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Board of Directors

Sue Cunnane - Immediate Past President

Sue Cunnane is the Director of Sales & Events for ONE North Broad. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. Sue’s career in the hospitality industry has encompassed management positions with Marriott and Interstate Hotels Corporations, catering sales and event design with off-premises catering firms and venue sales management and leadership in museums and historic venues in Philadelphia and its suburbs. Sue has been active with our NACE chapter for a number of years and has participated as Director of Programs and as a member of the Venues Committee.

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Richard Portney - Advisory

Richard is a graduate of Florida International University’s School of Hospitality Management and has worked in the hotel, restaurant, and private club industry for over 35 years. He has enjoyed great partnerships and friendships that have grown over the past 19 years with his NACE family.

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Dawn Mitchell - President

Dawn Mitchell has previously served as Director of Membership, Director of Venues, and three years as Director of Marketing & Communications. Now in Marketing & Business Development at PartySpace, she enjoys fostering personal relationships with clients, striving to meet their needs and developing innovative ideas to drive traffic and increase brand awareness. Dawn is drawn to NACE by its leadership, programming, networking with top industry professionals and connecting them with newcomers. In her free time, she likes to run and spend time with family.

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Chuck Zerambo - Director of Fundraising

Chuck is the founder of Sir Charles Distinctive Entertainment and DJ Services. Sir Charles launched in 1987, which is proudly veteran owned and a family operated small business. Sir Charles has grown to be recognized as People Choice in the Happens List Top Wedding DJ category in Bucks County and has been inducted into the Philadelphia Region Hall of Fame. He is a strong proponent of life balance and is dedicated to spending quality time with family and friends. One of Chuck’s favorite activities is serving his community. He serves on several business leadership, entrepreneurial and marketing advisory boards and committees within the community.

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Tim Sudall - Advisory Board Member

Tim Sudall is the President of Allure Films by Video One Productions in Philadelphia and specializes in documentary films of social events and has also served in many capacities in the hospitality industry in the past 20 years. Tim has served as our Chapter President and also several positions on our local Board of Directors as well as the NACE National Board of Directors. When off duty Tim serves as a Volunteer Firefighter with his local Fire Dept. and enjoys time with his family in Media, PA.

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Scott Goldoor - Secretary

Scott has been an active member of NACE for over 20 years and has served on the treasurer/secretary committee since 2017. He began his career apprenticing at a high school dance at age 12 and from that day on, he was hooked! When not running Signature DJs and partner with Smiles Gone Wild Photo Booths, Scott loves the golf course in the spring, summer & fall and skiing the slopes in the winter. He’s also an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan & 25+ year season ticket holder, and is still relishing in their 2017 Super Bowl Victory.

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Dave Schaffer - Treasurer

Dave got his start in the family business at the age of 14 and never looked back. Using the skills learned from his older brothers and his passion for all styles of music Dave has performed thousands of events from bars and clubs, birthdays and anniversary parties to his favorite, Wedding Receptions. N.A.C.E. has been a part of Dave’s professional growth, involved with the organization for the better part of 20 years. When not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, often travelling with his daughters to their softball tournaments or attending concerts with his sons. Dave is also a fan of all things Philly, especially the Eagles and Phillies.

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Anthony Lehman - Director of Venues

Anthony Lehman is the owner of Feast Your Eyes Catering. He has been with Feast since 2018 and brings more than two decades of experience in the events, restaurant, customer service, and hospitality industries.

He has experience in hotel and restaurant management, concert and venue operations, national event production, and multi-day large scale events in the thousands. He spent two summers with the team executing the US Open Golf Championship’s high-end hospitality, media, and player tents and produced multi-day corporate events around the country.

During his tenure at Feast, he has been a part of a record-setting year, pivoted during a global pandemic, and the rebuild that followed. Now in 2024, Anthony continues to focus on Feast’s high quality food, excellent customer service, and strong brand recognition throughout the region. He is committed to growing a team of culinary and sales experts from around the area to expand Feast’s portfolio and offerings.

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Ashley Gerrity - Co Director of Marketing & Communication

Ashley Gerrity is the Creative Director and leads the team at Ashley Gerrity Photography.

Ashley is an intensely driven, detail-oriented, plant-based fan of excellent food, and exhilarating romance. She also happens to be a passionate editorial wedding photographer. Her approach to photography is simple–take the time to get to know each and every couple and work with their style to create breathtaking, personal images. She brings together a diverse background in both the visual and performing arts to craft your wedding story through fine art imagery that you will pass on for generations to come.

Ashley finds beauty in every person she photographs. It is an honor to be able to capture some of the most pivotal moments in our clients’ lives. She is a true romantic at her core and you just might find her tearing up behind the lens during your vows or first dance. Ashley loves creating intimate and beautiful portraits in an editorial style, while documenting every last detail of your day.

In addition to running Ashley Gerrity Photography, Ashley has been an industry educator & media personality, featured as a regular contributor to Dream Weddings magazine, taught a weekly business webinar for creatives, and giving back to the wedding industry through speaking engagements, workshops, & podcasts! She was a founding leader of the Philadelphia TuesdaysTogether Chapter, a board member of Philadelphia's Wish Upon a Wedding Chapter, & is an active member of NACE Philadelphia.

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Justin Chan - President-Elect

Justin is the owner of Valley Creek Productions a video production company based in Coatesville PA. He grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of West Chester and has lived in Coatesville PA since 2007. He attended college in Philadelphia and received his Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media in 2003. He then went on to complete his Masters in Business Administration at Penn State University in 2006. 

After Justin formed Valley Creek Productions in 2005, the company has shot over 600 weddings, events, and corporate videography projects. They have office space in downtown Coatesville in the historic Iron & Steel Heritage Museum. Justin is very involved with his local community including partnering with many local businesses and non-profits for video projects. 

He is VP/President Elect of  NACE Philadelphia/S.Jersey/Delaware Chapter, a past President and current Board Member of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce , and the immediate past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Videographers Association.

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Carol Berger - Co-Director of Marketing

Carol is the Owner and Certified Bourbon Steward of Bourbon Eventure, a Greater Philadelphia area specialty beverage event curator of public and private whiskey tasting experiences. 
 
With over 20 years in the travel and hospitality industry as Owner and Founder of All Places Traveled specializing in food and beverage tourism, Carol uses her expertise to not only help you find something new to love, but she believes culinary tourism bonds travelers to the unique dishes, the people, the culture and the history while spotlighting our local businesses in the food, beverage and hospitality industries.
 
As a culinary term, pairing matches complimentary or contrasting flavors to create a pleasing experience. The same concept applies to craft spirits to better understand the history and technical expressions immersing you in a palate pleasing experience. 
 
In the wedding and events industry, Carol helps clients savor love, one sip at a time, bringing the warmth and richness of whiskey to a couple's special day, crafting all the elements that reflect their style and love story into an incredible experience.