Annie Revel, CSEP manages production of large-scale events, working with donors, suppliers, committees, staff and volunteers to consistently exceed fundraising goals for Girl Scouts San Diego,. In 1994, Annie launched Revel Productions, offering event consulting, training and management. Some of her clients have included Fleet Week, San Diego Airport, Sweetwater School District, Sharp Hospital, Port District and Qualcomm. She was the founding President of the San Diego Chapter of ISES, the first CSEP in San Diego and is a featured speaker at industry conferences. Annie was awarded Educator of the Year in 2001, and by “taking fun seriously” Annie remains on the forefront of the latest trends and continues to set standards of excellence in the event management and fundraising industries.
Beatrice W. Kemp, J.D. has practiced law for thirty-five years representing major business and corporate entities in transactional and litigation matters. She brings business experience in the event management arena, having served as the general counsel of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation for 17 years. She is a former adjunct professor of contract law and lecturer on public entity compliance with the Brown Act and other public meeting laws and ethics.
Nicole R. Matthews, CSEP, is Chief Experience Officer and Boss of Experience Recess. Experience Recess, a woman-owned business is a division of The Henley Company, LLC. With the belief that life should be experienced in a big way, Nicole set out to create a company focused on helping clients to live the life they want and to produce the experiences they want to remember! With over 12 years of event management experience, she has produced a long list of distinguished events for notable organizations both nationally and in the United Kingdom. Nicole founded The Henley Company in 2007 after a long career as a corporate event planner. Active in her industry, Nicole is the Past-President for the San Diego Chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES).
Anthony Bollota, B.F.A., is the President of Bollotta Entertainment, a San Diego based entertainment production and booking company specializing in corporate entertainment. Nationally recognized in the events community as an innovator in the field of entertainment, Anthony’s production credits include Press Events for Microsoft; General Sessions for Qualcomm and PETCO; and Recognition Events for the San Diego BBB, and CBS Interactive. He has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Jay Leno, Heart, Frankie Valli, Natalie Cole and a host of other celebrities. Award Winning, having earned Event Solution Creative Director of the Year Award, and a Gold Key Award are some of his recognitions. He is also a three-time Instructor of the Year at USD.