Kate Pope | Immediate Past President
Member Since: 2014
Current Business: Owner, Kate Pope Photography
What does ILEA mean to you?
Education. Relationships. Growth.
Developing + nurturing relationships is - undoubtedly - a huge benefit of any member's active involvement in ILEA, but beyond that, to me, ILEA means fostering growth + professionalism in all event professionals by providing education + opportunities, both on the local and international level. I believe that this access to high-level, quality education pushes ILEA members, like me, to provide a higher-level of service to our customers and community, which in turn strengthens the special event industry as a whole.
What's one thing you'd like members + future members to know about you?
I'm not a natural blonde. KIDDING! You already knew that.
I take my leadership role in this organization very seriously and I am always open to hearing how we can make your experience as an ILEA member better. If you have ideas, then I want to hear them. If I can introduce you to someone, then ask me. If you want to get involved, then - by all means - let's make that happen!
2018 Esprit Winner for Best Event Photography
2016-2017 President-Elect, Trinity Awards Committee
2016-2017 Core Value Award for Education
2017 Triangle Wine Committee, Photography
2016 Vice President of Programs & Education
2015 Director of Programs & Education
2015 Trinity Award Winner, Best Editorial