CHICAGO — Katie Coleman, CSEP, of Cochrane, Alta., is one of six event professionals who earned the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation in July 2016, it was announced last month by The International Live Events Association (ILEA).
The other event professionals earning the distinction were John Jossifakis, CSEP, Dubai, UAE; Micayla Diener, CSEP, Arlington, Va.; Erin Kneesel, CSEP, Las Vegas; Daniela Grafman, CSEP, New York; and Katie Krause, CSEP, Austin, Texas.
ILEA endorses and manages the voluntary CSEP program for those who meet established standards. Earning the CSEP designation demonstrates a continuous dedication to enhance individual and professional performance, and ILEA congratulates each of these new recipients on earning this credential.
“I am thrilled to see that we have certified another group of wonderful event professionals with this prestigious designation,” said Judy Brillhart, CSEP, president of ILEA. “It adds tremendous value, not just to ILEA, but to the live events industry as a whole.”
Established in 1993, the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation recognizes event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability essential to perform all components of an event. The CSEP designation offers a competitive advantage when soliciting business as either a special events industry supplier or planner. It represents proof of professional market knowledge.