Erin McNamee joined our company in 2009 and quickly learned the "ins and outs" of the entire operations of the company. Erin plays many roles within the company including Administrative Assistant, Accounts Receivable, Assistant Show Manager and Ticket Box Office Coordinator. She exhibits exceptional customer service and support skills and works hard to ensure we always have flawless events from the early planning stages to the day of the event, and beyond. Erin works closely with all cast members of our organization most notably, Lisa Ellis, our Set Up Manager at each of our 32 annual events.
Carol Tardi has been in the fashion merchandising and show production arena for over 30 years and has written fashion show scripts and commentated at over 3,000 events for local boutiques and major national retailer and designers from around the globe. Working hand in hand with Bridal Expo Chicago and Milwaukee for 18 years as fashion commentator and liaison between production and fashion, Carol officially came on board this year as head of our Fashion Division and serves as Fashion Director. Carol’s diverse background in fashion merchandising and coordination instruction at local colleges, sales, retail merchandising, and client relations brings a wealth of knowledge to our company and the clients we serve. Carol understands the need to simultaneously deliver great entertainment to standing room only crowds while also tailoring the presentation to ultimately drive traffic back to the show sponsors business.
Paula oversees a multitude of tasks within the office including office operations, consumer bridal marketing, bride lead list management, Internet marketing, and print advertising to name just a few. Paula joined the company in 1995 and quickly advanced through the ranks to her current role as Vice President for the company. She also compiles comprehensive demographic research keeping abreast of the ever-changing trends in the local and national bridal market for the mutual benefit of the clients we serve and the brides in attendance. In addition, she oversees the entire website operation for the company managing one of the most critical aspects of our business; overseeing the execution and fulfillment of our daily ticket orders and data base management that is one of the major engines that drives our business
Bill oversees the operations, sales and marketing, promotions and finances of the company. Bill began with the company in 1996 as a Marketing Consultant, then VP, and moving to the role of President when he acquired the company in 1998. Bill grew up in Philadelphia and later moved to the Midwest in 1986 to continue his training as an Elite level figure skater. In 1989, Bill placed 12th in the United States at the US National Figure Skating Championships in pair skating. Bill comes from a comprehensive background of catering services, party and event planning producing large-scale events for Hewlett Packard, The Ryder Cup, Nova Pharmaceuticals Clausen Miller, Altschuler, Melvoin and Glasser, as well as Sprint Corporation’s 4,000 person Delegate Party at the 1996 Chicago Democratic National Convention.