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Chris is an Executive Business Advisor helping companies transform their operations using applied analytics to drive revenue and profits while helping organizations scale using its most precious asset: people. He is a business owner and former corporate executive with a mission of getting the right people into the right seat in every organization. Supporting business leaders in accelerating their growth and performance is his passion.

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Jill Livingston is widely regarded in the luxury wedding market for her distinctive inventory collection and unique approach to her design projects. As the Founder + Creative Director at Eclectic Hive, an event design + production management house based in Denver Colorado, she has a passion for creating moments that spark curiosity and engage the senses.

Drawing inspiration from fashion, travel, interior design, and architecture, she travels internationally to source story-telling inventory for her collection. With a diverse background spanning event production, theatre, hotel management, restaurant + bar management, corporate planning, and incentive travel, she has a well-rounded perspective of the event landscape. Her holistic approach to projects encompasses meticulous attention to the guest experience, personalized design, thoughtful space planning for optimal flow and function, CAD management, food and beverage styling, and custom detailing + fabrication.

Behind the scenes, she produces seamless events, leaving no detail overlooked. Jill’s expertise has led her and her team to destination locations including Big Sky, Sun Valley, Jackson Hole, Park City, Aspen, San Diego, Santa Fe, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, and Anguilla. Her work can be seen in publications including Elle, Town + Country, Conde Nast, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Martha Stewart, Inside Weddings, The Knot, Brides Magazine, and Green Wedding Shoes among others.

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OFD Consulting owner, Meghan Ely combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR to empower her clients to take their businesses to new heights. Her team’s publicity efforts are regularly honored by the Public Relations Society of America, and more recently, Eventex named her one of the most influential Wedding Professionals in the Industry.

A long-time industry speaker and writer, she is a WeddingPro educator with The Knot + WeddingWire. She has regularly earned clients press in such outlets at the New York Times, Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, People, Bridal Guide, Architectural Digest and Style Me Pretty, among many others.

Meghan is a past national president WIPA and is a member of the Allied Council for the National Society of Black Wedding and Event Professionals.

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Dane Sanders is the Co-Founder of Men & Women Of Discomfort (MWOD) and currently serves as a Partner and VP of People Development and Performance at Common Thread Collective. He’s the author of two books on the convergence of creativity and business and is host of the Strong And Awake podcast. He and his wife, Tami, live in Orange County, California. They have four adult children.

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Allison Howell has spent her twenty-year career combining her creative and analytical halves to make events better. From catering to invitation design to rental management, she’s worked in the trenches of weddings and events to understand want it takes for creative entrepreneurs to create both beauty and profit. Now, at RW Elephant, in addition to providing intuitive, efficient software solutions for boutique event rental companies, Allison consults with rental owners to build the best businesses they can to reach their goals.

As a sounding board, consultant, and sometimes-shoulder-to-cry-on, she offers a unique perspective to niche rental businesses facing a variety of challenges and experiences. Whether one-on-one, on her blog, or through her podcast Trunk Show with RW Elephant, Allison seeks to provide specialty event rental businesses with the best tools possible to create more success, profitability, and enjoyment in their rental businesses.

When she’s not RWing, she’s scheming about other businesses she’ll start someday, challenging her three boys to an epic Nerf battle, or spending a weekly date night with her husband and co-founder Tim.

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