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nGage Events is the leading producer of invitation-only, hosted business summits. Our unique conference format blends the right amount of education and networking to provide end users, solution providers and industry experts with the perfect platform to advance their business
Lisa Jones, Event Operations Director, nGage Events

Philip has a proven track record as a successful senior executive with leading event companies.  Before founding nGage Events LLC, Phil served as Executive VP for Questex Media and was responsible for their hosted model events and technology group. He has also served as Senior Vice President of the World Market Center in Las Vegas in charge of growing their event portfolio in the furniture, gift and home accessories industries. Mr. McKay held the position of Group Vice President and General Manager at Gartner's Vision Events, where he managed the teams of 10 different brands which were leaders in the hosted events in each of their verticals.  He also served as Senior Vice President of International Business Development & Operations for Key3Media Group, overseeing the company's portfolio of COMDEX and N+I with 20 plus markets in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Prior to Key3Media, McKay was Group Managing Director for Penton Media. In 2004, Mr. McKay was recognized and awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from Tradeshow Week magazine for his outstanding and distinguished contributions to the global events industry.

 

McKay is a member of the board of directors of SISO. Was an active member in the Massachusetts Convention Center Advisory Board, also was past chairman of IAEE Senior Executive Advisory Board and The Future Strategy of Trade Fairs. He also was a past member of the Research Committee of CEIR and editorial advisory board member of Tradeshow Executive Magazine.

Philip McKay

President & CEO

Lisa Jones

Event Operations Director

Lisa is the Event Operations Director for nGage Events.  She has over 18 years of experience in Event Planning, specializing in event operations, logistics, and attendee recruitment and coordination.  Over the years she has successfully executed over 750 hosted model events in her 18 years with Gartner Worldwide Events, PPM Media, Questex, HanleeWells Expo and now nGage Events.

Meet the Team

Susie Anderson

Director of Marketing & Operations

With over 15 years of planning experience, Susie brings an essential operational background to nGage Events. Her proven expertise in event planning/execution and project management in past roles at Gartner, UBM and MIDMRKT provide an essential skill set to the team. Susie is eager to apply her planning and multi-tasking superpowers to the mission at nGage. When not obsessing over every detail, you’ll find her outside with her family, starting an impromptu dance party, or immersed in a good book.

Don Macumber

Executive Vice President, Events

Don Macumber was named Executive Vice President of nGage Events in July of 2019. In this role, he oversees all aspects of nGage Events, Show development, placement, and implementation.

 

Macumber came to nGage Events with more than 35 years of luxury-level sales and marketing experience in the Hotel and Resort industry and has successfully placed, contracted and launched thousands of Meetings, Incentives, and Exhibitions during his career.    

 

Macumber previously held the position of Executive Vice President at Associated Luxury Hotels International where he oversaw sales development and production for more than 60 sales professionals in seven regional offices across North America.  Additionally, Macumber founded and launched Strategic Hospitality Solutions, a successful concierge-style meetings placement, and venue selection company, and remains a member of the Board of Directors.

Dawn Shultz

Vice President of Business Development

Dawn is a dedicated partner and trusted advisor to the technology solution provider community.  Hailing from the beautiful Northwest, working out of Portland OR, Dawn brings her proven expertise from 20 years of sales & management experience providing overall business leadership on a strategic and tactical level. 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, VP and Owner launching and managing several successful executive technology conferences as well as the SIM International annual conference. On the original team, as a joint venture with Gartner, Dawn was instrumental in developing and launching the inaugural midsize event which Gartner purchased in 2001.  Rain (mostly) but sunshine-ready, she enjoys all things outdoors.