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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.

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Michael Nishi

Executive Vice President, Business Development & Operations

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Carey Pinkowski

CEO & President, Chicago Event Management

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Sean Barus

Director, Operations Management

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Paul Brackey

Sr. Director, Sales & Expo

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George Chiampas

Medical Director

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Eileen Hurley

Vice President, Sponsorship & Business Development

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Summer Howard

Sr. Director, Client Strategy & Integration

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Ben Joslin

Director, Information Technology

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Jenna Olson

Sr. Director, Finance & Administration

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Janet Raugust

Creative Director, Marketing, Communications & Design

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David Waskowski

Director, Participant Services

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Nicole Abbate

Coordinator, Sponsorship

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Alexis Arvis

Manager, Customer Experience

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Cat Cannon

Sr. Manager, Internal Programs

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Jaclyn Braun

Manager, Hospitality & Travel Services

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Emma Cook

Graphic Design & Print Production Assistant

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Alysha Daytner

Manager, Event Partner Relations

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Lauren Eskridge

Coordinator, Internal Programs

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Christian Hoffer

Sr. Manager, Sponsorship Fulfillment

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Barb Kummerer

Specialist, Event Participant Services

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Nicole Lockwood

Coordinator, Volunteer & Internal Programs

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Brooke Lord

Executive Assistant to CEO & Executive VP

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Ale Pocius

Manager, Accounting

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Matt Purtell

Coordinator, Communications

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Kirk Razon

Coordinator, Operations & Logistics

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Brad Rogstad

Manager, Event Productions & Logistics

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Alex Sawyer

Sr. Manager, Website & Communications

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Charles Wiegand

Specialist, Signage Production

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Tracey Wilson

Manager, Elite Athlete & Participant Programs