Erika Welling, Chief Experience Officer has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Experienced as part of launch teams for exhibitions, attractions, and tours, she is excited as founder to launch Blendz Events. Welling has provided resources and guidance to many during her wide range of experience in the past 20 years with operations and marketing at a senior level for international general service contractors in the exhibition and event industry. Previous to the general services contracting world, Welling’s experience included Regional and International Director for Themed Restaurants and Attractions, and Director for a prominent Las Vegas transportation and sightseeing company. Welling has served 13 years on the board of the Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA) in all positions including presently as Treasurer. Welling also serves as Director on the board of SWIAEE, CEM faculty, IAEE membership engagement committee, and throughout her career has been on the boards of tourism, professional education, and philanthropic associations. In her free time, she enjoys an assortment of art projects and incorporates her hobby and education with work as a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.