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Our Valuable Team Members

Dale McDonald
Dale McDonaldVP of Communications
Dale McDonald, owner of Dale McDonald Photographer LLC, is a Professional Photographer specializing in weddings, commercial product and event photography, as well as high school senior portraiture. A Cleveland State graduate with a BBA in Information Systems, Dale has applied both his IT knowledge and photographic skills for the ILEA Cleveland Chapter over the past five years.
Karsen Eckweiler
Karsen EckweilerDirector of Communications
Karsen earned her business degree in Event Management from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and moved to Cleveland in late 2014. She is the Director of Dining and Events at Columbia Hills, a private country club in Ohio. She is also the proud mommy of a fluffy white cockapoo, named Ally!
Alicia Hansen
Alicia HansenSocial Media Specialist
Alicia Hansen is the Director of Marketing and Events at L’Nique Specialty Linen Rental in Cleveland, Ohio. In her spare time, Alicia teaches yoga, including special events like her popular yoga brunch series. In addition to writing at her own blog, Poise in Parma, she is a regular contributor to Cleveland Plus’ #BeThePlusBlog and the PlayhouseSquare Behind The Curtain blog.
Amanda Bonvechio
Amanda BonvechioLinkedIn Specialist
Amanda Bonvechio, CMP, CSEP is the Director of Convention and Event Experience with Destination Cleveland. When she’s not spending time with her daughter Bella and son Sam, she is busy creating memorable experiences for guests of Cleveland and helping to change the perception of our amazing city.
Cierra Larson
Cierra LarsonDigital Media Specialist
Cierra Larson is the General Manager of Zone Entertainment in Bedford, Ohio. A Kent State University graduate with a degree in Education and triple minor in Business, Management and Human Resources, Cierra has used her business skills to further grow in the professional world. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her two puppies Lilo and Belle or if she can… go to Disney (her favorite place of all time). Cierra looks forward to being more involved in the ILEA Cleveland Chapter and seeing everyone at events.
Gail Palmer
Gail PalmerDigital Media Specialist
I am a professional event consultant with over 15 years of experience designing, planning, implementing, and ‘fixing’ events for non-profit, corporate, and private clients — from New York to Alaska. Events benefit from my broad foundation of skills including theater design (lighting, sound, and stage/set), planning and directing (large stage and touring productions), and a healthy dose of OCD in my approach to project management.
Ed Hamner
Ed HamnerConstant Contact & Digital Media Specialist
Ed Hamner is the top dog at the Howling Studios companies, Howling Print & Promo and Howling Event Solutions. When not off leading the pack in everything print, he can usually be found with his fiance AJ, or their puppy Fenrir. In addition to being a member of ILEA, Ed is also a member of Promotional Products Association International.
Matt Evers
Matt EversDigital Media Specialist
Professional Photographer, Cleveland, portrait, Corporate Event, Real Estate and Seniors FB

Communication Committee

The Communication team is responsible for all communication to the ISES Cleveland Chapter including, but not limited to:

  • Event Invitation E-Mails
  • E-Mail Newsletters
  • Website Updates
  • Blog Posts
  • Social Media Posts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vine)
  • E-Mail Communications

The communications committee doesn’t require technical know how. Each member has a few specific tasks best suited to their skills. The communications committee meets once a month at 8:00AM at the Independence (Rockside Rd) Panera Bread for one hour.

For more information on the Communications Committee, please contact our VP of Communications –

Our Crazy Skills

E-mail and Event Campaigns
Website updates
Social Media Engagements
General communications

Committee News

802, 2017

2017 ILEA Wow Awards Entry Submissions

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Committee News, Communications, Membership, News, Programs and Education|0 Comments

CALL FOR ENTRIES Now accepting entry submissions for the 2017 ILEA Ohio WOW Awards Entry Deadline is Monday, March 13th at 11:59pm (Midnight). SUBMIT NOW 2017 [...]

2712, 2016

2016 Membership Drive Recap

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: Committee News, Communications, Event Recap, Membership, Programs and Education|0 Comments

Tuesday, December 13th, 6:30 to 9:30 The ILEA Cleveland Membership Drive kicked off at Metropolitan at the 9, in the Rotunda above Heinen’s on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30pm.   Well over 100 attendees [...]