Labeled as “the fastest growing ILEA chapter ever,” ILEA Greater Pittsburgh Chapter has been a showstopper in the ILEA community. With the help of influential formation committee members, the ILEA Pittsburgh Chapter began formation in 2009.

The formation committee included:

  • Formation Chair, Kristin Nolte – All Occasions Party Rental
  • William Jones – Parkhurst Dining Services
  • Bill Chisnell – Bill Chisnell Productions
  • Shaun Pierce – Pierce Events
  • Lori Upperman
  • Erica Dechicchis – PNC Corporate Events

In a few short months, the chapter was recognized as a “chapter in-formation” with the help through contributions and commitment from Pittsburgh chapter members. As the first president of ILEA Pittsburgh, Cindy Scott – All Occasions Party Rental led the board of directors to an official Charter, awarded in August 2010.

The first board consisted of:

  • Cindy Scott – All Occasions Party Rental
  • Kim Racan – Studio E Entertainment
  • Sheila Weiner – The Event Group
  • Erica Dechicchis – PNC Corporate Events
  • Lisa Mason – Behind The Scenes Events
  • Shaun Pierce – Pierce Events
  • Kelli Burns – Kelli Burns DJ Entertainment
  • Kristin Nolte – All Occasions Party Rental
  • Lori Upperman – Hitch Weddings
  • Susie Perleman – Mosaic Linens
  • Susan Tate-Hiser – Carnegie Mellon University
  • William Jones – Parkhurst Dining Services
  • Ed Amori – Lendable Linens

These leaders dedicatedly paved the path for the future of the ILEA Pittsburgh Chapter. With close to 80 members, the chapter strives for continued growth, professionalizing the events community and increasing awareness of ILEA to Pittsburgh’s general public.