Event planner takes
industry’s ‘Oscar’

Apr 3, 2007 5:17 AM

In a vote conducted by her peers in the event marketing and producing business, Lisa Tenner has just been named the "Event Pro of the Year" at the 2007 EventPro Forum, recently concluded in Las Vegas.

The EventPro Awards, now in the their sixth year, honor excellence in live-event production and singles out one individual in the industry who has demonstrated a significant record of achievement during the preceding year.

Based in Las Vegas, Tenner has enhanced poker events in Southern Nevada and beyond. She is the founder of Tenner & Associates, Inc, and has shepherded the production, marketing, and obtaining of sponsors and TV contracts for these events in 2006/2007:

”¡ The Elle Queen of Hearts, a unique team of women assembled to compete under one banner at the 2006 World Series of Poker for the benefit of The American Heart Association;

”¡ Hard Rock Hotel &Casino’s Celebrity Poker Pro-Am Tournament, featuring celebrities and poker pros, an event that casino management said resulted one of the largest gross revenues booked for a single day;

”¡ VH1 Classic Rock and Roll Celebrity Poker Tournament, an event for which Tenner and Associates created, produced, secured sponsorship and arranged a TV package;

”¡ The PartyPoker Million, staged aboard a cruise ship, an event that has become the world’s largest Limit Hold ”˜Em Poker Tournament and one of the first stops on the World Poker Tour in its first year.

Overall, Tenner has successfully married the worlds of music, entertainment, sports, pop culture, media and tourism for her clients. She was among five event professionals that were nominated for the honor which equates to the Academy Award of the live-events business. Only other professionals in the industry voted via online balloting for the EventPro of the Year.

"This is a truly great honor and I am really overwhelmed at this recognition by my colleagues in the live-event business," said Tenner. "Our clients, media and hotel partners and especially my staff deserve a share of these accolades because they helped create great events which were so successful that they will bear repeating this year. This is a great way to kick off 2007 and I believe it will put a spotlight on the exciting new events we are planning for the rest of the year. Stay tuned!"