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James Della Pace
What Amerivents clients appreciate most about James is his ability to immediately grasp the scope and complexities of events of any scale—a talent that can only come from vast experience in the hospitality industry.
James has held key positions at NYC & Company Tourism Division, the Waldorf Astoria Banquets Department, and Spirit City Cruises. With 15 years of experience in managing events for countless organizations, and 20 years of sales management experience, James has been directly responsible for thousands of events in New York, Boston and Baltimore.
Since starting Amerivents, James has continued his mission of providing superior client experiences in event management, staffing, and catering. He has also broken new ground in affinity café management, extending the brands of New York institutions through the food they serve to patrons and visitors, every day.
Cindy Johnson is the Human Resource Manager at Amerivents with responsibilities expanding across the Human Resource Department in supporting all staff and clients.
Cindy was a student/athlete and graduated from Concordia College – NY with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a focus of Psychology and a Master of Science in Business Leadership. Throughout her educational journey she participated in event logistics for press releases, fashion shows, fundraisers and more. Her passion for events and compassion for people have led her to working full time in Human Resources and Operations in the hospitality industry.
A native New Yorker, Adam brings over 20 years of experience in various event-centric roles to his position as VP of Sales & Business Development, Amerivents.
From staffing to floral design to specialty event management, Adam has a wealth of expertise in the hospitality industry. Throughout his career, he has successfully executed large-scale events such as The US Open, NY Food & Wine Festival, NYC tree lighting, the NFL Draft party, and The Kentucky Derby. He also develops new staffing programs with high-profile clients including Aramark, CBS, NBC, Paramount, City Winery, among many others. His strong work ethic, leadership and client relations skills help Amerivents maintain a competitive advantage in an ever-changing industry.
Janine Livote graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Tennessee Technological University; and was later accepted into the pre-medical program at Stony Brook University in 2010. Janine comes equipped with over 15 years of service and hospitality experience.
While planning her own wedding, she uncovered a strong passion for event management. Janine’s resilient attention to detail and organization support her emphasis on any financial and administrative tasks that are presented.
Khris is a graduate of Salisbury University with a BA in Communication Arts.
Khris brings to the table 20+ years of experience utilizing large-scale organization, interpersonal mediation, and schedule management skills as the sole Admissions and Operational Director at a TriBeCa preschool. Her compassion and her ability to build trust with others helps ensure a strong relationship is built and maintained with our talent.
Khris's compassion for building relationships with others has led her to support Amerivents as a Director of Special Projects.
A graduate from NYU Stern School of Business with a BS in Accounting, Nora realized early on that her passion went beyond the numbers. She discovered her talent as a cake sculptor and designer and found immense satisfaction being a part of her clients special celebrations and events. She decided to delve deeper and over the last 13 years has honed her skills as a Sales and Marketing Specialist within the food and hospitality industry. Building and maintaining strong relationships and providing unparalleled customer service and support are what her clients have grown to rely on and appreciate. As the Director of Business Development for Amerivents, Nora looks forward to partnering with you and adding to the success of your business.
Colleen is an accomplished people-driven professional with more than 30 years of leadership experience in project management, strategic planning, staffing, training, and operations with a passion and focus on corporate and social event planning and production. She embraces the power of employee engagement, attracting, developing, and retaining happy and successful people.
As a quintessential New Yorker, Colleen is driven and self-motivated. She maintains the high standards of excellence that clients and customers in the (metropolitan area) hospitality industry expect and desire. She proudly built a reputation for delivering results that surpassed expectations at Hofstra University, Iona University, Executive Education Institute, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), KPMG, Dow Jones, American Express, Spirit Cruises, and Marriot Host. Her dedication, loyalty, and positive work ethic are assets in her role as Director of Business Development and she is excited to cultivate relationships with existing and new clients at Amerivents.
Born and raised in New York, Tricia is a Staffing Coordinator here at Amerivents. Tricia’s ability to communicate and work closely with Amerivents talent has helped her in scheduling and coaching them to excel at their highest hospitality level.
Tricia brings over 15 years of Customers Service in Hospitality to the Amerivents team. Her compassion for people and the ability to get the job done has allowed her to excel within Amerivents. A 10 year veteran at The US Open as a Bar Lead, Tricia brings her unique hands on experience to the Amerivents Management Team.
Dana is passionate about facilitating connection and fostering community. Her time as a server at a banquet hall, paired with her experience navigating the unknown during an international internship in Montenegro, have equipped her with the adaptable and curious nature that the fast-moving world of the hospitality industry necessitates.
As a recent graduate of Lehigh University with a Master’s Degree in English Literature, Dana is thrilled to set her exceptional communication skills and visionary mindset towards achieving the mission of Amerivents. In addition to her leadership roles in various on-campus organizations, Dana’s work at the Center for Gender Equity at Lehigh University has expanded her knowledge of identity-based topics and inclusivity.
At Amerivents, Dana hopes to integrate this passion for equity work to enrich the experiences of the talent community behind some of NYC’s most influential events.
A graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh, Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Majoring in Communication Studies, while minoring in both Business Administration and Global Supply Chain Management. Rebecca’s unique undergrad experience set her up for success.
Rebecca has worked in a variety of fields including hospitality, ecommerce, healthcare, and retail, interacting with people on a daily basis. As a sociable and straightforward person, she shines at building strong relationships. Connecting with individuals and helping out anywhere she can is what she is passionate about.