Today’s episode of Meeting Pros features the Atlanta International Special Events Society (ISES). The board is in the studio to talk about what makes the chapter the go-to for the special events community and the people behind the board.
DJBGoode is the owner and resident Celebration Specialist at A Celebration with Music! and Peachy’s Portable Drive-In in Atlanta. Spinning tunes since his senior year of high school, DJBGoode worked as a mobile and club DJ while also working as the Promotion and Marketing Director for stations in New York and Georgia including WFAS AM/FM in White Plains, NY, WRNN-TV/Regional News Network in New York City, and WGAU/WNGC in Athens, GA. If you are a TV junkie, you will see him in the final episode of I’ll Fly Away and in an episode of In the Heat of the Night, and in a few segments from the early days of Regional News Network!
Julie Anne is a wedding photographer for bold, whimsical and romantic brides, who believes that every woman deserves a fairy tale and should never settle for less than Prince Charming! She is a fearless romantic who developed her passion for photography and weddings into a full time career. As a Florida native, her love of all things water and whimsy are reflected in her photography and her personality. Upon completion of her MBA from Rollins in Winter Park, Julie Anne moved to Atlanta to pursue her dream, and fell in love along the way. While not photographing weddings for the clients she truly adores, you can find her gallivanting across Europe or road-tripping the East coast with her husband Brent, and her beautiful pup, Bella.
Claudette Bouton is a National Account Executive with Goldner Associates, Inc. Working with a broad base of clients; Claudette creatively extends corporate branding through the effective use of promotional products and corporate apparel. With a degree in Marketing and over 20 years in the special events industry her expertise is equal as both the vendor and the buyer. Having this balanced skills portfolio allows Claudette to perfectly assist her event industry clients with branding needs for their own client’s programs. Originally from Florida, Claudette now calls Georgia home as she’s been based in the Metro Atlanta area for more than 20 years. Claudette has worked at The Fox Theatre, A Legendary Event, and was the Corporate Event Planner for AGL Resources, a natural gas utility company. An experienced speaker, she has presented at The Special Event, ISES EventWorld and Plan Your Meetings LIVE. She has been an active member of the International Special Events Society for over 15 years, having served both in local and international roles. Most recently Claudette served as the Event Chair for ISES Live 2013 in Nassau, The Bahamas. In August 2013, at ISES Live, Claudette was recognized by the ISES Board of Governors as “2013 Volunteer of the Year”.
With 15 years in the special events industry Kelly Treadway has seen her career curiously come full circle. Her experiences in sales and marketing led her into the areas of events entertainment, venue management, catering sales and equipment rentals. In early 2013, after a year of ghost writing, concept building and strengthening connections, Kelly took the leap and launched EventCurious – a micro agency specializing in online marketing and public relations for special events and hospitality companies. EventCurious balances a corporate image with grass-roots style efforts as they service clients by being their online listeners. Kelly is currently the President for the International Special Event Society (ISES) Greater Atlanta chapter. She has a natural passion for connecting event profs and the dots that build a stronger industry.