton – Dubai
Lori Oates – Capitola, CA
Syanda Feist – Indianapolis, IN
Gail Palmer – Cleveland, OH
Jordan Kaye – Los Angeles, CA
John Parker – Ft. Washington, MD
Krysten Leshin – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
India Rhodes – Dallas, TX
Annie Lewis – Davidson, NC
Ian Seidenberg – Henderson, NV
Hayley Matthews-Jones – Minneapolis, MN
Meghan Shoven – Santa Clara, CA
Maureen Murphy – Hopewell, NJ
Amy Van Duyne – Oakwood Village, OH
Elizabeth Nutting – York, ON, Canada

ILEA endorses and manages the voluntary CSEP program for those who meet established standards. The CSEP continues a remarkable progression as worldwide recognition of the live events industry continues to evolve. Now more than ever, professionals within the industry recognize the CSEP as an influential designation for the education and the promotion of professional ethics and standards. Earning the CSEP designation demonstrates a continuous dedication to enhance individual and professional performance, and ILEA congratulates each of these new recipients on earning this distinguished credential.

“ILEA certifies dozens of event professionals with the CSEP every year,” said Judy Brillhart, CSEP, ILEA President. “Each event professional who receives their CSEP designation elevates industry standards and best practices.”

About the CSEP Credential
The Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation recognizes event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability essential to perform all components of a live event. The CSEP designation offers a competitive advantage when soliciting business as either a live events industry planner or supplier. It represents proof of an individual’s professional market knowledge. Learn more about the CSEP at

About the International Live Events Association (ILEA)
The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise and experience power some of the most recognized and respected live events around the world. For creative events professionals who seek deeper connections with like-minded individuals, ILEA provides the education and collaborative networking opportunities that achieve creative experiences. For more information, visit

SOURCEKongres Magazine
A long-time meetings industry addict, Gorazd is the Founder and owner of marketing and event agency Toleranca Marketing. He has many years of experience in planning, preparing and carrying out large international meetings and exhibitions. As the founder of the "Power to the Meetings" methodology, he still firmly believes in the power of live events and human to human communication. He is also the author of numerous articles and editor-in-chief of the meetings industry magazine Kongres Magazine.