President's Note

Having been a part of the ILEA family for almost 10 years, I'm excited to be able to serve as President of the LA Chapter! With the chapter celebrating 30 years this season, we are looking forward to showcasing new and exciting events. 

Being one, if not the oldest, of the established chapters, we pride ourselves in our community of event professionals which includes all of you. This season we want to focus on the needs of the members and what you're looking to get out of your membership. We hope you can provide us with constructive feedback on what we're doing well and/or how we can better ourselves as a chapter. As your leaders, the Board of Directors are here to help and serve you as well as continue driving and steering this chapter to greater heights.

In addition, we want to continue to promote collaboration whether that means associations coming together, competitors working together to make an event happen, or different generations of professionals sharing their knowledge to better the industry we love.


ILEA is more than just an association of event professionals, it's a secondary family where we can connect and support each other. With that being said, I look forward to building more lasting relationships and serving as your chapter president. If we haven't been introduced please feel free to say 'hi!' at our next gathering!

Thank you,

Josh Aldama, CSEP

ILEA Los Angeles 

Chapter President 2019 - 2020