Zena Phillips Pacesetter Award Recipient

Foundation of NACE President- Elect, Zena Phillips, Named The Events Industry Council Pacesetter Award in Innovation Recipient  

COLUMBIA, MD – 5/11/2018 – The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), a non-profit national community for caterers, event planners and event professionals, along with the Foundation of NACE, the charitable arm of NACE, is excited to announce that Foundation of NACE President-Elect Zena Phillips, CMP, CPCE, has been awarded the Pacesetter Award in Innovation from the Events Industry Council.


The Pacesetter Award recognizes the valuable contributions individuals are making to impact the events industry today, as well as charting the course for a thriving future.

 “Zena embodies excellence and dedication! Her dedication to the Foundation of NACE, and her commitment to our mission of supporting the catering and events industry by educating our members and investing in our community, has been exceptional.” said Dave Buckley, CSEP, Foundation of NACE President. “She’s an innovative leader, a supporter of NACE and a great friend.”

Zena serves on the board of the Foundation of NACE and will be named President this July during the 2018 NACE Experience conference in Palm Springs, California.

The EIC will honor Zena and other award recipients at its 2018 Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards Celebration on October 16, 
2018 in Las Vegas, during IMEX America.

ABOUT NACE
With 3,500 members, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), www.nace.net is the oldest and largest professional association dedicated to all aspects of the catering and events industry. Committed to building a vibrant community and proving essential resources for its members, NACE offers educational programs, professional certification (CPCE), chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, recognition and awards programs, a job bank, community service projects and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference. Learn more at www.nace.net.

ABOUT THE EIC
The Events Industry Council’s more than 30 member organizations represent over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the events industry. The Events Industry Council vision is to be the global champion for event professionals and event industry excellence. We promote high standards and professionalism in the events industry with the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) programme and our four signature programmes — Sustainability, Industry Insights, Knowledge, and Leadership — that represent the key initiatives, assets, services
and products for the Events Industry Council. Learn more online at www.eventscouncil.org.