Spill The Tea: ILEA Boston August Meeting

When:  Aug 20, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Boston Chapter
Spill the Tea

August Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

More Than Words
242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118

Preregistration Prices:
General Ticket: $65, ILEA Member: $35, Student: $25
OR buy a VIP Pass for the season. See email for details.

Please consider donating your gently used books to our venue sponsor,
More Than Words, to help benefit the communities they support!

Preregistration closes Monday August 19 at noon. 
Ticket prices increase $10 at the door.

The Truth about Sales, Leadership and How to Win the Business

Are you having trouble turning a lead into a sale? Does your team need an extra push to get motivated? Are you not connecting meaningfully with prospective clients? Then join us for a Sales Masterclass as our panel of experts “Spills the Tea” on their secrets to effectively selling and building relationships. This panel will feature three of the ILEA Boston’s past presidents as they discuss how they have become leaders in the industry and sales aficionados. You will leave as a stronger sales person and team member.

Public transportation: Silver Line to Washington Street @ E Berkeley St
274 Albany St & 324 Albany St: $2.50 per hour. Max of $20 per day (24 hour)
500 Harrison: $7 for the first two hours + $2 per hour thereafter. Max of $19 per day (24 hour)   
Please note - all parking rates and info are for cars ONLY – trucks and trailers will not be allowed

Speaker Bios

Jen Bertolino

Jennifer Bertolino

Jen Bertolino has been a leader in the events industry. As the Director of Catering Sales at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Jen leads her team to achieve over $20M in catering revenue for conventions, conferences, and galas. Previously at Fenway Park, and a wedding venue, Tupper Manor, she is well-versed in catering at unique venues and different types of events. She is the Immediate Past President of ILEA Boston and has held numerous positions within the association, including Northeast Regional Brand Champion, VP of Membership and Director of Education. In her free time, Jen dances and performs with local organizations, raising money for local hospitals and continuing cancer research.


Judy Brillhart, CSEP, PBC

A graduate of Boston University, Judy has worked in the food and beverage and hotel industry for over 20 years including working with Wolfgang Puck at Lupo in Las Vegas. She has been at the Sheraton Commander Hotel in Cambridge, MA for the past 19 years. She has served in several roles at the hotel including assistant front office manager and catering manager. Her current position is director of catering and event management running the sales and operations of all event spaces in the hotel. Judy formerly served as ILEA international president and has held the presidential role in both Boston chapters of ILEA and NACE. Her designations include CSEP (certified special event professional) & PBC (professional bridal consultant).


David Lombardo

David Lombardo is the General Manager of Lombardo's, his family’s fourth generation owned and operated on-site catering venue. David has been in the hospitality industry for over 13 years and his focus has been in operations and sales. He is a past president of ILEA Boston and currently sits on the board of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, University of Vermont Boston Alumni Association, Event Pros Take Action and The Search Foundation. David dedicates his time away from work to the American Cancer Society and enjoys the occasional round of golf.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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Eventsmith Boston
A Perfect Taste
Lauren Termini Photography
Fun Flips

Consider It Poured
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

For more information about this meeting or how to become a meeting partner please contact the Ken Barrett-Sweet , Vice President of Education and Programs, at Programs@ILEABoston.com.


The International Live Events Association (ILEA) was founded in 1987 in response to phenomenal growth in the Live Events industry, a growing demand for promoting professionalism, and providing continuing education. ILEA is the only international umbrella organization representing professionals in all disciplines of the special events industry. For over 25 years ILEA has been a valued and trusted partner in the events industry. It is an industry that generates over $200 billion for the global economy and supports over four million jobs.

For more information about becoming a member please contact the Vice President of Membership, Tom Kura, at Membership @ILEABoston.com.


More Than Words
242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118