Chairman & CEO
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.
Catherine Chaulet, President of GEP Destination Management, Chaulet joined BostonCoach 12 years ago and added responsibilities with Best of Boston 7 years ago when it was purchased by BostonCoach. She was still heavily involved in the transportation company when she began building the DMC into an even more successful organization. Among her responsibilities with BostonCoach was managing worldwide affiliate organizations made up of 450 member companies.
In addition to her meetings industry positions, Chaulet also serves as a French trade advisor (Conseiller au Commerce Exterieur of New England) and is the vice president of the French American Chamber of Commerce in Boston.
She received a degree in Economics from University of Paris X Nanterre in Paris, and an MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management in Boston, MA.
Chaulet will oversee all GEP Destination Management offices, which are located in Atlanta, Bahamas, Baltimore, Orlando, Philadelphia, Savannah, South Florida, Utah, and Washington, DC.Andy Gladstone
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
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.