Chris White is the Chairman and CEO of Global Events Partners (GEP). Launched in 1999, GEP is a unique partnership of destination management companies worldwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC, GEP’s portfolio includes over 65 top DMCs in primary destinations spanning the globe.
Chris is also the founder and chairman of Krisam Group, with offices in Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, the West Coast and Southeast. Founded 36 years ago, Krisam has been the recognized leader in bringing association and corporate meeting business to independent and unique hotels and resorts. Prior to founding Krisam Group in 1975, Chris served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at The Fairmont Hotel Company for eight years.
Chris has been recognized by Business Travel News as one of the industry’s “25 Most Influential Executives” in 1999 and by Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of “20 Who Made A Difference.” In 2002, he was inducted into the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Hall of Fame.
Chris sits on the following boards:
- Friendship-Edison Public Charter Schools – Washington, D.C.
- I Have a Dream Foundation – Washington, D.C.
- Junior Achievement Foundation
Chris is a graduate of Tufts University, with a B.A. in Economics.
Jim Schultenover is President of Global Events Partners and its sister company, Krisam Group. In that capacity, he is responsible for all aspects of GEP’s and Krisam’s day-to-day finances, sales, marketing and operations. He also directs and manages the eight sales offices and oversees all sales and marketing efforts for the both organizations.
Schultenover brings to Krisam more than 30 years of hotel sales and marketing management experience, and extensive client relationships. Prior to joining Krisam, he served as Chief Marketing Officer for Ian Schrager Hotels. Prior to that, he spent six years as Vice President, Sales & Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Previous positions included Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Omni Hotels, and various positions at Marriott International, including Vice President of Group Sales for Convention & Resort Hotels. He worked at the Marriott organization for more than twelve years, including positions at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan, and at the Chicago Marriott Downtown. He began his career in the hotel business with Harley Hotels.
Schultenover received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Wisconsin, Stout. He resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Beth and has a son, Collin and daughter-in-law Liz. He is a weekend sports enthusiast – and an avid New York Yankees fan.
Peter De Angelo is the Chief Financial Officer for Global Events Partners, Krisam Group and Global Events Partners owned DMCs. Mr. De Angelo’s background includes more than twenty years of corporate financial, business management and operations experience. Prior to joining Global Events Partners and Krisam Group he served in senior financial and management positions in the media and publishing industries in the Washington, D.C. area, and also brings senior management experience from the media and advertising industries in New York City. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Management from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the Villanova University School of Business.
Marty MacKay is President of GEP Destination Management with offices in Atlanta, the Bahamas, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Savannah, South Florida, Utah, and Washington, DC. Marty is responsible for implementing the strategic vision and logistical insight that ensures exceptional customer experiences and award winning service across each destination. With her drive and event experience, Marty has become a recognized figure in the DMC industry and currently sits on the Board of Directors for ADME International, serves on the Global Events Partners Domestic Advisory Board, contributes to the Destination DC Membership Committee, and was awarded the DMCP accreditation. Marty joined GEP in 2001 bringing with her more than ten years of corporate meeting planning experience.
Andy Gladstone, DMCP, was the owner of Show Me Arizona for 20 years, the recognized DMC leader of creative events and flawless execution in Arizona. Joining the GEP Arizona team, Andy brings the experience of running the state’s most respected DMC. His new responsibilities include the implementation of continuous improvement programs – focusing on education and training, as well as new product development with vendors. Andy represents GEP Arizona in all of their industry associations and organizations.
Andy Rosuck, Executive Vice President of Sales, brings more than twenty years of innovative executive experience in hospitality, in the areas of event planning, hotel and program management, and destination marketing. He is an innovator who has worked on events featuring personalities such as Oprah and Michael Jordan, and has held executive positions at many leading brands and properties in the hospitality industry. Rosuck has over seven years of on-site experience at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Ocean Club and served two years at Driftwood Hospitality in Nassau, Paradise Island and Grand Bahama. Rosuck earned a B.S. in Business with a specialization in Hotel and Tourism Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He lives in Coral Springs, Florida, with his wife and three children, and has been active in numerous civic and industry organizations.