Member Spotlight


Alisa Walsh

Event Works

What is one of your favorite things about Los Angeles? I want to say the beach but actually, I think it’s the DIVERSITY.  The number of different types of neighborhoods and amazing food spots can keep me forever entertained.

You are involved in several industry associations.  What do you think is the importance of not just being a member, but being involved? The saying ‘you get out what you put in’ 100% applies to our industry associations.  The best way to get the most out of your investment is to take the extra step and volunteer your time – your name will be in lights and you’ll get to know other industry leaders on a personal level.

What is one of your favorite places to visit? Maui! Aside from being one of the most beautiful places, it holds a lot of nostalgia for me as it was the first hotel I ever worked at, and thus helped launch my career!

Sunrise or sunset? Sunset, no question. (After all our late-night events how can one be a morning person?!) 

This is an exciting, yet crazy industry.  For those not already in the event industry, but are interested in being a part of it, what are some words of advice you would give to them? Get involved!  I may sound like a broken record, but associations such as ILEA, MPI, and SITE are direct opportunities to network with industry leaders begging for new, fresh talent.  It can be daunting at first, but I promise we are all friendly and would be SO excited to see a new face and introduce them to everyone we know.

Favorite cocktail? Dirty Ketel martini with blue cheese olives