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Upcoming Events

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International Live Events Association (ILEA) Live 2017 – Kim Gallagher
August 10, 2017

Recent Events
Bob Russo, The Special Event
Dennis Grabowski, FICP
Meghan R. Welborn, MarketingProfs B2B Forum
Claire Kinzler, MPI
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Bob Russo Director, Creative Services

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Bob Russo has over 30 years’ experience in event and theatre production. His work as an award-winning event designer, stage combat choreographer, and Emmy nominated costume designer, affords him the unique ability to interpret a client’s vision. His work in the museum and corporate world has been seen all across the Continental US and as far away as South Korea, Tokyo, Alaska, and Hawaii. Additionally, you can catch Bob at numerous industry organizations such as Meeting Professionals International (MPI), International Special Events Society (ISES), The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), and as a featured guest speaker at The Special Event, the industry’s premier tradeshow and conference for event professionals. As Director of Creative Services at VDA Productions, Bob works with start-ups and fortune 500 and 100 companies while mentoring the younger design generation and still finding some time to ride his motorcycle. Bob Russo is an expert in the design and logistical planning/ reality of corporate events, themed events, retail and museum environments, and corporate facilities. Bob’s subject matter expertise includes fabrication and materials selection, site selection, industry trends, lighting and technological integration.

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Claire Kinzler Director of Sales

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Claire is the Director of Sales for VDA Productions. Recognized for her innovative strategies that drive sales, build client brands, and increase business enterprise value, Claire brings 13 years of experience in event sales and client relations management to her position at VDA. Her specialties include: Event Industry Trends and Social Media Program Integration, CRM, Brand Positioning, Strategic Consulting, Business Development, New Media Communications. As an active member of MPI New England, and the Association of Briefing Program Managers (ABPM), Claire has addressed the industry at local and national events regarding the state of the experiential events industry.

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Jason Rossman Senior Project Manager

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Jason Rossman has over 15 years of professional experience in live events spanning both theater and the corporate world. He’s a graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Theatre Production/Management. He is currently a Senior Project Manager VDA Productions where he coordinates logistics, oversees crews in the installation of stage sets for corporate meetings, theme party decor, permanent retail and museum exhibits, trade show booths, and occasionally serves in an executive producer role for multi-day corporate gatherings. Jason has worked with such clients as EMC Corp., MathWorks, Arrow Electronics, Axeda, MIT Sloan School of Business, Prudential, Outside the Box Festival, UConn, Babson College, Converse, and The Bostonian Society.

Specialties: Effective Communication, Event Management, Creative Problem Solving, Organized & detail-oriented, Sub-vendor contracting, Labor Management, Client Relationships, Budgeting, Theatrical Lighting & Carpentry.

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Meghan R. Welborn Senior Director, Marketing

Contact Meghan R. Welborn

Meghan oversee the agency’s strategic marketing direction and initiatives. She brings over 15 years of experience in interactive brand strategy, advertising, social media marketing, search marketing, public relations and interactive experiential marketing.

Highly accomplished, detail oriented, results driven, creative marketing leader with a successful track record in B2B and B2C industries with proven experience building, engaging, and managing teams and budgets.

“My work operates at the juncture of collectible data, business goals, human behavior, design, strategic communications, digital innovation. This mix feeds my passion for creating brands that offer superior customer and employee experiences. When it all comes together…It is a beautiful thing! #Unicorn”

Specialties: Branding & Positioning, Growth Hacking, Digital Strategy, Content Marketing, Promotions/Events, Marketing Automation, Strategic Consulting, New Media Communications, Search Marketing, SEO/SEM, and Public Relations.

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David G. Breen Principal Designer and Founder

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Principal Designer and Founder of VDA Productions, David has worked to establish the unrivaled reputation for excellence that marks VDA. Having spent more than 30 years in the corporate event-marketing arena, he is instrumental in helping clients achieve their core messaging objectives through a creative, visual presentation medium. An accomplished designer and consultant in Boston, David is a graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Technical Theater and Design. He is former President of the Emerson College Alumni Association and currently sits on the Emerson College Board of Overseers. In his spare time, he also supports the community of Watertown as past President of the Basketball Association and numerous other organizations in town.

David  has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia for numerous corporate special events, conferences, and museum/themed retail installations.