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NACE, FON welcome new boards

Industry News, News | January 3, 2022 | By: IFAI

The National Association for Catering & Events (NACE) and the Foundation of NACE (FON), which supports the catering and events industry through education and investments that support NACE chapters and members, have welcomed their 2022 Boards.

NACE National Board

  • President: James Filtz, CPCE, CMP, Cvent, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • President-Elect: Amber Allen, CPCE, Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Vice President: Michelle Dunnick, MBA, CPCE, United Way of Southeast Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Treasurer: Michelle Stansfield, CPCE, Chic Productions, La Quinta, California
  • Secretary: Jill Vidal-Raines, CPCE, EB Inc., Humble, Texas
  • Chapter Leaders Council Chair: Sarah James, CPCE, The Sarah James Agency, San Antonio, Texas
  • Past President: Morgan Montgomery, CPCE, CMP, Paisley & Jade, Richmond, Virginia
  • At-Large Director: Lyn Gleasure, CPCE, CMP, Rock Central, Detroit, Michigan
  • At-Large Director: Gill Hall, CPCE, FirstService Residential, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

“I’m looking forward to a 2022 that brings stabilization and regrowth to the catering and events industry, our members and chapters. As a community NACE has weathered the pandemic thanks to the incredible talent and vision of our members and volunteer leaders. I’m confident that the seeds of recovery will grow and flourish in 2022 with strong increases to NACE membership and a sustained return to live, in person events,” said James Filtz, CPCE, CMP, NACE National President.

Foundation of NACE Board of Trustees

  • President: Tracey Amernick, CPCE, Exclusive Events by Tracey, San Diego, California
  • President-Elect: Dana Blaugrund, CPCE, CWC, Social by Dana, Dallas, Texas
  • Treasurer/Secretary: Gary McCreary, CPCE, CMP, CSEP, Venetian and Palazzo Hotels, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Past President: Terry Shields, CPCE, CSEP, Terry Shields Event Design, Dallas, Texas
  • Trustee: Christina Alvarado, MBA, CPCE, Juve LLC, San Antonio, Texas
  • Trustee: David Buckley, CSEP, New York Life Insurance Company, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Trustee: Delores Crum, CERP, Premiere Events and Premiere Select, Austin, Texas
  • Trustee: Kevin Dennis, CPCE, Fantasy Sound Event Services, Livermore, California
  • Trustee: Timothy Lam, CHT, CGSP, The International School of Hospitality, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Trustee: Virginia Santa Ines, CPCE, CWC, San Jose Marriott, San Jose, California

Reflecting on the year ahead, Tracey Amernick stated “It is my honor and my privilege to work with the Foundation Trustees in 2022 to continue to support the NACE community through grants, scholarships and other programs. The Foundation has responded to challenges of the last two years with innovative new programs and will continue to do so in pursuit our mission. The Foundation of NACE has never been more important or relevant to the NACE community.”

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