President & CEO
USA Hosts, Ltd.
USA Hosts to Design and Produce 2010 Special Event Gala Celebration
New Orleans – USA Hosts has the prestigious honor of designing and producing the 2010 Special Event Gala Celebration. This event is the pinnacle of excellence in the event industry where over 600 guests will attend an event experience encapsulated with never before seen designs, innovative entertainment and progressive event elements. Often the event that sets the trends for the year, USA Hosts is proud to accept the challenge of such an important event.
Considered the Academy Awards of the event industry, The Special Event award ceremony precedes The Special Event Gala. USA Hosts has a team of people to represent the company and produce the event. Kellie Mathas, CMP, CSEP, Director of Special Events will serve as The Special Event Ambassador while Susan Allen, Sales Manager, and Desire De Montijo, Program Manager, will serve as chairs for the Gala event. “The team from USA Hosts was selected to chair the Gala Celebration because of their stellar reputation,” said Kim Romano, Event Manager of The Special Event. “We needed to partner with an organization that has a wonderful reputation in the community as well as the talent and experience to execute an event of this stature.”
The Special Event, the largest tradeshow directed towards the even community, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in New Orleans. The event was held in San Diego last year and had over 8,700 attendees, which represented over 48 countries.
USA Hosts is North America's largest and most experienced Destination Management Company, with corporate headquarters offices in Las Vegas and New Orleans. USA Hosts offices can be found in Washington DC-Baltimore, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Las Vegas, Miami – South Florida, Orlando – North Florida, San Francisco, Scottsdale-Phoenix-Tucson and Hawaii. USA Hosts partner offices represent the following destinations - Atlantic City, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Idaho, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Montana, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Toronto, Williamsburg and Wyoming.
USA Hosts was founded in 1958 and is the nation’s first Destination Management Company, providing a full-service approach for special events, transportation management, lodging, venue selection, tours, activities, dining programs and much more, for customers planning group programs in the Meetings, Conventions and Incentive Industry for corporations, associations, not-for-profits, meeting management and incentive travel companies.
For additional information about USA Hosts Ltd., contact Ashley Yeldell, Executive Assistant at 800.368.4678 or AshleyY@usahosts.com.