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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.
  • Matthew Jones
    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…

  • Helena Lehman
    Account Executives
    Senior Vice President, LAI Live & LAI Video

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

  • Shannon Semler
    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…

  • Charlie Polcsa
    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.

  • Kate Burns
    Senior Vice President of Marketing and Chief Experience Officer

    Kate Burns leads the marketing team and is responsible for executing key projects for the company.

  • Katie Nesbit-Blackburn
    Executive Producer, LAI Live

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

  • Elizabeth Macy
    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…

  • Ben McGeever
    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…

  • Susy Jordan
    Account Executives
    Account Executive, LAI Live + LAI Video

    Susy Jordan is an Account Executive for Video and Live Production. She works closely with her clients, from the first call to the big day, in order to ensure they…

  • Melinda Foscato
    Account Executives
    Sr. Account Director

    Having worked in broadcast, digital, and social media, Melinda offers a range of skills that the LAI Video and LAI Live programs rely on.

  • Niles Murphy
    Account Executives
    Account Executive, LAI Live + LAI Video

    Niles is part of the LAI Video sales team. He believes that every business and organization is facing a unique communication challenge in an ever-evolving digital…

  • Judy Irvine
    Account Executives
    Sales Consultant, LAI Live

    With 14 years’ experience in the marketing realm ranging from print advertising to experiential marketing, Judy has worked alongside national brands to…