2020 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

Patay Consulting

Reno, NV
ph: 775.343.6551

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1st Vice Chair,
Crisis Relief Chair

Patrick McMichael, CSEP

Denon & Doyle Entertainment

Pacheco, CA
ph: 800.944.9585

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Treasurer

Larry Green

International Event Products

Stoughton, MA
ph: 781.341.0929

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Secretary/Immediate
Past Chairman

Rick Turner

Forward Hospitality Group

Cleveland, OH
ph: 216.577.4158

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 Executive Advisor

Joann Roth-Oseary

Someone's in the Kitchen

Tarzana, CA
ph: 818.343.5151

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Chairman, Outreach Committee

Neil Adams

Bright Event Rentals

South San Francisco, CA
ph: 415.819.1563

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Marketing Committee

Nick Borelli

Borelli Strategies

Cleveland, Ohio
ph: 814.746.1522

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Outreach Committee

Judy Brillhart, CSEP

Sheraton Commander Hotel

Boston, MA
ph: 617.234.1362

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Events Committee

Evan Carbotti

Carbotti Experiences

Newport, RI
ph: 401.849.3115

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Social Media Committee

Mark Catuogno

MC Event Consulting

New Rochelle, NY
ph: 914-632-2042

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Social Media Committee

Thuy Diep

(2E Deep), CGSP, DMCP, CSEP

Los Angeles, CA
ph: 413.230.8099

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Graphics & Assets Manager

Bobby Dutton

GrooveBoston

Boston, MA
ph: 888.815.9694

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Outreach Committee

Jerry Hellmann

AFR Event Furnishings

Nationwide
ph: 856.406.1200

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Chairman, Events Committee

David Lombardo

Lombardo’s

Randolph, MA
ph: 508.930.2228

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Events Committee

Michele Polci

Caesars Entertainment 

Las Vegas, NV
ph: 702.777.7871

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Outreach Committee

Frank Puleo

Framboise Catering

Staten Island, NY
ph: 718.448.4252

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Outreach Committee

Meryl Snow

SnowStorm Solutions LLC

Philadelphia, PA
ph: 610.659.9197

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Events & Crisis Relief Committee

JC York

Classic Entertainment / Wise Guys InterACTive

Orlando, FL
ph: 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

ph: 480 538 7912 (ARIZONA TIME)
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Board Nominations

You may either nominate yourself or someone else by completing the following Nominations Application form.

DEADLINE for submission is Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

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.