With more than 25 years’ experience in hospitality and events, Cindy oversees all marketing, business development, and philanthropic efforts at LEO Events. She has overseen major events including the grand opening of Bass Pro Shop in the Memphis Pyramid and the 50th anniversary commemoration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alongside the National Civil Rights Museum. In 2019, Cindy partnered with Memphis Tourism to create CANVAS, an invitation-only collective of senior brand and event visionaries. Cindy was most recently inducted into the “Smart Women in Meetings Hall of Fame” by Smart Meetings Magazine and has been named “ Top 500 Influential People in Events” by BizBash, “Power Player” by Inside Memphis Business, and “Top 25 Super Women in Business” and “Women Who Lead in Hospitality” by the Memphis Business Journal.
From music promoter to event ticketing, from venue management to exhibit and convention services, Kent’s seen and done it all. As Principal of LEO, he oversees the company’s B2B programs and heads up LEO’s Festivals and Public Events division, making sure that logistics, production, and digital strategy are all in place for dozens of private and public events each year. Kent’s ability to create strategic business and entertainment solutions is why companies like Walmart, ExxonMobil, and Sherwin-Williams depend upon LEO for their most important events, worldwide. His passion for innovation and the next cool thing led to his involvement in the creation of KAABOO San Diego and Virgin Fest LA. These ventures keep Kent – and therefore LEO Events – at the forefront of public event innovation.
Kevin comes from a strong background in diverse and progressive sales and marketing experience in the tourism, entertainment, and high-profile services industries, having worked at the Director of Travel Industry and Worldwide Sales for Hard Rock Café International early in his career. Excelling in strategic planning, sales analysis, brand positioning, and product development, he oversees LEO’s meeting services and business development divisions. As Principal, Kevin has strategically led programs for clients including AutoZone and Mid-America Apartments (MAA). He has served on the Global DMC Partners Advisory Board, City of Memphis Convention Center Task Force, and New Memphis Institute Fellows Advisory Board.