Who are Liz and Lindsey?
The Event Alley Show is the brainchild of two passionate event planners who built their businesses in the midst of a depressed economy and found success. As Liz and Lindsey met countless event professionals, they realized there was a need for an outlet for industry professionals to discuss issues, challenges and new ideas.
Liz King started her first company in 2010 in the midst of the down economy. By sharing content on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog, she gained expertise in the event planning industry and has become a leader and influencer. Named one of the 40 Under 40 Up-and-Coming Event Planners in 2011 by Connect Magazine and awarded the #Eventprofs Most Thought Provoking Blog and People’s Choice Award created a platform for Liz to build her business and strong brand even further. Working with clients on events like Green Drinks NYC and S.H.E. Summit Week, Liz helps entrepreneurs integrate technology into their events to better engage their attendees. In addition, she also hosts her own events. As the founder of The Planner Collective and co-founder of PlannerTech, Liz is dedicated to educating her fellow event professionals as well on how technology can enhance events.
Lindsey Rosenthal channeled her knack for creating unique and memorable event experiences and her prowess for effective and profitable fundraising campaigns to establish Events For Good, a social enterprise based on the practice of fundraising event strategy. Lindsey integrates a strategic thought process into fundraising events and works with her clients to build a fundraising strategy that incorporates events into a long-term donor plan. She is one of the volunteer founders of several EventCamp conferences, continuing education focusing on experimentation, innovation, and driving the event industry forward. She holds a Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) from The George Washington University in event management and philanthropy, a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in hospitality, and is an adjunct professor teaching event management. Lindsey has been recognized as an authority on customer service and loyalty in the event industry, featured in several industry publications, and currently serves on the Washington, DC advisory board of BizBash Magazine.