ILEA International Honors Outstanding Contributions with 2022 Volunteer and Chapter Awards
(McLean, VA, USA, August 5, 2022) The International Live Events Association (ILEA) has announced the recipients of its 2022 Volunteer Awards and 2021-2022 Spirit of Excellence Awards, which honor ILEA members who have made invaluable contributions to ILEA and the live events industry as well as excellence in ILEA chapter leadership, respectively. Both the Volunteer Awards and the Spirit of Excellence Awards were presented during the ILEA 2022 Annual General Meeting on July 21.
2021-2022 ILEA VOLUNTEER AWARDS
KLAUS INKAMP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Christian Seidenstucker, Founder and CEO, JOKE Event AG, Bremen (Geermany). — The prestigious Klaus Inkamp Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a well-respected leader who is of high ethical character and who has given selflessly to ILEA and the live events industry for an extended period of time.
J. ROBERT GRAVES PIONEER AWARD
Dona Liston, Owner & Operator, Lambermont Events — Named for one of ILEA’s founders, the J. Robert Graves Pioneer Award is given to a volunteer who has significantly contributed to the growth and development of the association, not only through creative vision but through determined execution.
METTLE ATTITUDE AWARD
Barb Siska, CSEP, Executive Director, Office of University Events and Ceremonies, The University of Chicago — The Mettle Attitude Award is presented annually to the ILEA volunteer who is always willing to contribute, always perseveres, and achieves results against all odds.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Cecilia Lavin, Sales Director, InEvent — The Volunteer of the Year Award goes to an ILEA volunteer who embodies not only professionalism but also determination. This leader is always available to lend a hand and strives to achieve ILEA's goals by going beyond the call of duty.
2021-2022 ILEA SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS
INDUSTRY AND CHAPTER ENGAGEMENT
ILEA ILEA Minneapolis/St. Paul
CHAPTER SPECIAL PROJECT (tie)
MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT (awarded to an individual ILEA member)
Ryan Harmon, Director of Business Development and Sales, Lasting Impressions Event Rental
CHAPTER DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
CHAPTER COMMUNICATIONS (tie)
ILEA Calgary and
ILEA Minneapolis/St. Paul
CHAPTER EDUCATION & PROGRAMMING
CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
REGION OF THE YEAR
The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise, and experience power some of the most recognized and respected live events around the world. ILEA advances the live events industry by creating an inclusive global community dedicated to personal and business development, and inspiration to elevate all professionals engaged in live events. ILEA’s events, education resources, and certification program provide members with exclusive opportunities for collaboration, thought leadership, and idea-sharing. For more information, visit ileahub.com.