Annie Revel, CSEP, is a San Diego native and has been prominent in the special event industry for over 25 years. As senior events specialist for Girl Scouts San Diego, she manages production of large-scale events, working with donors, suppliers, committees, staff, and volunteers to consistently exceed fundraising goals. In 1989, Revel was event manager for PRA Destination Management, creating concepts, negotiating contracts, maintaining timelines and production schedules, interfacing with vendors and site managers, and directing on-site coordination. In 1994, she launched Revel Productions, offering event consulting, training, and management. Some of her clients have included Fleet Week, San Diego Airport, Sweetwater Union School District, Sharp Hospital, Port District, and Qualcomm. She was the founding president of the San Diego Chapter of ILEA (formerly ISES, International Special Events Society), the first CSEP in San Diego, and is a featured speaker at industry conferences. By "taking fun seriously" she remains on the forefront of the latest trends and continues to set standards of excellence in the event management and fundraising industries.