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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.

Learn more about the individuals that are the Chicago Event Management team by clicking on their name below.

Michael Nishi

Executive Vice President, Business Development & Operations

Carey Pinkowski

CEO & President, Chicago Event Management

Sean Barus

Director, Operations Management

Paul Brackey

Sr. Director, Sales & Expo

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George Chiampas

Medical Director

Eileen Hurley

Vice President, Sponsorship & Business Development

Summer Howard

Sr. Director, Client Strategy & Integration

Ben Joslin

Director, Information Technology

Jenna Olson

Sr. Director, Finance & Administration

Janet Raugust

Creative Director, Marketing, Communications & Design

David Waskowski

Director, Participant Services

Nicole Abbate

Coordinator, Sponsorship

Alexis Arvis

Manager, Customer Experience

Cat Cannon

Sr. Manager, Internal Programs

Jaclyn Braun

Manager, Hospitality & Travel Services

Emma Cook

Graphic Designer

Lauren Eskridge

Coordinator, Internal Programs

Christian Hoffer

Sr. Manager, Sponsorship Fulfillment

Barb Kummerer

Specialist, Event Participant Services

Nicole Lockwood

Coordinator, Volunteer & Internal Programs

Brooke Lord

Executive Assistant to CEO & Executive VP

Ale Pocius

Manager, Accounting

Matt Purtell

Coordinator, Communications

Kirk Razon

Coordinator, Operations & Logistics

Brad Rogstad

Manager, Event Productions & Logistics

Alex Sawyer

Sr. Manager, Website & Communications

Charles Wiegand

Specialist, Signage Production

Tracey Wilson

Manager, Elite Athlete & Participant Programs