LEADERSHIP TEAM

Transforming uncertainties into peace of mind.

TODD LAMBERT

President and CEO

After 25 years of industry experience, Todd Lambert and partner Jay Colucci founded EventSphere in 2009 as a service-oriented housing company.

During his time with the Atlanta Sheraton Hotel and Ambassadors (onPeak), Todd successfully built his personal brand with strengths in contract negotiation, standardized operating procedures, and increased booking capture rates; thus cementing his reputation as a true industry leader.

His passion and emphasis on customer service earn unwavering client loyalty; which results in EventSphere’s 98% retention rate.  Well known for his approachability and sense of fairness, Lambert fosters genuine employee loyalty. Since its inception, EventSphere has garnered a number of awards and recognition from various business publications. Best Places to Work in Atlanta, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17, and ’18; Best and Brightest Places to Work, recognized six years locally and one year nationally.

JAY COLUCCI

Owner, Chief Services Officer

With a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, and as a certified Project Manager, Jay has led project management offices (PMOs) and large project teams for most of his career. For over 15 years, Jay has applied project management practices to the housing industry, becoming known as the go-to person to keep technical matters running smoothly and efficiently.

A New York native now residing in Atlanta, Jay first began working with Todd to create a project management tool for event managers that would generate a milestone-based event timeline—the first of its kind in the industry—ensuring prompt, transparent communication between managers and clients.

Jay’s career has included many professional successes, and he considers starting EventSphere with Todd to be the greatest of these. They’ve watched the company grow from one show to more than 80 shows in just seven years and are proud that their promise to provide the best customer service in the industry remains goal number one.

KIM PARNELL

Executive Vice President

Kim brought her humor, infectious personality, and 13 years of extensive industry background to EventSphere six years ago.  Kim previously served as Associate Director of Finance & Operations for Ambassadors (onPeak), as well as the Database Manager for The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama.

Parnell began working as an account coordinator in 2004 with Ambassadors (OnPeak). After successfully navigating her way from one industry position to the next, her unique perspective has become key in assisting her efforts as a leader within the EventSphere team.

Kim’s tasks include the management of day-to-day operations, and she is also responsible for developing software training manuals and systems for employees. She also leads a team of Senior Directors in cross-functional growth strategies. Kim’s unique abilities and extensive training in data management allow her to transform EventSphere’s clients’ needs and desires into reality.

ALICE MEADOWS-JONES

Executive Director of Administration and Finance

With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Alice has been an integral part of EventSphere from the very beginning.

As a sales manager for the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Ambassadors (onPeak), and Aberdeen Woods Conference Center, Alice brings a wealth of industry knowledge and a ‘Swiss Army knife’ approach to her position at EventSphere. While serving as the first line of defense for Accounting, she is also the right hand to the President and CEO, Todd Lambert. Alice is also a key player in Human Resources, Travel Planning, and Customer Care.

Alice takes a ‘company first’ approach to problem-solving and conflict resolution; always applying her personal motto of “never settling for less than excellence.” She firmly believes you can find joy in helping others reach their full potential. Jones’ professional achievements include a handpicked nomination by the President of Tuskegee University to lead the sales and marketing team, as well as being selected as Employee of the Year for Sheraton Atlanta Hotel during the 1996 Olympics.

APRIL GRIFFIN

Director of Operations

Since joining the EventSphere team, April has become known for her open-door leadership policy, as well as her focus on account growth through client satisfaction. Her skills in historical data analysis heavily support our internal policy development and staff training, while furthering our efforts to perfect efficiency within Event Management.

April’s industry experience includes the development of exhibitor outreach, employee accountability programs, along with multi-office coordination to facilitate the Ambassadors / onPeak merger. April’s effective marketing strategies allowed her to eliminate $1m+ in inherited attrition damages, resulting in her recognition as the 2013 onPeak employee of the year.

For April, there is no challenge too big… or too small.

Trinh Le

Director of Event Management

Trinh joined the EventSphere family in 2017 as a Senior Event Manager, bringing a wealth of industry experience. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from the University of Georgia, as well as earned a Certificate in Event Planning from Georgia State University in 2005.

After working in the industry for 7 years, Trinh earned a CMP designation. Thanks to her lengthy industry experience, drive, constant upbeat attitude, and infallible management skills, she was promoted to Director of Event Management in October 2018. In her new role, Trinh is responsible for overseeing the entire Event Management team, training and developing the department, streamlining outdated processes, and, most importantly to her, creating a positive work environment for everyone.

Trinh strives to be the ‘Advice Guru’ of the office, and makes it clear that her office is open to anyone at any time. She also spearheaded the ‘FUN Committee’ in an effort to further improve the EventSphere family’s ‘work/life balance’. She lives her life both around and outside of the office by a simple motto: ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’.

CHRISTINA HODSKINS

Director of Marketing

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, Christina joined the EventSphere team as a coordinator and quickly moved up to become Senior Marketing Manager. Her creativity and attention to detail proved to be key elements for her success in all positions. She is now heading up all event and company marketing initiatives, making presentations and proposals for potential clients, and managing individual events.

Around the office, Christina is known as the creative person with the magic touch; anything she touches always looks better. She challenges herself every day and hopes to embody one of Steve Jobs’ most famous quotes, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

KEN FISK

Implementation & Experience Manager

As a native of Atlanta, and after living a few years in Washington, D.C., Ken has grown to learn, appreciate, and thrive off of the events industry. After completing two Democratic National Convention cycles in 2012 and 2016, Ken joined the EventSphere team as the Implementation & Experience Manager. In this role, Ken assists with onboarding new clients and helps to ensure that current clients maintain a high level of service.

Throughout his career, Ken has been a firm believer that one of the most important things a person can do for another is delivering on a promise. He tries to carry that mentality throughout various aspects of his life. Ken is happy to jump in to help others whenever he can; guided by his life motto: “The only job where you start at the top is digging a hole.”

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