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Get to Know the Team

Chicago Event Management is a dedicated team ranging from industry veterans to subject-matter experts. Working in collaboration, our team strives to create a culture and environment that combines institutional knowledge with cutting edge forward-thinking.

Carey Pinkowski

CEO & President

Michael Nishi

Executive Vice President, Business Development & Operations

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George Chiampas

Medical Director

Paul Brackey

Sr. Director, Sales & Expo

Sean Barus

Director, Operations Management

Christian Hoffer

Director, Partnership Integration & Strategy

Summer Howard

Sr. Director, Client Strategy & Integration

Eileen Hurley

Vice President, Partnerships & Business Development

Ben Joslin

Director, Information Technology

Jenna Olson

Sr. Director, Finance & Administration

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Dianna Parkman

Director, Human Resources

Janet Raugust

Creative Director, Marketing & Design

Alex Sawyer

Director, Communications

David Waskowski

Director, Participant Services

Nicole Abbate

Manager, Partnership Programs

Alexis Arvis

Sr. Manager, Experience

Cat Cannon

Sr. Manager, Internal Programs

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Lucas Lusk

Coordinator, Event Staff & Accreditation

Jaclyn Braun

Sr. Manager, Hospitality & Travel Services

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Mia Narcisi

Coordinator, Partnership

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Holly Petrovich

Manager, Social Media

Emma Cook

Sr. Graphic Designer

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Erik Graves

Manager, Event Partner Relations

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Astrid Grimes

Coordinator, Experience

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Will Kildow

Warehouse Coordinator

Nicole Lockwood

Manager, Volunteer Program

Brooke Lord

Executive Assistant to CEO & Executive VP

Ale Pocius

Manager, Accounting

Matt Purtell

Coordinator, Communications

Kirk Razon

Manager, Operations & Logistics

Brad Rogstad

Sr. Manager, Event Productions & Logistics

Tracey Wilson

Manager, Elite Athlete & Participant Programs