Chapter Leadership



Fernando Coelho, President
LA Photo Party.

Fernando is currently the client relations manager at LA Photo Party, “turning clients into friends and competitors into partners” is his motto. Coming into the event industry from a law enforcement career was a difficult task to say the least but ILEA was the perfect place to expand his network and grow that family.

When he is not at an event, Fernando is a certified yoga instructor and is busy raising his six year old son.

Sabrina Shore, Immediate President

CEO & Founder of Influence Digital Solutions


Sabrina Shore is a multi-faceted businesswoman with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for growing businesses of all sizes through digital marketing and advanced PR services. Her clients include a few of New York’s most outstanding event planning, design, and production professionals.

Sabrina graduated cum laude in 2011 with a BA in Tourism and Hospitality and an MS in Tourism Management in 2013. Since then, Sabrina has lived in multiple countries, traveled around the world, and worked in many different fields, including as an international travel agent, college professor, researcher, and hotel associate. These meaningful experiences have given her the perspectives and knowledge about what it means to be a global citizen, allowing her to connect every company to their target market.

Prior to founding Influence Digital Solutions, in 2018, Sabrina worked as a Digital Marketing Manager at one of the top travel agencies in NYC. Her experience there led to a realization that she has the potential to help businesses and startups expand their brand and get the results they’re looking for.  Currently, Sabrina resides in the New York Metro Area with her husband and gorgeous golden retriever. 

John Marte

John Marte - President Elect

John Marte is the Vice President of Sales at Hio, where he is responsible for establishing new partnerships, community, and business development. Marte lives the essence of Networking as a true “collaboration artist,” an innovative problem solver, and a natural connector.

Prior to Hio, John held positions in the events and media industry at BizBash Media, Inc.

He found immediate success as a trusted brand ambassador that believes smart marketing and event organizing contributes to society by creating understanding, connections, and commerce between people and organizations.  

John graduated from Marist College, with a BS in Business Administration and Marketing. John’s mission is to engage corporate partners with smart technology to make networking seamless and more effective. During his off time, John loves spending time with his family.

Kerri Otto

Kerri Otto - VP of Communications
CORT Events

Kerri Otto, MBA formally LaGrutta is one of the New York City industry leaders, and has been furnishing and designing live events, nationwide, for 13 years at CORT Events.  She’s the BTS supplier partner behind many of the award winning experiential agencies and event professionals in New York City. She was named Convention Souths, Meeting Pro to watch in 2020. 

Throughout her career, Kerri has been inspired each day to evolve as a designer partner and event professional. She has created lounge environments for luxury weddings, corporate celebrations, product launches, conferences, sporting events, fashion, and mitzvahs and continues to strengthen her experience in virtually every live event field. Through her tenure, she has received countless accolades and awards for her work in events at CORT. Kerri’s work has been published in various event and lifestyle publications as well.

Matias Letelier - Fun Corporate Magic

Matias Letelier, Director at Large

Fun Corporate Magic, Founder

Matias Letelier is an award-winning Chilean-American illusionist and mentalist. After graduating from the Business School from PUC, he created Fun Corporate Magic. With over 23 years of experience, Matias’ unique blend of top-notch magic, mentalism, and comedy, along with his energetic and charismatic personality, has helped him become one of New York’s favorite entertainers for private and corporate events.

Even though he lives in New York, Matias constantly travels around the world to perform at small and large private and corporate events, trade shows, colleges, along with being one of the featured performers at Speakeasy Magick at the famous McKittrick Hotel in NY.

With performances for Pfizer, Moderna Therapeutics, RedBull, T-Mobile, AMAZON, HP, J.P.Morgan, SONY, IBM, BMW, and Amex to name a few (view full client list here), Matias’ charming accent and exceptional talent have delighted thousands of people across the USA.

In his virtual show Social-e-Connected along with his in person and hybrid events, Matias mixes comedy, magic and mentalism that will have everybody laughing, entertained, amused, and amazed. His performances include lots of active audience participation, stage illusions, and mind reading demonstrations. Oh, and some guests might get pickpocketed!


David Landgraf - Director at Large

Chief Experience Officer / Event Producer Make It Happen

David Landgraf’s career kicked off at the National Security Agency as a computer systems analyst and operator where he was granted top-secret government clearances. A role that prepared him for his true calling as an events maestro. After all, both endeavors require many of the same skills, including a keen eye for details, strategy, innovation and creativity.

Before founding Make It Happen Management in 2018, Landgraf planned and managed worldwide events for Blackstone, Government of Singapore, Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, and Arthur Andersen, where he applied his unparalleled expertise, access, and ability to engage people to brands, within each high-profile project. For example, a veteran hiring initiative summit and press conference with First Lady, Michelle Obama, to an event with tennis champion, Novak Djokovic. Landgraf’s reputation for making every event exciting, educational, entertaining, and empowering for both clients and guests inspired his company’s moniker. 

Time and time again, those looking to create something above and beyond would say, “CALL DAVID LANDGRAF, HE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.” 


Janeen Saltman - Director at Large

Founder JKS Events

Since launching JKS Events over 20 years ago, Janeen has helmed New York City's go-to event planning business favored by the city's leading corporations, esteemed non-profits, and discerning private clients. Prior roles at top NYC real estate and advertising firms also inform her expertise, along with a natural talent for managing the intricacies of planning and hosting events. Janeen is a graduate of New York University and holds a Bachelors of Science in broadcast journalism

Jeff Wibben, Director at Large

Founder & CEO -  Golf Pro Delivered, LLC

Jeff is a PGA Professional and Founder of Golf Pro Delivered, a mobile-golf-event company that brings portable golf simulators and PGA Pros to corporate events around the country.  From rooftops in NYC, to backyards in California, his portable golf setups allow his team to introduce golf to people that normally wouldn't go to a golf course.  The company has a focus on professional service and instruction, and also prides itself on being one of the most world-class entertainment additions to Fortune 500 Company event lineups.  To date. Jeff and his team have given over 10,000 golf lessons.

Jeff is passionate about creating positive change, and he loves helping people.  His personal mission through GPD is helping more people experience golf, especially women and minorities, because he's seen how much it'll help enrich your life.  Since graduating from Coastal Carolina University in 2013, Jeff developed his golf teaching philosophies while working as a pro at Pebble Beach in California, and in 2016 - started his dream of owning his own business.  His life motto is - Leave every person, place, and thing better off than you found them.

Arielle Dukofsky

Arielle Dukofsky - Director at Large

Content Marketing Specialist, Interactive Entertainment Group

Arielle is a content marketing specialist at Interactive Entertainment Group, a nationwide resource for experiential corporate events. On an average day, you'll find Arielle developing marketing materials, executing digital strategy, securing editorial coverage and managing web content. Since joining the team in 2020, she has played a crucial role in the company's rebrand, giving its content an elevated feel that reflects its brand identity to a T.

Emma Tietze

Emma Tietze - Director at Large


Emma Tietze has been involved in the live events industry for nearly 10 years in various capacities from event promotions and on-site event management to successful sales leader closing multimillion-dollar programs. Emma has a lifelong passion for live music which is reflected in the success in her career working at Brooklyn Bowl, Manhattan Center, and CBS Radio.

As the Director of Sales & Events at Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg, Emma was recruited to expand new business development opportunities, grow revenue, and build Brooklyn Bowl's private event market business. She led the development of strategic market analysis and go-to-market plans including the creation of profitable new products and services. Emma is deeply involved in the Events Marketing industry by being featured at industry events, most recently as a panelist at the Women Building Women Summit at Webster Hall in January 2020. 

Prior to Brooklyn Bowl, Emma was the Event Sales Manager at Manhattan Center where she contracted large-scale events worth millions of dollars in their two historic venues: Hammerstein Ballroom and the Grand Ballroom. One of Emma's first experiences in the live events industry was at CBS Radio working at live events throughout the tristate area and executing major corporate sponsorship programs.