About ILEA Nashville

ILEA, formerly the International Special Events Society, was founded in 1987 to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct. ILEA works to join event and meeting professionals to focus on the "event as a whole" rather than its individual parts. ILEA has grown to involve over 5,500 members active in over 51 chapters throughout the world. The solid peer network ILEA provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues.

The ILEA Nashville chapter formed in 2012. 

ILEA Nashville Presidents

2012 - 2014 Jacqueline Marko, CMP, DMCP
2014 - 2015 Amos Gott
2015 - 2016 Jim Hagy
2016 - 2017 Bo Jennings
2017 - 2019 Matthew Redd
2019 - 2020 Lindsey Furr
2020 - 2021 Marie Popko, CSEP
2021 - 2022 Gretchen Smith, CMP, DMCP