cross scroll-btn +-cirlcle arrow-left arrow-right + arrow-copy-13 arrow arrow_blue arrow_footer arrow_nav arrow_teamlightbox close close_circle contact-us dot-highlight dot-non-highlight dropdown-arrow facebook-copy favorites google grid-view hash-line icon instagram linked-in linkedin-copy list-view location login news pdf people phone play print search-icon search-icon2 share-icon twitter-copy website X x_box youtube point-icon facebook mail twitter
Meet Our Team
LAI Live houses some of the industry's most creative, intelligent, and ruthless talent.
Our team members bring clients more than event management- they offer a full-service experience.
  • matts
    • Leadership
    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Matthew Jones is the president and chief executive officer at Leading Authorities Inc., one of the nation’s most prominent event design and lecture…

  • sc
    • Leadership
    Chief Operating Officer

    Kate Burns is the chief operating officer at Leading Authorities. With a 10+ year background with LAI, Kate is involved across the company in executing our plans for growth, helping build a company that creates value and opportunity for all of us in the years ahead.

  • sc
    • Leadership
    • Operations
    Senior Vice President, Accounting, Finance and Human Resources

    Charlie Polcsa heads up the company’s finance, accounting, and human resources functions. He has over 35 years financial experience.

  • hele
    • Leadership
    • Account Executives
    • Event Consultants
    Senior Vice President, LAI Live & LAI Video

    Helena Lehman is responsible for building the company’s business in content marketing strategy among its clientele.

  • shanon
    • Leadership
    • Producers
    Vice President, LAI Live

    With more than 15 years experience as an event producer, Shannon has produced everything from multi-million dollar, nationally-televised events to a nationwide…

  • dv
    • Marketing
    • Producers
    Director, Marketing Events

    Maddie Abram is the Director of Marketing Events at Leading Authorities. She spends her days supporting the marketing team by managing events and on-site logistics…

  • Rebecca Lincks
    • Marketing
    Marketing Content Manager

    Rebecca Lincks is the Director of Marketing at LAI Live. She leads a team of marketing professionals and is responsible for leading and executing key projects for the firm.

  • sc
    • Marketing
    Vice President, Digital Marketing

    Brie is a marketer involved in all things digital ranging from this beautiful website to the hefty responsibility of database management.

  • sc
    • Marketing
    Marketing Coordinator

    Maeve Elliott hails from Philadelphia and joined the Leading Authorities in September 2016. She graduated from Georgetown University with a double major in…

  • sc
    • Producers
    Executive Producer, LAI Live

    Throughout the past 10 years, Katie has worked globally in scenic and lighting design, technical production, and event management.

  • fe
    • Producers
    Associate Technical Producer, LAI Live

    Elizabeth has over 10 years of experience working with LAI customers in all aspects of our business. She maintains production schedules, manages workflow and tracks…

  • sc
    • Producers
    Art Director, LAI Live

    With over a decade of experience designing a wide variety of engaging visual media solutions, Benjamin McGeever brings a refined eye and a fresh approach to…