Our organization is governed by a Board of Directors elected by existing board members. Our Board of Directors uses policy governance to envision the future and to ensure operations are aligned with our mission statement and meet the evolving needs of the event industry.

2020 Executive Committee

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Chairwoman

Kate Patay, CPCE

Patay Consulting

Reno, NV

Office: 775.343.6551

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1st Vice Chair

Patrick McMichael, CSEP

Denon & Doyle Entertainment

Pacheco, CA

Office: 800.944.9585

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 Treasurer

Larry Green

International Event Products

Stoughton, MA

Office: 781.341.0929

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Secretary

Rick Turner

Extraordinary Events

Cleveland, OH

Cell: 216.577.4158

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 Immediate Past Chairman

Aaron Kaufman, CSEP

Fifth Element Group

Toronto, Ontaio

Office: 416.241.4440 x1

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 Executive Advisor

Joann Roth-Oseary

Someone's in the Kitchen

Tarzana, CA

Office: 818.343.5151

2020 Board of Directors

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Chairman, Outreach Committee Chairman

Neil Adams

Bright Event Rentals

South San Francisco, CA

Cell: 415.819.1563

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Nick Borelli, Marketing Committee

Borelli Strategies

Cleveland, Ohio

Cell: 814.746.1522

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Judy Brillhart, CSEP, Outreach Committee

Sheraton Commander Hotel

Boston, MA

Office: 617.234.1362

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Evan Carbotti

PSI Events

Newport, RI

Office: 401.849.3115

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Mark Catuogno, Social Media Committee

MC Event Consulting

New Rochelle, NY

Mobile: 646.532.8989

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Thuy Diep, Social Media Committee

PRA Los Angeles

Culver City, CA

Office: 310.300.0100

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Bobby Dutton, Graphics & Assets Manager

GrooveBoston

Boston, MA

Office: 888.815.9694

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 Jerry Hellmann

AFR Event Furnishings

Nationwide

Office: 856.406.1200

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David Lombardo, Chairman, Events Committee

Lombardo’s

Randolph, MA

Mobile: 508-930-2228

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Frank Puleo

Framboise Catering

Staten Island, NY

Office: 718.448.4252

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Meryl Snow, Outreach Committee

SnowStorm Solutions LLC

Philadelphia, PA

Office: 610.659.9197

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JC York, Event's Committee

Classic Entertainment / Wise Guys InterACTive

Orlando, FL

Office: 407.854.2184 x228

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 Founder / Chairman Emeritus

Joe Van Eron, CSEP

Cell: 954 383 5548

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Director Emeritus

Audrey Gordon

 

Headquarters Staff

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Executive Administrator

Corinne Z. Dudine

Office: 480 538 7912 (ARIZONA TIME)

Get Involved!

The SEARCH Foundation is an organization fueled by the time, energy and networks of our event, meetings and hospitality industry volunteers.

Interested in becoming a board member or other opportunities to contribute to SEARCH?

Email us at Corinne@SEARCHfoundation.org for information regarding upcoming board vacancies and committee opportunities.