Immediate Past President
Marley is honored to serve as Immediate Past President of the Greater Philadelphia/S. Jersey/Delaware Chapter of NACE! Marley holds a bachelors degree in Marketing and an MBA in Strategic Management from Temple University. Marley is the owner of Marley Alig Creative Consulting with a mission to help her clients make the right move.
Before starting her creative consulting firm, Marley was a 15 year veteran of the hospitality industry working as a Director of Sales for a leading catering company, as well as a service consultant for a restaurant conglomerate: both in the Greater Philadelphia area. After a successful career helping clients plan and strategize large scale events, and building and coaching service teams, Marley now uses her expertise to help clients develop marketing and networking strategies, plan events, and bring teams together.
Tim is the award-winning owner of Video One Productions and Allure Films - video firms that specialize in Corporate Training Films, Corporate Identity Films, Interviews and Testimonials, Social Media Films, Non-Profit Events and Campaigns, Political Promotional Films, Music Videos, and Wedding Videos.
His goal is to capture moments in time and allow those moments to become an important part of each client's story. He aims to make each film unique, attractive, and a perfect visual representation of the message the client wishes to convey.
Vice President of Venues
Dawn Mitchell has always been passionate about advertising and marketing. She entered the field of journalism after earning a B.A. from Arizona State University upon the recommendation of an ad executive. After working several years in the Features department at a Gannett newspaper and a guest feature in Main Line Today, she covered local government for 10 years as a reporter at The Daily Times.
Now in Marketing & Business Development at PartySpace, she enjoys fostering personal relationships with clients, striving to meet their needs and developing innovative ideas to drive traffic and increase brand awareness. Drawn to NACE by its programming, networking with top industry professionals and connecting with newcomers, she now serves as NACE Director of Marketing and Communications for its Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware Chapter. Dawn served three years as Director of Marketing for our chapter. In her free time, she likes to run and spend time with family.
Vice President of Programs
Madison Gentile is the Catering Sales Manager at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center. She has served on the Community Service Committee. Madison earned a Bachelor of Arts, BA History, at West Chester University, with a Teaching Certification in Secondary Education. She took a leap of faith upon graduation to pursue her true passion in the catering & event industry. With over 11 years dedicated to this industry, she is driven to create cutting-edge, unique and memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. She believes there is no greater investment than the one you make in yourself.
NACE has become the perfect outlet for her to advance as a young professional and make a lasting impact on her peers. When she’s not working, you can find her with a glass of red in-hand, in her favorite spot, between her furry baby and her husband!
Director of Community Relations
Danielle Iannetta is the Director of Wedding Sales & Marketing at Philadelphia magazine. She received a Bachelor's Degree, Communication and Media Studies at Montclair University. She also served our chapter as Vice President of Venues and on NACE's Programs & Education Committee.
A motivated individual, Danielle loves making new connections and inspiring change. When she’s not attending networking events with the magazine, she’s usually jet-setting, eating pizza or practicing yoga. Life’s about balance, right?
Richard is a graduate of Florida International University’s School of Hospitality Management and has worked in the hotel, restaurant, and private club industry for over 35 years. He have enjoyed a great partnerships and friendships that have grown over the past 19 years with his NACE family.
Director of Membership
Mike Morby is the owner and documentary wedding photographer at Morby Photography. Morby Photography began quite organically by word of mouth starting in 2001. Friends began asking Mike to shoot their weddings, filling his schedule quite quickly. Since its inception Morby Photography has been featured in multiple magazine and online publications. Mike has been asked to travel the country (and globe) photographing weddings. Mike has been a member of NACE for the past 4 years, and in 2018, he served on the Venues Committee. Because of his love for people and desire to form relationships, Mike is excited to be taking on the role as Director of Membership.
Director of Fundraising
Lauren Westerman is a Certified Wedding and Event Planner and CEO/Owner of Classic Events by Lauren. After spending almost 4 years early in her career as a Catering and Sales Manager, Lauren went back to school and obtained her CWEP certification while opening her own business in Austin, TX in 2010. Born in Houston, Texas, Lauren also attended college there in Houston and Austin. While earning a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice and graduating Cum Laud from Huston-Tillotson University; Lauren managed to maintain a dual athletic scholarship for volleyball and basketball. In 2014, life, work and family brought her to the Pennsylvania area, where she currently resides. In addition to weddings and special event planning, Lauren has industry experience within hospitality and marketing department.
Through her many roles, she has had experience in planning events for Grammy week, non-profit Galas and conferences for up to 500 guests. Lauren continues to grow in her professional career by holding various board/committee positions in many industry specific groups. Through her networking and experience, Lauren is constantly learning from some of the top event professionals that share trends and ideas
Advisory Board Member
Gil has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, working in various positions with Omni, Marriott and Hyatt Hotels. He also has extensive off premise catering and convention center experience. He is a five time Director of Catering Sales and Convention Services and was Vice President and General Manager of ProAct Events Group and Kansas City Scenery. He is a Past National Board Member and Vice President of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) and a current board member with the Philadelphia/South Jersey/ Delaware Chapter of NACE. He has won numerous awards for his program production, special event planning and dedicated service to the industry. Gil is actively engaged as a presenter, guest speaker, moderator and industry panelist for multiple programs and educational conferences. He currently heads GT & H Hospitality Consultants, assisting a variety of hospitality based companies and startups in achieving their goals through aggressive sales and marketing strategies, profit improvement, market expansion and superior customer service.
Director of Marketing & Communication
Justin owns Valley Creek Productions, a wedding, event and corporate video production company serving the Philadelphia area. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media in 2003. He then went on to complete his Masters in Business Administration at Penn State University in 2006. After forming Valley Creek Productions in 2005, Justin shot over 350 weddings, events, and corporate videography projects. Valley Creek was awarded Best Video Production in Main Line Today's Best of the Main Line magazine for 2018. They have also won WeddingWire's Couples Choice Award, The Knot's Best of Weddings,and Philly's Hot List best Videographer. He is always trying to better himself by keeping up to date with all the latest trends and technology with the industry. He served as President of the Greater Philadelphia Videographers Association from 2012-2018 and is currently serving as immediate past president of the association. He's also involved with various chambers of commerce and business groups. He's currently on the marketing committee for the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Justin served on the NACE Marketing & Communications Committee beginning in 2017 and Director of Community Relations in 2019.
Scott has been an active member of NACE for over 15 years and has served on the treasurer/secretary committee since 2017. He began his career apprenticing at a high school dance at age 12 and from that day on, he was hooked! Here's his story as told by Scott:
"I performed at my very first wedding when I was 17 years old, had a 2-hour college radio show at the University of Delaware (WVUD—oh yeah, it was “Scotty G. on 91.3”). And this was before I-Tunes and Podcasts, if you can believe that?! DJ’d in and out of some clubs and bars over the years, before being hired as a Signature DJ over 25 years ago. While all of this was going on, I somehow managed to get an undergraduate degree in psychology. So go figure, I have a master’s degree in psychology and I own a DJ entertainment company. Here I am over 25 years later, owner, operator, performer, and there are still parts of each event that give me chills on my arm or the back of my neck. You may think that sounds a little hokey or contrived, but I’d rather be straight with you. As they way, “…what you see is what you get.”
When not running Signature DJs and partner with Smiles Gone Wild Photo Booths, Scott loves the golf course in the spring, summer & fall and skiing the slopes in the winter. He’s also an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan & 25+ year season ticket holder, and is still relishing in their 2017 Super Bowl Victory.
“Membership has enabled me to build relationships, increase business, continue my education, and open doors to other members across the country.”
Domenick SavinoCPCE, CEO, General Manager, Drexelbrook Catering & Special Event Center, Drexel Hill, PA