President's Message

Dear Members and Future Members,
I have the distinct honor of presiding over this association, the National Association for Catering and Events, for the 2017-2018 year. NACE is an association filled with passionate members. NACE Members care, and want the best for this association they call home. That is what makes NACE so very special.
Over the past few months, there has been much change in the workings of the association. For this coming year, more change will follow as your board and I engage the committees and membership at large to build an even more inclusive NACE, positioned to advance the catering and events industry and its professionals.
Members of NACE tend to stay members, often for decades. The draw is not just in dynamic educational programming and networking opportunities, but also in friendships made. If you are a member, I hope you are taking full advantage of your membership and enjoying the camaraderie. If you are not yet a member, consider signing up for a meeting at one of our 45 chapters across the country, or join us at a national conference.

I’m looking forward to seeing what NACE accomplishes this year. Hope to see you soon!

Donnell G. Bayot, Ph.D., CPCE, CHE, CFBE
NACE National President
National Association for Catering and Events