Professionally raised in the Chicago’s bustling event world, Jacob returned to Cleveland ready to make a splash in the industry. After years in social and corporate catering, his passion for design and décor lead him to his current role as Creative Director at Event Source.
Jacob now serves as the Vice President for Programs and Education for the Ilea Cleveland Chapter which allows him to share his love of event design to the cities industry professionals and beyond.
Kristy is the Sales and Special Events Manager at Great Lakes Science Center. She has more than 12 years of experience in catering and event planning in the Cleveland area. Making each event unique to her clients is what she loves best about planning events. Kristy, an Old Brooklyn neighborhood resident, enjoys exploring the fine city of Cleveland, its culinary scene and finds happiness in her weekly Spin class!
Alascia Jones is the Event Consultant at Rock The House Entertainment Group (RTH). Alascia’s love for the special event industry began in 2007 with her collegiate career at Kent State University and she has since then pursued her passion fiercely. Alascia has a God-given knack for organization and planning and an undeniable love for laughter and ice cream.
Ann King is owner + founder of Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals. She is wife to Ryan, mother to Pete and Clara, boss and friend to her front of house and back of house crew and finally, lover of all things refurbished, up-cycled, custom made and locally made.
Melanie is the Catering Conference Services Manager at the Westin Cleveland Downtown. Melanie has over 7 years of experience in social event planning for hotels and country clubs through the northeast Ohio area. Residing on the east side, Melanie loves to try new restaurants in Cleveland, see theatre, and attend Cleveland sporting events.
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I was selected as a recipient of this first annual award/scholarship to participate on behalf of Akron/Summit County CVB in the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy from January 2015-June 2015. I completed [...]