Whitney joined the Eventive Group team in January of 2012 after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Event Management from the University of Central Florida. Serving corporate, association and non-profit clients she is able to provide her clients with exceptional service through contract negotiations, registration management and on and off-site logistics.
Whitney has been in the meetings industry for six years, prior to her work with Eventive Group she worked at Universal Orlando in their events department. She has been a member of the MPI Southern California Chapter for 2 years and has served on several committees, including chairing the Weekend Educational Summit in 2013.
Recently, Whitney was named Collaborate Magazine’s 40 under 40: Class of 2014.
David Adler is founder and C.E.O. of BizBash Media, the source for essential information about event marketing, meeting and event planning, and business entertaining in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Toronto and Washington, D.C. The company also owns Masterplanneronline.com, a date conflict resolution calendar for event professionals and is an investor in The Event Leadership Institute, an on demand video training for event professionals.
In addition, Adler is a volunteer consultant to the Chief of Protocol of the United States advising on events and initiatives for the division.
Adler, a 35 year media and event veteran, has held posts a vice president of corporate communications for PRIMEDIA and Macmillan Inc and has also worked in PR has head of cause marketing and media relations for Cone Communications working and creating such programs such as the initial Avon Breast Cancer Initiative, the Reebok Human Rights awards, the Polaroid Missing Children Program, and the John F. Kennedy Library Profiles in Courage awards.
At the age of 21, a month after graduating from American University, Adler founded and was the CEO of Washington Dossier, a magazine that covered power, society, politics, and entertaining in the nation’s capital. The magazine was featured regularly in the national media because of its regular annual features including the “Top 1,000 Most Powerful People in Washington,” the Diplomat List, the Social 400, and the Senatorial Dossier, a guide to the personalities of United States senators.
Adler resides in New York City and is active in several nonprofit and professional organizations, including current and previous board positions with SISO (Society of Independent Show Operator), NYC & Company, the WNET Education Committee, the Dean’s Advisory Council of the American University School of Communications, The Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, the Magazine Publishers Association, and Citymeals-on-Wheels, The Fine Arts Committee of the State Department of the United States and the Open Future Institute.
April Ellerbe brings more than 17 years of event consulting, destination management, design, and luxury sales experience to New Century Planning. As the Principal & Senior Events Analyst, she not only oversees the firm’s growth and development, but also plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations and client activities.
April has developed and maintained professional relationships with clients such eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. (whom she partnered with on the 2012 “Momentum” Expo Series, and later received the White House’s “Champions of Change” award for Veterans Economic Advancement, in conjunction with President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative), Duke University Healthcare System, West Point United States Military Academy, The Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) was a consortium of universities and academic medical centers that was established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Sundance Film Festivals, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Knight Foundation and many other nationally recognized foundations and institutions.
Finally, it is also worth mentioning that under April’s leadership, New Century Planning was selected among hundreds of planning organizations across the US to manage 1-of-12 welcome events for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Delegates; specifically the delegates from Nevada, New Mexico, Guam, American Samoa, Wyoming, and Utah at the Historic Duke Mansion of Charlotte, NC. April’s contributions to this successful event were featured on BizBash.com, which is the largest online source for essential information on event marketing, meeting and event planning, and business entertainment, powered by BizBash Magazine.
The goal of AFR’s “Design & Inspire” showcase was not only to align its growing portfolio of design fixtures with up and coming planners who understood new national trends, but also feature the kinds of ‘outside of the box’ trend setters who’s forward-thinking approaches best reflected the company’s creative identity. New Century Planning named winner of 2013 AFR Design and Inspire Challenge. For this event, New Century Planning had the distinct pleasure of partnering with the official North American Body painting Champions, South Korean International Body painting Champions, and three time consecutive first-place winner World Titles holders, Living Brush America on AFR’s “Design &Inspire” Showcase. Madelyn Greco and Scott Fray are the founders of Living Brush and also created the “American Body Arts Festival” in New York. They also successfully broke the Guinness World Record for body painting.