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Charles Badoian


For over 15 years Mr. Badoian has participated in the launch, development, acquisition and sale of innovative new media and events businesses. Prior to launching Boardroom Events, he served as a VP Program Management for Gartner Events Worldwide. He pioneered and led the hosted executive events business and its successful international expansion, having launched and managed numerous successful executive summits including: Gartner’s Energy & Utilities Summit, Gartner’s China Sourcing Summit, The Global Sourcing Summit, Gartner’s Healthcare IT Summit, Midsize Enterprise Summit, Project & Portfolio Management Summit, Print & Imaging Summit, the Gartner Symposium Invitation Program, and most recently the Midmarket CIO Forum
and Enterprise Mobility Forum.


Hilary Badoian

Executive Vice President

As a former Director at Gartner, Ms. Badoian has launched and managed multiple executive summits. In partnership with the Washington Post, she launched a hosted executive summit focused on federal government technology. She has also worked for an international executive search firm specializing in placing senior level marketing and business development individuals in large technical & integration services firms serving
the government.


Dawn Shultz

Vice President of Sales

20 years of sales & management experience providing overall business leadership on a strategic and tactical level to achieve breakthrough financial results. Accomplished Sales, Marketing, and Business Development Executive with expertise in launches, planning, forecasting, building client relationships, outstanding programs and sales teams. She has worked as Director, Consultant and Owner launching and managing several successful executive conferences as well as the SIM International annual conference. Dawn was on the original Temco team as a joint venture with Gartner to develop and launch the inaugural midsize event which Gartner purchased in 2001. She continued to work at Gartner as Event Director and Senior Sales Manager for Midsize Enterprise, Project & Portfolio Management and Global Sourcing Summits until Vision Events was sold by Gartner in 2007.


Melissa Park

Vice President, Sales Development

Melissa is a results driven sales professional with experience in all aspects of the sales process as well as sales management. She has 15 years experience in the Technology and IT industry working with many corporate executive leaders developing partnerships through collaboration in both the US and Worldwide market segments. As a former Director at Gartner, she managed and led multiple teams and programs to success.
She most recently was with Juniper Networks’ service provider and enterprise sales organization.

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Katherine Busey

Vice President, Business Development

Katherine brings years of management and business development experience to the Boardroom Events team; prior to joining BE she spent four years helping build a boutique research firm focused on business analytics. Her role included partnership development, sales enablement and general business management. She also has a strong background in the midmarket as the past Managing Director of UBM/Gartner’s Midsize Enterprise Summit, Healthcare IT Summit, Print & Imaging Summit, Project & Portfolio Management Summit & Energy Summit. Katherine started her career with TechTarget Events where she started their successful custom events business.


Susie Anderson

Director of Client Experience

Over the past several years, Ms. Anderson has worked closely with hundreds of market defining organizations. Prior to working with the Midmarket CIO Forum, Ms. Anderson spent five years at Gartner, the IT industry’s leading research firm, working on industry events focused on the midmarket, healthcare, project & portfolio management, print & imaging, and IT security.


Amy Abbott

Executive Manager

Strategic marketing, communications and business development professional with experience in IT, journalism, and aviation industries. Produced industry-defining portfolio of executive forums for Gartner Events Worldwide including Global Sourcing, Healthcare IT, Midsize Enterprise, Project & Portfolio Management, Small Business Vision, Government Sourcing Summit as well as the Midmarket CIO Forum. She has led numerous market engagement, analysis, and brand positioning activities for security vendor BeyondTrust to execute post-acquisition brand realignment and expansion plan. She has also forged several strategic partnerships within the IT research and publishing community and international aviation associations to efficiently execute on concept to meet business growth objectives.



Donna Berkman

Executive Manager

Donna Berkman is a versatile and energetic professional with a valuable blend of experience in sales, marketing, business development and project and event management in highly diverse environments including Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, NYNEX, and Computer Task Group, as well as emerging businesses in the network services and internet security space. Ms. Berkman is passionate about fostering and nurturing successful client relationships.


Debra McLaughlin

Sales Development, Vendor Relations Manager

For the past 21 years Ms. McLaughlin has been involved in Business Development, Inside Sales, and International business for companies such as Cabletron, Alcatel, Altiris (a Symantec Co.) eIQnetworks and BeyondTrust. Her experience includes providing hardware, software and IT security software solutions to the Midsize, Enterprise and Federal Government markets.


Blair Shiver

Content & Marketing Manager

Ms. Shiver is a communications specialist with 15 years experience in the print media sector. Prior to joining Boardroom Events, she was a member of an accomplished sales team in the New York City real estate market. Much of her spare time is spent working with local and regional non-profits to help underserved children and promote sustainable development.

Trish MacDonald

Executive Manager

Trish is a results-driven management professional with a track record of revenue and operational improvements.  She joins Boardroom Events after seven years with The Channel Company (formerly UBM Channel) as a Program Manager and prior, at Gartner with many of the team that now makes up Boardroom Events. Trish has been a trusted advisor to the CIO and Channel communities through her role directing the program agenda, speakers, advisory boards, content partners - Gartner Research and IDC Health Insights, and development of premium content tracks and workshops.


Michelle Morris

Director of Finance and Administration

Ms. Morris spent the first 7 years of her career in public account at Ernst & Young, LLC and Mountjoy & Bressler, LLC. As an auditor, she specialized in manufacturing companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other specialized companies. Ms. Morris then went to work for NarrowCast Group, LLC as their Accounting Manager and Financial Manager.


Karl Vigneault

Operations Director

For over 15 years Mr. Vigneault has overseen all aspects of operations and logistics in both the launch of new events and existing events within the community. Prior to joining Boardroom Events, he served as a Director of Operations with PPM Media and Sr. Event Planner with Gartner Worldwide Events. Focused on achieving budget targets and maintaining margins, while providing unsurpassed customer service through seamless event operations. He headed up several events including BladeSystems Insight, Midsize Enterprise Summit, Project & Portfolio Management, Global Sourcing, RetailVision and currently Midmarket CIO Forum.