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Meeting Pros: Kelly Jordan Nelson with L.E.D. (Luminocity Entertainment Division), Tracy Stuckrath with Thrive! Meetings & Events

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Kelly Jordan Nelson with L.E.D. (Luminocity Entertainment Division)

KELLY NELSON: Founder and Chief Creation Officer L.E.D. Kelly has long been intrigued in working with mediums that create emotional, behavioral, physical, and entertaining links that traverse our lives in work and play.

Kelly’s career began at one of the world’s largest marketing communications design and production agencies, Jack Morton Worldwide. That background served her well as she went on from there to build extensive professional credentials in event design, award-winning creative direction, writing,and production spanning all media.

Working with all types of industries, associations, non-profits and community organizations (e.g. Coca-Cola, Arby’s Inc., TechBridge, Cartoon Network, CNN, United Way,Girl Scouts of America) she developed her own singular, artistic voice.

By the early 1990s, in response to the changing climate in the industry and fueled by the motto, “Do youwant to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?” she creatively commanded her own course. Kelly used her non-traditional influences from the arts and keen sensitivity to the power ofpop culture to engage audiences worldwide. It’s no wonder she was continually labeled a “Maverick”…long before the term was considered mainstream.

For 19 years the first company she founded, The Maverick Group (TMG), an experience design and marketing agency, provided innovative experience and design solutions unmatched in the industry.

Today, Kelly continues to be a dynamic, passionate champion of alternative thinking and artistic envisioning, always pushing the boundaries of the normal to achieve more engaging results. Kelly’s unique perspective and ability to use creative thinking as a pathway towards strategically motivating behavior has made her a sought-after artistic creator and designer for a wide range mediums and platforms.

Her work has brought her a bevy of awards garnered for creative direction, as well as countless accolades for her unique concepts and use of talent. Now at the top of her game after more than 22 years of creative leadership, Kelly is now busy with her new entertainment design and production agency L.E.D. as well as Luminocity (her illuminated performance art light parade spectacle) – which provides her with a constructive outlet for her ground breaking artistic visioning.

About L.E.D:

L.E.D. (Luminocity Entertainment Division) is a dynamic, full-service, strategy based event and entertainment production company that designs and produces entertainment-driven projects for corporations, associations, not-for-profits, public programs, and private individuals. L.E.D. also offers subcontracting services to a wide variety of communications,advertising & public relations firms as well as meeting & event producers worldwide.

At L.E.D. all of our talent solutions are based on a strategic platform of purposeful design.We craft our solutions to reflect the positioning and messaging of our client’s unique brand attributes. We leverage engaging entertainment to speak a message to audiences,connect them emotionally with your brand and ultimately move them to a desired behavioral outcome.

Also check out: Luminocity Atlanta


Tracy Stuckrath with Thrive! Meetings & Events

Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC, founder and chief connecting officer of Thrive! Meetings & Events, is an eventplanner who is one of just 295 people in the world to hold a designation as a Certified Special Events Professional(CSEP). She’s also one of 15 million people in the U.S. with food allergies.

in the U.S. with food allergies. Combining her more than 20 years of event planning experience, her food allergies, and her education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (2009),Tracy helps clients successfully and safely feed guests with special dietary needs through menu design, kitchen assessments, hands-on training and workshops. When planning events, she believes delicious, healthy food and environmentally friendly meeting practices should be a part of every event and work in unison to deliver the biggest return on the client’s investment. With her niche market, Tracy has been able to create a name for herself and her company, and was named a “Meeting Pros to Watch in 2012″ by Convention South Magazine and speaks regularly at events nationwide on how to accommodate guests with special dietary needs.



Meeting Pros: Alisha Nesbitt with Enchanted Events, Patrick Williams with PWP Studio

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Alisha Nesbitt with Enchanted Events

Alisha Nesbitt, owner of Enchanted Events of Atlanta began planning weddings, dinner parties, and birthday celebrations for her friends and family in 2005. After continuing to receive an overwhelming amount of request for her services, Alisha decided to officially launch Enchanted Events of Atlanta. In addition to being an expert in the field event coordination & interior design, she is a licensed Occupational Therapist.

Alisha maintains a Bachelor of  Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Temple University. She is also the co- owner of Enchanted Blu Events. Enchanted Blu Events is a full service event planning, fundraiser organizing, and corporate meeting/team building planning company all in one.

Enchanted Blu Events is dedicated to assisting non- profit organizations and or charities in their fundraising efforts.  Through these events, Enchanted Blu has been able to donate over $6000 to the community in 2012 alone.

The events include the Atlanta Chef’s Expo (Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Atlanta) and the Atlanta Street Food Festival (Atlanta Community Food Bank).Her events have been featured on; CBS Better Mornings, in Jezebel Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, Daily Candy, Deep South Magazine, Uptown Magazine, Upscale Magazine,, The Atlanta Journal Constitution,Thrillist, Creative Loafing, Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine, Crave Atlanta and

Patrick Williams with PWP Studio

Patrick Williams, owns PWP Studio – a corporate event photography company based in Atlanta that specializes in providing creative content to the top end of the events industry! Whether his clients are creating an amazing event that needs a story, booking an event space that needs a portfolio, promoting a brand that needs fans, or selling an event service – PWP has become the go-to source for the images needed for their success!


Meeting Pros: Event Specialist Jessica Park with JPark Events, Toni Moceri with Moceri Management , Tim Berkesch with Vector Displays

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Toni Moceri with Moceri Management

Toni Moceri started Moceri Management with $1,000.00 and grew it to a $3.8 Million dollar a year company over 12 years. Working with her team of 11 employees they produced National Medical Sales Meetings and Events all over the US. Including working with the American College of Cardiology in Washington DC over 3 years in a consulting capacity.

She is experienced in securing over 25 million dollars of medical grant funding over 12 years, that helped support these Continuing Educational Meetings,  budgeting, negotiation, strategic planning, agenda content and development, room block management, food and beverage, event production and social media,  seamless execution.

Toni is currently the Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association annual event “Dancing Stars of Atlanta” being held on June 15, 2013. She is a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and continues to be involved on various charitable committees.

  • She was named Top 15 to watch in 2005
  • Her company was named one of the best places to work in 2006
  • She was named one of the top 30 under 30 prior to moving to Atlanta in 1994.
  • Has appeared in over 25 national publications to date.

Tim Berkesch with Vector Displays

Tim Berkesch Director of Sales at Vector Displays. Has a Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State Univ in Detroit, and a Master’s from Univ of Illinois. Tim develops sales and insures the quality delivery of trade show related products and services.