Susan Breen – NCA Minnesota Chapter
Susan Breen has been employed at the Bloomington, Minnesota Convention and Visitors Bureau for 30 years. Throughout her career, Susan has been involved with many large events in the Twin Cities, including the Republican National Convention, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Super Bowl, and NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. She is a member of the National Concierge Association, the Event Service Professionals Association, and the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. In August of 2017, Susan was recognized as an NCA Endorsed Partner Gold, and now grateful for the opportunities the NCA has presented to her with the NCA Endorsed Partner VIP. Susan thrives on relationships within concierge groups, the hospitality industry, and community organizations. “The NCA is often the first point of contact for me. Being a member of this organization has given me great value to provide meeting planners with resources for an amazing experience in our destination. Our partnership with this organization is a great asset to our community.”
Stephanie Long – NCA Arizona Chapter
Watching her family run a successful hot air ballooning business, from a young age Stephanie was always intrigued by both ballooning and the business behind it. She furthered her knowledge of both, working in a variety of capacities at the ballooning business, as well as obtaining a BS in Business Finance from Arizona State University, and certificates in Global Leadership and International Business. Now, Co-Owner of that same business she grew up working in, Hot Air Expeditions, Stephanie is putting her education and hands on experience to work, and enjoys promoting ballooning, tourism and all things Arizona. Stephanie thrives on relationships with both the concierge and other vendors in the tourism industry, and is currently serving as a liaison between the two.
Russ Hoefer – NCA Chicago Chapter
Russ and his wife launched Chicago Windy City Guide in 2002 as the only suburban focused print and online tourism guide seen in 500 outlets. Distribution points include airports, hotels, apartment communities, companies, and select retail outlets like Whole Foods Markets. In March of 2009, Russ became an NCA Affiliate member of the Chicago Chapter and has been regularly attending their monthly meetings ever since. Within his first two years of NCA membership, Chicago Windy City Guide became an NCA Endorsed Partner and more recently has also been officially recognized as an NCA Endorsed Partner Gold. Throughout his time with the NCA, Russ has actively volunteered to attract new Affiliate members and he stepped up to serve as the Chicago Chapter Affiliate Liaison for part of 2016. Russ was also instrumental in the weeks leading up to the 18th Annual NCA Education Conference held in Chicago, as he used his time and talents in producing emails to promote the conference and in selling tables for the opening night expo. Russ is a dedicated friend and supporter of not only the NCA Chicago Chapter, but of the entire concierge community.
Tim O’Malley – NCA Chicago Chapter
A veteran of the hospitality industry, Tim O’Malley founded Concierge Preferred 17 years ago with his business partner, Mike Magnusson. From the very beginning Tim was involved with the NCA helping to grow the organization into what it is today. In August of 2017, Concierge Preferred was officially recognized as an NCA Endorsed Partner Gold. They were also recognized as the International Partner of the year several years running for their generous participation in the NCA and their philanthropic efforts. From hosting the board in the Concierge Preferred conference room for monthly board meetings to donating space at the ever-growing Concierge Preferred Trade Show for the NCA Silent Auction, Tim is a champion of the hospitality and tourism industries and strives to make the NCA the best it can be.
Alisha Carlisle – NCA Minnesota Chapter
Alisha Carlisle has been a member of the NCA since April, 2016 when Bite Squad joined as an Affiliate Member. She quickly became an Endorsed Partner and took home the NCA MN Chapter’s Best New Affiliate Award in December that year. In 2017, Alisha joined the Board of Directors as the Affiliate Liaison for the Minnesota Chapter and was honored to receive the Board Member of the Year Award for the MN Chapter. Alisha is currently serving her second term on the Board of Directors for the MN Chapter. As Affiliate Liaison, Alisha has been focusing on getting other Affiliate Members Endorsed and more active in their membership. As the Corporate Area Manager for Bite Squad, Alisha is always growing her clientele and maintaining the relationships that are already in place. Bite Squad delivers food and catering from hundreds of restaurants not only in the Twin Cities area, but on a national level as well. “I am so grateful for the opportunities the NCA has presented to me.”
Pamela Egan – NCA Minnesota Chapter
Pamela Egan is the owner and lead designer of Pamela Egan Floral Design. She has been a proud member of the Minnesota Chapter of the NCA for the last 7 years. Serving on the Board of Directors for 3 years as Parliamentarian and donating door prizes and volunteering when she can as an affiliate member, Pamela supports her local chapter. Pamela Egan Floral Design (PEFD) will complete its 8th year in business at the end of 2016. The bulk of her business comes from corporate accounts. Whether the needs are weekly floral arrangements, large or small events, sympathy florals, weddings or individual orders, Pamela is passionate about providing creative, textural, extremely fresh floral arrangements that are value driven and meet client’s budget needs. PEFD works to exceed expectations and over deliver with every for both general clients and NCA concierge and affiliate members alike.
Tyrone Spencer – NCA Washington D.C. Chapter
Tryone Spencer better known as “DJ Suspence” is more than just a man that Spins CD’s and Records; he is a self-proclaimed Bi-Product of a Music Dream gone Right! He has had a love for music for over 4 decades. This Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer and Promoter has been in the entertainment game for some time in one capacity or another. As a former model, DJ Suspence has re-entered the modeling arena with recent publications in Live Free, Obvious, Momentum Media, Krave, Swerv, and Breaking New Ground Magazines. DJ Suspence was also named the FACE of Kitty Crawl Crown (Men’s Jewelry) and he was chosen as a Brand Endorser for Seacret Products (Skin and Hair care products). DJ Suspence has recently taken on some acting with a reoccurring role on Willology ~ The Web Series. DJ Suspence is a PROUD member of the Washington, DC National Concierge Association and he has been a member since 2014. DJ Suspence works with several vendors/venues to provide quality sound and hosting for Concierge staff as well as NCA business affiliates in the United States and abroad and has recently received his Endorsed and Gold Partner Affiliate Status. Sharing Music & Dreams with the World – One Turn Table, One Needle, One Record and One MP3 at a time! The Suspence IS OVAH!
Sean Wallace – NCA Washington DC Chapter
Sean Wallace joined Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC as Director of Sales in April 2016, and the Washington DC Chapter of NCA shortly thereafter. Old Town Trolley is rumored to have been the first affiliate member of NCA DC and Sean is proud to continue this relationship. In 2017, Sean was appointed to the NCA DC Board as Communications Chair, building their presence on social media platforms and resurrecting the quarterly newsletter. This work was rewarded when the DC Chapter won the Best Communications Award at the 2017 conference in Houston. In 2019, he was voted in as Affiliate Liaison and has worked diligently to bring on new affiliates and make sure that all our partners are endorsed. Sean is excited to once again be part of the hospitality industry after a brief hiatus. He sees the value in being a member of the NCA and realizes that building strong relationships is the key to success in this business.