Mary Dolaher is Chief Executive Officer of IDG World Expo, recognized worldwide as a leader in exhibition management, producing more than 750 globally branded conferences and events in 55 countries. In this role, she leads IDG World Expo’s broad suite of industry-leading expo events including Macworld, MacIT, E3, Anime Expo, and Enterprise Mobile Next (mNext). Additionally, Dolaher facilitates new business development, with a unique focus on creating market-leading events that feature dynamic year-round communities within each industry.
Before joining IDG World Expo in 2006, Dolaher was Senior Vice President at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), where she planned and managed the video game industry’s annualElectronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world's leading interactive entertainment event. E3 was ranked in the top 25 trade showsin the country, and drew over 70,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors. Prior to her 12 years heading E3, Dolaher was Director of Corporate Communications at IDG, where she managed communications functions for the chairman of the board.
Most recently in 2012, Ms. Dolaher was named to Expo’s top 20 Elite leaders in the trade show industry. Expo explained, “In the face of ever-higher stakes, these leaders have proven that they have the right stuff when it comes to expanding their shows, by using innovative, new ideas to reach the right audience, with the right message, at the right time. These 20 EXPO Elite leaders—representing a wide variety of types of shows—continue to assume new responsibilities and effortlessly, expertly drive growth.” Also in 2012, Dolaher earned a place on the BizBash list of most innovative people in the event industry. BizBash wrote, “
Ms. Dolaher also serves on the Boards of the LA Inc. Advisory Committee and Extra Life, and works closely with Children’s Miracle Network, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the National Micro-Loan Foundation.
Paul Kent, General Manager, Macworld, is a 25 year veteran of the technology industry. Having started his career as a self-taught programmer, he started his own consulting firm in 1984. His company, Mactivity, Inc., went on to host the well regarded Mactivity series of technical conferences and a career in event management was born. Over the year's Kent has contributed to and produced many of the tech industry's groundbreaking events - Interop, InteropDotCom, Mactivity, Mactivity/Web, Mactivity/CEO, Voice on the Net (VON), ProgrammableWorld, Search, SOCKSDevCon, QuickTime Live!, The Mac Networkers Retreat and, of course, Macworld Conference & Expo. A respected leader in the Mac market, Kent has designed the renowned Macworld Conference programs since 1997.
Madeline Kruzel, Vice President and Brand Manager, E3 Expo, is a Certified Meeting Professional with more than 25 years in event and hospitality management. Kruzel is an industry leader, who has contributed to numerous high profile events including the Democratic National Convention, Travel Industry Association of America’s PowWow, the National Education Association convention, the Meeting Professional International-World Education Congress and targeted Emmy and Grammy Award events to name just a few. Most recently, Kruzel served as Vice President, Client Services at LA INC., The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau directing a team of dedicated event professionals in servicing and overseeing events convening in Los Angeles. Kruzel has also served as Director of Events at Universal Studios Hollywood where she oversaw all aspects of special event direction and production from studio premiers and media events to new product launches. Her leadership within the industry includes serving as International Chair of the Meeting Professionals International/MPI Professional Development Strategy Group as well as serving as International Board member of both MPI’s Research Committee and Brand Marketing Committee. Kruzel is a member of Meeting Professionals International and the International Association of Exhibitions & Events.
Nina Carrara, Vice President, Events is a seasoned events marketing and management executive, having worked in the trade show and events industry for over 15 years. Carrara works as team lead across all departments to deliver flawlessly executed events, consistent with brand values, producing the highest quality experience for attendees, exhibitors, speakers and media. Before joining IDG, Carrara worked as Client Services Director at George P. Johnson, an experiential marketing agency, where she supported multiple business units within IBM. While at GPJ, she analyzed IBM's event portfolios, providing strategic and tactical recommendations and best practices for improving performance and successfully achieving marketing goals and objectives. Prior to GPJ, Carrara was Conference Director at Key3Media (formerly Ziff Davis), where she developed educational programming for several conferences, most notably COMDEX Fall, one of the largest technology trade show and conferences. Additionally, she has worked at MHA Event Management and DCI where she assisted in launching new events in the enterprise IT space.
Melissa Messier, Vice President, Marketing, is responsible for leading the marketing and branding efforts for Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) and new business initiatives. Messier brings over 16 years of marketing experience including seven years at the Entertainment Software Association developing and leading marketing strategies for E3 Expo. Previously, she managed the marketing activities at Radius, a product design and development firm.
Linsy Miller, Vice President, Marketing, is responsible for developing integrated marketing strategies for IDG World Expo’s events, including Macworld and Anime Expo. With nearly 20 years of event experience, Miller’s background includes strategic marketing and branding as well as operational event management and international event management. Prior to joining IDG World Expo, Miller spent seven years at CMP Media (now United Business Media) working on electronics industry events, including the Embedded Systems Conference. Miller also spent eight years at the American Academy of Ophthalmology marketing their annual meeting, which is one of the five largest medical meetings in the U.S.
Donna Moschella, Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, is responsible for overseeing finance, administration, legal, IT and facility operations. With over 20 years of financial management experience, Moschella brings financial expertise, operational skills and strategic planning leadership. Moschella joined IDG World Expo in 1998 as Finance Director and was appointed to Vice President Finance & Administration in 2002. Prior to joining IDG World Expo, Moschella held various financial positions at International Data Group, the parent company of IDG World Expo.
Carolyn Rauch, Senior Vice President, Strategic Communication & Event Development is responsible for strategic planning, development, and positioning of World Expo events. Rauch brings more than 25 years of experience to her position. She served for more than a decade as Senior Vice President of the Entertainment Software Association where she managed public relations for E3 as well as communications and research for the video game industry as a whole. Previously, Rauch was a vice president at Robinson Lake Sawyer Miller, a strategic communications firm specializing in the entertainment industry, where her clients included MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comcast. Rauch has also served as deputy national press secretary to U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey's 1992 presidential campaign, deputy press secretary to former U.S. Senator and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Jim Sasser, and New Hampshire press secretary for former Governor Bruce Babbitt's 1988 presidential campaign.