First Class: Meet the Inaugural 15 Over 50

By Connect Staff, April 29, 2019

Connect Corporate is proud to present our inaugural class of 15 Over 50. These individuals are leaders, mentors and stars who moved the events industry forward for decades. We are proud to salute their first-class efforts. 

David AdlerDavid Adler

CEO & Founder
BizBash Media
New York City


Rachel BandarenkoRachel Bandarenko

Director of Business Development
New York City


Betsy BondurantBetsy Bondurant

Bondurant Consulting
Coronado, California


Michael ButlerMichael Butler, CITP, CIS

Director of Business Development
Brightspot Incentives & Events
Fort Worth, Texas


John_CruzJohn Cruz, CMM

Senior Corporate Meeting Planner
BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina


Janet ElkinsJanet Elkins

EventWorks, Inc.
Los Angeles


Tahira EndeanTahira Endean, CMP, CED

Head of Events
SITE Global
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Scott FrankelScott Frankel

Animatic Media, LLC
Hicksville, New York


Suzanne HackmanSuzanne Hackman, CDME

Vice President of Business Development
Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater
St. Petersburg, Florida


Michele_HayesMichele D. Hayes, CIS, CITP

Owner & President
Strategic Meetings & Incentives, LLC
Scottsdale, Arizona


Mindy LallierMindy Lallier

Vice President of Business Development
Visit Overland Park
Overland Park, Kansas


Andrea_MichaelsAndrea Michaels

Extraordinary Events
Sherman Oaks, California



Carol Motley

Director of Convention Sales
Destination DC
Washington, D.C.


Renee Radabaugh

Renee Radabaugh, CMP

President & CEO
Paragon Events
Delray Beach, Florida


Tracy VanderMeer

Tracy VanderMeer, CMP

Grand Connection
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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