MEET THE SHW MANAGEMENT TEAM
President and CEO
Marka came to SHW with unique experience combining travel and technology. Her vision is to build a stellar team that shares her passion for providing exceptional customer service and amazing creativity.
Senior Vice President of Event Services
For more than 20 years, Lorie has designed and operated corporate events, large and small, from Seattle to Seoul. For her, each program is a delightful puzzle to be solved.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Brett leads the sales team from the perspective of an accountant, ensuring SHW’s clients are getting the best value for their dollar. His sense of teamwork and fun comes from his years on a competitive racing squad.
SVP of Creative & Production
John has spent more than 25 years building and leading teams, producing events, and designing experiences for diverse audiences both large and small. A 10-year Microsoft veteran, John led Experiential Marketing for the Entertainment & Devices Division, and Global Event and Partnership Marketing for Xbox. Possessing both client and agency side experience, John has overseen dozens of high-profile product launches, executive keynote programs, and consumer activations at events such as CES, E3, Cannes Film Festival, Coachella, and SXSW, among others.
Possessing both client and agency side experience, John has overseen dozens of high-profile product launches, executive keynote programs, and consumer activations.
As SVP of Creative & Production, John provides strategic insight for the SHW team, ensuring that we deliver compelling creative, innovative technology, and holistic production solutions for our clients.
John was born in Colorado and has lived in the Seattle area for more than 30 years where he attended the University of Puget Sound. He has a passion for the great outdoors and for live music.
Director of Finance
Alesa’s enthusiasm for finance keeps SHW rolling. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and understanding of the business, so each team member can execute their jobs most effectively on behalf of clients.
Director of Event Operations
Korrin hasn’t met an event she can’t manage. Her experience, kindness, grit, and a sense of humor makes Korrin a keeper for any project. A great leader for the SHW event management team, Korrin is a certified transportation genius.
Director of Client Services
Kim’s entire career has focused on corporate PR and marketing, beginning at Nordstrom. Her love of events – which calls on her poise and creativity – eventually brought her to SHW, where she oversees a team with a primary focus on large, high-profile events for Microsoft.
Sr. Manager of Site Sourcing, Housing & Registration
After years in hotel sales, Cheryl joined SHW to lead the hotel sourcing team. She now oversees the teams who deal with vastly detailed complexities around meetings and events: hotel contract negotiations, creative registration solutions, and conference housing management.
Manager of Business Operations
Nolan combines creativity with a natural aptitude for technology to keep our business systems aligned with our vision. Nolan is involved with every aspect of the business, as he helps identify and launch best-in-class technology solutions for both internal departments and clients.
Director of Customer Engagement
Rita’s position at SHW combines the elements she loves most from a varied career: telling a great story, trying new things, and making connections. Rita works with a creative team who produce proposals and communications on behalf of SHW.
Director of Employee Engagement
With nearly 15 years at SHW, Julie has watched the company morph from a destination management company into the full-service event agency. Her compassion and deep understanding of the company serves her well in welcoming new employees, and creating a vibrant learning program.