THE TEST OF
Testing the future in live events. Incorporating examples of how to register and what to expect when you’re expecting to present.
Thursday, May 14 | 2:00 PM EST
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VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, PRODUCTION SERVICES
Throughout Joe's 28+ year career, he has developed a broad range of experience in all aspects of audio visual production and sales. He has personally partnered with thousands of companies in the creative development of their programs from simple events to multi-media staged productions. In addition to these responsibilities, Joe was instrumental throughout the years in developing sales training & mentorship programs that have had a significant impact on many of our industry’s best sales people.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, PRODUCTION SERVICES
Marcus has been in the business since the age of 16 and has been a full time "production dude" since 1997. With well over 20 years, Marcus began his career at the Marriott Orlando World Center as an Audio Specialist, he later moved on to help a company start a production division in Atlanta. Eventually Marcus moved back home to work for Swank Audio Visuals for 14+ years in varius roles. Most notably, Marcus served as Regional Technical Director and Director of Event Services before being recruited by AVmedia as Senior Project Manager.
Marcus considers working with co-workers, freelancers and clients to be the major reason he enjoys his work - he sees them as friends and family, a team.
When he his able to secure a little down time, Marcus enjoys carpentry, camping with his family and is heavily involved with the Boy Scouts of America.
CATALYST FOR CREATIVE DIRECTION
Kayla has a decade of experience in graphic design and interactive multimedia. During her time in school she worked largely in print production followed by an early career serving companies including Fidelity Investments and Natixis Global Asset Management. When it comes to her work, Kayla enjoys the fact that each day is different and every project is unique.
Outside of the workplace, Kayla continues to express her creativity crafting and antiquing. Aside from that, she attends her fair share of concerts, museums and Boston sports events.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS – PHOENIX
With over 20 years of experience within the live event industry, Ryan has held the roles of Lighting Designer, Lead Video Engineer, Project Manager, Technical Director and Producer. The diverse experience gained led him to hold multiple leadership positions over the years and most importantly has led to his current position as Director of Operations in Phoenix, Arizona with our AVmedia family.
When he's not directing exceptional events for AVmedia or coaching others on the job, Ryan spends as much time as he can with his wife a daughter. When he's not soaking up time with his family, you might find him on the golf course soaking up the sun. Of course, drumming is also a passion of his. Ryan has been drumming since he was 10 years old!
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