In the Beginning there was ISES. Then there was ISES Missouri…
In January 1996 a group came together and focused on the information of an organization that would benefit various disciplines of the event industry. The purpose of this new organization would be to bring education, networking and ethics to the local industry.
The founding team of ISES Missouri Chapter
Bob Bargen, Bob Bargen Productions
Jackie Biondo, The Saint Louis Club
Patsy Hall, Dick Hall Productions
Nardi Hobler, Party Arts
Judi Keith, BJC Health System
Mason Schott McMullin, Party Planner Inc.
Carole Miller, IMM St. Louis
Bonnie Andrews Nentwig, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Paul Nix, Nix & Associates
Pat Schaumann, IMM St. Louis
Virginia Trent, Virginia R. Trent Special Events
The group spent many hours discussing and writing a business plan. The plan would be the heart and soul of the organization and the resultant documents would determine acceptance in the parent ISES organization.
The plan included the election of the management team, the projected financials, benefits of membership, a marketing plan, the public image and reputation, the formation of a Board of Directors, target markets for membership and strategies.
Now there is ISES St. Louis…
As a result of the dedicated and talented effort of this group, the ISES St. Louis Chapter is over 125 members with a strong board of directors that puts us in the position to serve the industry more meaningfully than ever before and further our educational efforts.
Pat Schaumann 1997-1998
Judy Keith 1998-1999
Mason Schott McMullin 1999-2000
Paul Nix 2000-2001
Craig Leitner 2001-2002
Barbara Washington 2002-2003
Laura Guyton 2003-2004
Leslie Ramsey 2004-2005
Elaine Wagner, CMP, CSEP 2005-2006
LaTonja Thomas 2006-2007
Vicki Morris 2007-2008
Josie Littlepage, CSEP 2008-2009
LaTonja Thomas 2009-2010
Debbie Bueckman, DMCP 2010-2011
Debbie Bueckman, DMCP 2011-2012