Ellen Michaels will remain as CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Silicon Valley, CA (January 24th 2017) – Ellen Michaels Presents CEO, Ellen Michaels, has announced the new appointments of Cynthia Kelly as President and Steve Wehrle as COO. Together, Kelly and Wehrle will run the day-to-day operations of Ellen Michaels Presents (EMP.)

 I am confident EMP will prosper, better on her own than with me directing her every move. I’m very excited to have such a smart, experienced team to take EMP forward.

“We need to plan for the future. I’ll be very close by, but also confident in our management team,” said Ellen Michaels. “I am confident EMP will prosper, better on her own than with me directing her every move. I’m very excited to have such a smart, experienced team to take EMP forward.”

Cynthia Kelly has been an integral part of the EMP team for 17 years, beginning as a Senior Program Manager before being promoted to Director of Events. During that time she has managed programs and events ranging from high-end special events to 3,000 person user conferences. Serving as President, Kelly will have oversight of all client relationships and staff development for all lines of business.

“Cynthia was the natural choice for President of EMP,” reiterated Michaels. “She is an inclusive, selfless leader who involves everyone in delivering the best outcomes to our clients.”

At a recent all-company meeting, Kelly stated, “Our business is a team sport. Those who are team players with our clients, with one another and with our vital partnerships will distinguish us from our competitors.”

As the Director of Production and CFO, Steve Wehrle has been a vital leader of EMP’s growth and success during his 19 years with the company. He has applied his vast industry experience and keen insight to hundreds of corporate productions on 6 continents.

Remaining as CEO, Ellen Michaels will continue her work on EMP’s client strategy and vision.

 

About Ellen Michaels Presents

In its 28th year, Ellen Michaels Presents (EMP) continues to be one of the leading event management companies around the globe. EMP has established itself as a valuable resource to Fortune-500 companies with both national and global footprints. EMP provides forward-thinking solutions in corporate communications, event management, and production. EMP’s mission is to deliver outstanding world-class events for our clients that project their culture, fulfill their objectives, gain their trust, and exceed their expectations every day.