The Event Kings Team
Terry Vogel (Terry@EKNYC.com) Founder and CEO, has more than 18 years experience in event planning, design and production. Terry executes to perfection around 150 events a year ranging in size from 100 to 6,000 guests. Terry specializes in Corporate and Non-Profit Events.
Terry’s clients can attest that she always goes above and beyond for each and every event. Her devotion to her client’s needs makes them feel at ease throughout the event production process.
Terry has won two international awards for best event planning as well as a "Substance Business Woman of the Year." She has been featured in the New York Times, Special Events Magazine, Newsday, and Business LI.
Steven Vogel (Steven@EKNYC.com), Founder and President, has more than 18 years experience in event production, planning and design. As the President of the company he insures that the highest level of quality is implemented into the production of each event. Passionate about community and non-profit organizations, Steven donates his time to make the difference.
Steven has been featured in Newsday, LI Pulse, and LI Business News. Steven is an active member of many Long Island Associations such as LICVB, LIASB and HIA. He also is the recommended event planner at many of Long Island’s exclusive event sites.
Steven and Event Kings even made an appearance on The Celebrity Apprentice Finale in 2012, helping out Team Clay with their Carnival Fundraiser.
Jessica Ciardullo (Jessica@EKNYC.com), Floral Designer and Co-Founder of King Lily Floral, has more than 5 years event/floral design and planning experience. Jessica’s discerning taste and keen eye for detail make her a true asset.
Jessica is our in house floral designer, creating stunning floral creations for all our weddings, social and corporate affairs. Jessica has displayed at several high end wedding showcases and is working with many top vendors and premier locations in the New York Metro area.
Riki Lobel (Riki@EKNYC.com), Event Planner/Producer, has more than 18 years event planning experience and is a valuable part of the Event Kings team. Her in-depth knowledge and working relationships with hundreds of event locations in the tri-state area (with special concentration in Manhattan) allows Riki to bring clients to some of the most amazing venues.
In addition to finding clients the perfect venue, Riki also plans meeting and conferences across the country, produces fundraisers, corporate holiday parties, and company picnics.
Lisa Colavito (Lisa@EKNYC.com), Director of Production and Marketing, came to Event Kings as an intern and joined us full time upon her graduation from Farmingdale State University in May 2010.
After being with the company for only 1 year, Lisa was promoted to Director of Marketing. While still producing events, she is also in charge of the marketing and branding of Event Kings. Some of her responsibilities include heading our social media sites, writing a blog, and designing all advertisements.
Lisa looks forward to helping Event Kings develop from all her efforts and hard work in marketing.
Melissa Marinovich (Melissa@EKNYC.com), Event Producer and Assistant to owner Steven Vogel, came to Event Kings in 2012 upon graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Media & Communications from SUNY Old Westbury.
After creating and producing her own Comedy Event for her school, Melissa realized her passion for Event Planning.
Melissa's ambitious attitude and drive makes her an asset not only to Steven, but to their entire company. Working alongside Steven, she aims to gain insight to the event industry and help Event Kings evolve.
Nicole Levy (Nicole@EKNYC.com), Executive Assistant to Owner Terry Vogel, first came to Event Kings as an intern and officially joined us after showcasing her hard work and creativity.
With a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations & Journalism, Nicole has experience in planning and promoting events for various occasions, with an emphasis in a higher education setting. Her imaginative eye and energetic personality are a welcome addition to the company.
She is eager to expand her knowledge of the industry and contribute to this powerhouse team, especially at Terry's side.