Learn more about the Chicago WIPA chapter below.

Board Members

We are excited to welcome our WIPA Chicago Chapter Board of Directors. These Directors are esteemed professionals whose passion for our industry is evident in the work they produce. Their presence in Chicago will allow the growth of WIPA so we can continue to bring new standards, education and sense of community to all wedding professionals.

 
PRESIDENT
Abby McKinney 
Abby McKinney Events


VICE-PRESIDENT
Natalie Madonia
Galleria Marchetti​


SECRETARY
Stephanie Cook
The Creative Planners

TREASURER
David Calzaretta
Magnificent Events


DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Katherine Brown
Clover Events


DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Sheehan Fisher
Dovetail Experience

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP
Allison Diedrich
Field Museum


DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP RETENTION
Vanessa Hurr
Temerity Photography


DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Erin Martin
ECBG Studio

DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Ashley Barber
Manifest Makeup


AT LARGE
Ali Phillips
Engaging Events by Ali


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Lauren Carter
Curate Plan Style​

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Please join us for WIPA Chicago's
final education event of 2021 at RPM Events!

Registration closes November 4th.

Akeshi Akinseye of Kesh Events will be moderating a panel discussion about the return of events in 2022. Our panelists include Amy Allen (Modern Luxury), Becca Kaufman (BeatMix), Dennis Lee (Dennis Lee Photography), Julie Novack (PartySlate), Ali Phillips (Engaging Events by Ali), Ramsey Prince (Maison du Prince) and Cyndi Roppolo Rosenberg (Kehoe Designs). It is sure to be an exciting and engaging conversation!

Following the panel discussion will be cocktails and networking
with views of the Chicago River and our beautiful city!

Additional details about parking and arrival instructions will be sent the week of the event.

We hope to see you there!

 


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