About Our Directors

Amanda Chasnoff

President - Amanda Chasnoff
A career in event planning may not have been down a direct path, but organizing people and events always came naturally. Beginning her career in LA, she has coordinated and designed events and weddings in California, Las Vegas, Austin, and Chicago. Upon returning to STL, she co-owned Lucky You Productions, an event coordination and floral design firm. She later joined the team at @cesandjudys doing everything from sales, event management, and marketing. Her designs and creativity have been featured in numerous magazines, websites, and television broadcasts.

Fun facts: She shares her life with her babies and traveling the world as much as possible. She also owns over 40 shades of red lipstick.

Holly Jurgensen Holly Jurgensen - VP of Membership / Past President
Angie Weigel Angie Weigel - President-Elect / Louie Awards
With 30 years in the hospitality industry, Angie brings her expertise to the day to day management of Destination St. Louis. She joined the company as a Program Coordinator in 1999 and worked her way up to President in 2016. In January 2018, Angie became the second owner when she purchased the company from original owner & founder Julie Greenspoon. With a passion for the hospitality industry and a love for St. Louis, Angie began her career as a teenager working on the sightseeing riverboats showcasing the Mighty Mississippi and grew up in the industry. Never saying ‘no’ to a new challenge, Angie has gained experience in many facets of the industry including sales, operations, catering, event planning and crisis management. Angie is also active in the local hospitality industry. She has been on the board of directors for the International Live Events Association (ILEA) St. Louis Chapter for 5 years and has been a passionate member of the association for nearly 20 years. Angie is a St. Louis native and lives in Sunset Hills with her husband and their two boys.
Courtney Mummert Courtney Mummert - VP of Programs
Courtney is the Event Coordinator for Russo's Catering. Courtney has been a member of ILEA for three years. This is her third term on the board. Last year she served as the Director of VP of Program and the year before was Director of Programs. Courtney has worked at Russo's for 4 years. She helps plan full service catered events and most of her work is done for off premise venues. Courtney graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Entertainment Management. Helping clients plan their special day brings her a great deal of happiness! Fun fact about Courtney: I am getting married next week and excited to enjoy my honeymoon in Jamaica! In her free time, you can find Courtney hanging out with friends at country concerts, snapping pictures of her adventures, playing with her adorable goldendoodle, Colvie or hanging out with the family! She is especially excited to be on the ILEA board with her sister, Brittany Cummins.
Matt Sanders Matt Sanders - VP of Communications
If you need someone to help you plan the lighting/visual part of your event, he is your man for the job! He recently graduated from St. Louis Community College - Forest Park with his AAS in Hospitality/Tourism Management and Event Planning Certification. Matt's secret obsessions are cooking, interior decoration, and shopping for vintage/thrift finds. At 23 years old, Matt is the youngest board member on the 2018-2019 board. He already has 2 years of experience in the event industry, had 2 internships, went to culinary school, and worked 2.5 years in the restaurant industry. That is a lot of experience! To top it all off, he recently proposed to his boyfriend of 3 years in May of last year.
Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson
- Director of Publications
Stephanie has been a member of ILEA for 2 years. She has been with Connie Duglin Linen for two and a half years as the Account Executive for the St. Louis Division which encompasses all of Missouri, and parts of Illinois, Oklahoma, and Kansas. She’s obsessed with helping clients design the perfect tablescapes for their stunning events, introducing new collections, keeping up with current color, texture, and pattern trends, and networking with her industry peers as a member of ABC, MPI, and ILEA!
A random fact: Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, drinking craft beer, and photographing the world around her.

Nicole Jenkins

Nicole Jenkins - Director of Operations
Nicole is the Director of Sales at Butler’s Pantry. Within the last 5 years, Nicole has spent her time working on our on-premise venue & catering sales team. Before starting with Butler’s Pantry, Nicole attended the University of Missouri & received a degree in Hospitality Management.  Nicole has been a board member of the ILEA St. Louis Chapter for 3 years & is currently the Director of Operations.  In her free time, Nicole enjoys trying out new restaurants with her husband & exploring downtown St. Louis.

Shane McCarley

Shane McCarley - Director of Events
Shane has been in the special events and catering industry for over 5 years, and has climbed the ranks from catering server to events director. With hard work, dedication, and an attention to detail, he elevates events with his creative insight. He is always looking for new and exciting ways to raise the bar in food presentation and design.

Brittany Cummins

Brittany Cummins - Director at Large / Louie Awards
Brittany has ten years of industry experience in meeting and event planning. A native St. Louisan, Brittany graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Management. She sits on the St. Louis Chapter Board of Directors for the International Live Events Association (ILEA). Brittany is also involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missouri. Brittany and her husband Jeff and son live in St. Charles.