We’re so excited for WeddingWire World DC!
Our first stop on the WeddingWire World Tour was held in Miami last week, but we’re already hungry for more! Our industry experts and guest speakers are busy prepping their presentations and breakout sessions to leave your wedding business with the best tips, tools, and resources to grow your business. With only one week until the event, meet the speakers of WeddingWire World DC below!
As a groom, Timothy Chi experienced first hand how difficult it was to execute on the wedding plans. As a technologist, he couldn’t find an online resource that would help him plan more efficiently. Together with his cofounders, Jeff, Lee, and Sonny, they threw 4 desks into his empty living room in Chevy Chase, Maryland and WeddingWire was born. They set out to utilize their collective experience in technology to build a technology company that would revolutionize the wedding and event industry.
Sonny leads WeddingWire’s B2C/B2B marketing strategy, customer acquisition, and community development. Today, WeddingWire is the leading marketplace connecting consumers with event merchants, with an audience of over 40 million visitors each month across its network. Additionally, Sonny is a widely acclaimed speaker, giving over 50 presentations across the globe each year on technology, marketing and strategy.
Founder, Wedding Industry Leaders Conference
With more than 20 years in wedding and event related sales and marketing, Alan Berg is uniquely qualified to help event and wedding professionals achieve their goals. Alan spent 11 years at The Knot, most of them as Vice President, overseeing the Sales, Education and Training of the local sales team and local wedding pros around the country.
Gay and lesbian wedding innovator, Kathryn Hamm is the President of GayWeddings.com, the leading online boutique and resource dedicated to serving same-sex couples since 1999. Since its founding, GayWeddings.com has supported thousands of same-sex couples and LGBT-friendly vendors; as an interactive planning resource, GayWeddings.com offers a community forum, free planning articles and “Wed Pages” for couples, and offers the most comprehensive wedding vendor directory available to same-sex couples.
Founder, The Wedding Marketing Network
Andy Ebon is an International Public Speaker, Writer and Consultant based in Las Vegas. He travels across North America and beyond, some 100 days, annually, presenting to Associations, Wedding Industry Conferences, Regional Gatherings, and Local Meetings. Among his notable business accomplishments, Andy was honored as San Francisco Small Business Owner of the Year.
Regional Manager – Customer Success, WeddingWire
Kyle Mihalcoe is the Regional Manager for WeddingWire’s Midwest Customer Success Team. In 2010, he brought his experience in event and conference planning from Semester at Sea to WeddingWire. He now works with premium members to provide them with instruction on how to successfully utilize WeddingWire’s suite of industry leading business tools.
Associate Director – Customer Success, WeddingWire
Brendan leads WeddingWire’s Customer Success Team. The Customer Success team works primarily with WeddingWire’s premium members to provide them with proper onboarding and instruction on how to successfully utilize WeddingWire’s suite of industry leading business tools. After founding the Customer Success Team in July 2011, the team has since grown to over 30 Customer Success reps serving over 20,000 premium members. Brendan also travels the country for WeddingWire Workshops to help local vendors learn more about WeddingWire.
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