Founder & Executive Director

Latoya Lewis, MTA

Latoya Lewis tapped into a passion for event planning and design at a very young age. Initially drawn to the intricacies of the event creation process, Lewis has come full circle from honing her expertise in live event production and management alongside some of the industry’s top influencers to now sharing her insights to inspire young people to discover and explore their own career pathway into the event industry in an academic setting…

The Board

David Adler

Board Chairman, EnventU

CEO & Founder, BizBash

Edna Ezzell

Edna Ezzell

Technology Consulting Executive


Edna Ezzell joins the EnventU governing board to focus on strategy and planning. As a Technology Consulting Executive at Accenture, Edna focuses on delivery of large technology transformation programs for Financial Services institutions…


William A. Homan

Founding Board Member

In Memoriam

William Homan (Bill) was a leader in the catering and event industry from 1979 until his passing in 2023. Bill started Design Cuisine Catering out of a small restaurant on Capitol Hill and transformed it into the area’s leading catering and rental company in the DC/MD/VA area…

Alexis B. La Broi

Board Vice-Chair

MidPoint Technology Group


Stuart Levy, MBA, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

George Washington University School of Business

Marissa Headshot

Marissa Sams

Founder & Chief Strategist

Marissa Sams Events


Nancy Shaffer

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Bravo! Events by Design

Trish Simitakos

Board Treasurer/Secretary

Trish Star Events