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  • Reggie Aggarwal Read Posts →
    Reggie Aggarwal is the CEO and Founder of Cvent (NYSE:CVT), a publicly-traded cloud -based software company focused on event management. Aggarwal led Cvent from a two-person startup to a 1,900-person company. Cvent has helped more than 15,800 organizations manage hundreds of thousands of events.
  • Rachel Andrews Read Posts →
    Rachel Andrews is seasoned meetings professional who is currently the Senior Manager, Meetings & Events at Cvent. Rachel manages Cvent's Seminar & Event Planning Team & corporate event strategy. She also leads the planning efforts for several marquee Cvent events, including the Group Business Forum, Corporate Meetings Summit and Association Meetings Summit. Prior to Cvent, Rachel held planning positions with Morgan Stanley. 
  • Lisa Apolinski Read Posts →
    Lisa Apolinski is a professional speaker, author and digital strategist, having founded her own consulting company, 3 Dog Write. She is considered a trade show thought leader, and has worked in the industry for over 15 years. She writes about how to affect the trade show experience, and helps event managers get their message to attendees to encourage engagement. She is a regular blogger with Cvent, TSNN and the Examiner and lives in Southern...
  • Anderson Conte Read Posts →
    Anderson Conte is the Senior Content Marketing Associate at Cvent, where she is responsible for content creation and strategy. Prior to Cvent, Anderson worked for a private investment company in Leesburg, VA. Her three years of experience includes content and email marketing, graphic design, and marketing automation. She also has a two personal blogs which have contributed to her love of writing and content marketing. 
  • Allyson Evancheck Read Posts →
    Allyson is the Senior Meeting & Event Planner at Cvent. When she's not busy planning company events, conferences and meetings, she contributes best-practices and planning tips on the Cvent blog. Allyson is a graduate of George Mason University. 
  • Jenise Fryatt Read Posts →
    A long time content marketer and blogger for her company, Icon Presentations Audio Visual, Jenise Fryatt is also content marketing strategist for Smarter Shift, a digital marketing and content management company. She is a member of the research team that produced two studies for Meeting Planners International: The Strategic Value of Virtual Events and Hybrid Events: Research and Tools. She also co-organized Event Camp Europe, a hybrid...
  • Julie Haddix Read Posts →
    Julie serves as Cvent’s Manager, Enterprise Marketing. She’s worked on the Cvent team since 2007 and helped create and grow the Enterprise sales and marketing teams. In that time, she has developed a passion for strategic meetings management, especially the benefits and best practices of technology to implement and manage a program. She’s also become a sometimes meeting planner, working closely on all aspects of the Corporate Meetings...
  • Kate Hooper Read Posts →
    Kate Hooper is a New York-based event producer and writer. Since establishing her own company over a decade ago, Kate has produced just about every kind of event imaginable, from executive meetings and conferences to live music performances, mobile tours, fashion shows, celebrity gifting suites and retail events for companies such as American Media, Bloomingdale’s, Conde Nast, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, Hearst, Macy’s, Perry Ellis,...
  • John Hunter Read Posts →
    John is the Team Lead, Content Marketing at Cvent. He has extensive copywriting experience across a diverse set of industries, including: broadcast television, retail advertising, associations, higher education and corporate public relations. John has written for copy for broadcast and cable television, radio, direct mail, websites, email campaigns, blogs, retail advertisements, sales collateral, magazine articles, case studies, white papers...
  • Donna Kastner Read Posts →
    Donna helps event professionals improve revenue performance through her consultancy, Enlighten 123. Locking in on critical needs for top targeted segments, she works with clients to fine-tune their content marketing strategies, grow loyalty, and ultimately, create raving fans who appreciate how events accelerate their journey to better. Donna’s specialty on the Cvent blog is Meetings Innovation and she’s a frequent speaker at industry...
  • Liz King Read Posts →
    Liz is an event planning superhero by day, and closeted tech geek and introvert by night. Distraught by the thought of everyday civilians being conquered by spreadsheets, she resolved to re-channel her organizational and tech savvy superpowers and launched Liz King Events while still running events full time for Columbia University. Liz voraciously shared content on event best practices via social media and quickly became a...
  • Jessica Levin Read Posts →
    Jessica L. Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE is the President and Chief Connector of Seven Degrees Communications. With a background in marketing and event planning, Jessica has a passion for connecting people and creating experiences based on strategic goals. She has a reputation as the “Go To” person regarding marketing, event design and anything involving trends in technology. Jessica uses social networking tools to build and strengthen both personal...
  • Bruce Serlen Read Posts →
    Bruce Serlen is a veteran travel writer, based in New Jersey, who has written extensively on meetings management and hotel operations. Most recently, he was executive editor at Hotel Business.
  • Patti Shock Read Posts →
    Patti Shock is the Academic Consultant for The International School of Hospitality, a certificate granting school based in Las Vegas. She is a Professor Emeritus in the Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, having taught full-time at UNLV for over 25 years, chairing the Tourism and Convention Department for 18 years. Prior to that, she chaired the Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Department at...
  • Ashley Stewart Read Posts →
    Ashley Stewart is the Manager, Meetings & Events at Cvent. Ashley is an experienced planner who plans and organizes a variety of events for Cvent, including the Corporate Meetings Summit, Association Meetings Summit, Group Business Forum and many other internal and external meetings for the company. Ashley's background includes work as the Pageant Coordinator & Event Manager for Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. 
  • Emily Vera Read Posts →
    Emily is a passionate storyteller who loves social networking, emerging media and second-screen multi-tasking. She is an enthusiast of engaging social media and firm believer in the power of ROE (Return on Engagement). At Cvent, Emily lives and breathes the mantra that social media enhances and extends the event experience. From Instagram to Snapchat and from Facebook to Twitter, Emily is the sole resource managing and...
  • Jennifer Steinke Read Posts →
    Jennifer Steinke, CCTE, GTP, CTC, is Sr. Manager Corporate Travel, ACT, INC.  With over 29 years’ experience in managing corporate travel and helping companies build world-class travel programs, Jennifer shares her insights, expertise, and the humor of business travel. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Cvent or any other organization or individual.
  • Heidi Thorne Read Posts →
    Heidi Thorne, Thorne Communications LLC, is a promotional marketing expert, speaker and author. She has been in sales, marketing, advertising and public relations for over 25 years, including a decade in the trade show and hospitality industries. Learn more about Heidi at
  • Anne Thornley-Brown Read Posts →
    Anne Thornley-Brown, M.B.A.,  @executiveoasis has  been blogging for Cvent Blog 5 times a week since May, 2011. Anne is the President of Executive Oasis International, a Toronto team building and management consulting firm specializing in team building retreats, executive retreats, team building and corporate event planning. She has designed and delivered programmes for executives, managers and professionals from 16 countries. Executive...