Marley Alig is the Business Development Manager for J2 Design. She has a bachelors degree in Marketing and an MBA in Strategic Management from Temple University. She has served on the board of NACE as the Director of Membership, Vice President of Programs and Education and now Board President. Marley is an avid networker and has a passion for connecting others. You can find her on a spin bike, yoga mat or trying out a new restaurant in the city in her free time.
Immediate Past President
Gabriel Fredericks is a professional photographer and owner of Philip Gabriel Photography. Gabriel started his company in 2002 while attending Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. While he attended Tyler, Gabriel studied the world’s greatest photographers, researched museum-quality photography and mastered the nature of light and how to shape it. In 2004, Gabriel graduated from Tyler, magna cum laude, with a BFA in photography and fine arts. Philip Gabriel Photography has now grown into a full service photography and design company. Gabriel and his team have spent years producing and perfecting still life/product, portrait, architectural, photojournalism and artistic styles of photography. They strive to capture and service all of their clients’ photographic needs. Philip Gabriel Photography is located in Media, Pennsylvania and provides their services to new and current clients in and around the Tri-state area. The company’s main goal is to create and capture high quality images in a fun and relaxed environment comprised of the affable personalities of the Philip Gabriel Photography team. Outside of work, Gabriel enjoys spending time with his family and is very active in the local community and is always helping out and giving back to others in need. He is currently the Immediate Past President of the National Association of Catering and Events for the Philadelphia and South Jersey chapter. And, he has been involved with other non-profit organizations, including the Alex’s Lemonade Foundation, Susan G. Komen, and the Vetri Foundation to name a few.
President - Elect
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.
Director 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!
Danielle Iannetta is the Manager of Wedding Sales & Marketing at Philadelphia magazine. She received a Bachelor's Degree, Communication and Media Studies at Montclair University. She also served 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.
Marketing & Communications Director
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. In her free time, she likes to run and spend time with 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
Taz has had a lifelong love affair with music! He holds degrees in Audio Engineering, Music and Music Business from both Full Sail University and Berklee College of Music. Taz is an accomplished audio engineer, musician, producer and voiceover artist. His DJ Career started while still in high school spinning at the historic Main Line landmark, Radnor Rolls Roller Rink. He continued on DJing at nightclubs in Florida, Philly and Boston while earning his degrees or when not in the recording studios working with notable artists as well as on the road touring as a sound engineer for The Spin Doctors, Third World, Chubby Checker etc. Taz is a former champion ballroom dancer and instructor, while showcasing ballroom dancing at Bryn Mawr, College Taz met DJ Paul Evans Silver Sounds founder in 1997. Taz served as General Manager for 9 years before taking a 5 year leave from management to pursue an opportunity with Apple Computer as a Pro-applications trainer and Manager of the Apple Creative program but continued to DJ and immerse himself in music. While at Apple he earned his Apple Professional Certifications and is an expert in all things Apple. Upon his exit from Apple Taz returned to Silver Sound in his current role of Director of Sales and Marketing. Taz is a technology guru and loves to implement the latest and greatest gadgets into his personal and DJ life. Taz enjoys meeting people, attending industry events, sharing knowledge with other industry associates, but most of all he relishes helping to create the most amazing events for Silver Sound clients. When not DJing and being part of NACE, Taz enjoys spending time with his family and friends, riding his Harley, working out, and loves to BBQ year round.
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.
Justin Chan 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.
“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