Board of Directors 2021/2022

President: Nina Parson

Company Car & Limousine


ILEA Member for: 5 years

Favorite ILEA Experience: The 2016 Membership Drive at the Metropolitan at the 9. It was such a well-planned out event with amazing sponsorship and extremely well attended. Everyone had a great time and I had the opportunity to meet and connect with so many event professionals in Northeast Ohio. It's what inspired me to join.

Immediate Past President + Treasurer: Gail Palmer, CSEP

Palmer Event Solutions


VP Membership: Abby Fechter

NCR Ventures


VP Communications: Scott Esterly

Esterly Photography LLC


ILEA Member for: 2 years

Favorite ILEA Experience: It’s a toss-up between receiving the President’s Award from Gail Palmer, CSEP (Palmer Event Solutions), in June 2021 and when I booked my first photography gig as a direct result of networking within ILEA Cleveland.

VP Programs & Education: Ryan Harmon

Lasting Impressions Event Rental


Secretary: Nicole Zielinski

Olesia's Taverne of Richfield


Director of Membership: Preeti Venkataramani

Gifting Matters


ILEA member for: 1 year

Favorite ILEA Moment: My favorite moment was the "Meet me at the Mandap" event in Dec 2019. The wedding panelists were great and shared great insights on how to coordinate Indian weddings in the US. The ambiance, decor, and food were perfect, and I got to meet quite a few interesting people that evening!

Director of Communications: Haley Betts

Southern Tier Brewery Cleveland


ILEA Member for: 1 year

Favorite ILEA Experience: Since joining in the height of the pandemic, while I haven’t had many opportunities to attend in-person events – I have to say that I have loved being able to still connect virtually and get to know fellow members on a more intimate level. For an introvert, like myself, this has really helped me feel more comfortable taking on a bigger role and being a part of the board right out the gate!

Director of Programs & Education: Erin Coulter

The Shipyards


Special Projects: Nora Culley

Engaged with Nora


Special Projects: Sarah McGill

Akron Art Museum


Special Projects: Jaime Kravitz

The Energy Producer