2023 Executive Committee

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. 

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Chairwoman

Kate Patay
CPCE

Terramar, a DMC Network Company

Reno, NV
ph: 775.343.6551

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1st Vice Chairman

David Lombardo

Lombardo’s

Randolph, MA
ph: 508.930.2228

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Treasurer

Frank Puleo

Framboise Catering

Staten Island, NY
ph: 718.448.4252

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Secretary

Michele Polci
CPCE, CMP

Caesars Entertainment 

Las Vegas, NV
ph: 702.400.9632

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Crisis Relief Chairman

Patrick McMichael
CSEP

Denon & Doyle Entertainment

Pacheco, CA
ph: 800.944.9585

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Immediate Past Chairman & Outreach Committee Chairman

Rick Turner

Forward Hospitality Group

Cleveland, OH
ph: 216.577.4158

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 Executive Advisor & SEARCH 100 Committee Chairwoman

Joann Roth-Oseary

Someone's in the Kitchen

Tarzana, CA
ph: 818.343.5151

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Director of Engagement

Thuy Diep [2E Deep]
CGSP, DMCP, CSEP

Los Angeles, CA
ph: 413.230.8099

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Co-Director of Outreach

India Rhodes
CSEP

Wilkinson Rhodes

San Antonio, TX
ph: 210.387.5687

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Co-Director of Marketing

Bobby Dutton

GBM6

Boston, MA
ph: 888.815.9694

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Co-Director of Marketing

Thomas Whelan, Jr.

Levy Convention Centers

Quincy, MA
ph: 857.234.2738

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Director of Events

Stephanie Jayko
CSEP

Knock Out Productions

Dallas, TX
ph: 214.856.6909

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Crisis Relief Committee

JC York

Classic Entertainment / Wise Guys InterACTive

Orlando, FL
ph: 407.854.2184 x228

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Co-Director of Outreach

Jolie Oree-Bailey

Low Country Quisine

Farmer's Branch, TX
ph: 972.386.4555

Headquarters Staff

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Executive Administrator

Corinne Z. Dudine

ph: 480.538.7912 (ARIZONA TIME)
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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 admin@SEARCHfoundation.org for information regarding upcoming board vacancies and committee opportunities.