For years DeVonna Snowden’s industry peers have been nominating her for Event Professional of the Year. As of April 2018, the title is hers.
Our long-time Detroit Territory Manager, DeVonna has proven a star in every regard since joining us in 2002. And as a member of NACE, ILEA and ABC who’s taken on a number of leadership roles over the years, DeVonna’s peers think so, too.
The “Grammys” of the local event industry
In order to be up for the award, potential recipients have to be nominated by an industry peer. Then they need to demonstrate their achievements across categories such as industry participation, involvement in professional committees and efforts to advance the industry.
After that the judging process, the recipient is announced at the Michigan EPIC awards. The “Grammys” of the local event industry, the EPIC awards recognize the best of the best of Michigan events.
Photo credit: Fred Ferris Photography
“I was so startled when they called my name,” says DeVonna, who had been out networking in the foyer like a true industry professional. “I received a beautiful trophy and was serenaded by a saxophone player in front of 200 industry peers!”
The award is the highest accolade someone in the industry can receive, says DeVonna, who describes it as “the pinnacle of her career.”
“I do what I do because I love it. It’s wonderful to see all of my hard work paying off, and so meaningful to be recognized by my peers,” she says.
“Todd Lloyd, the former owner of Chair Covers and Linens, taught me that events should be extraordinary and memory-making. He helped me shine doing what I do best, and I’m so honored to be able to carry on his legacy.”
Never one to rest on her laurels, DeVonna is excited about expanding her current role to include full-service event planning.
“We’ll be doing more than linens – think decor, lighting, props and stationery. I’m very excited to take on the challenge, and invite anyone to get in touch if they need help with planning an event!”
We hope you will! DeVonna can be reached at DeVonna@linenhero.com or 248-658-1253.