Welcome to the International Special Events Society Rhode Island Chapter!




Greetings and thank you for stopping by our page,

The International Special Events Society is the principal association representing the creative events professional, globally. The Rhode Island Chapter was formed in 2002 and officially chartered in 2004. We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 + years of commitment and support to the creative events industry.

Representing The Rhode Island Chapter for 2014-2015 in a Board of Director role is:

  • Jennifer Fustino, President
  • Donna Wing, Past President
  • Debbie Tomanek, VP of Membership
  • Megan Duclos, VP of Communications
  • Kimberly Doell, VP of Programs & Education
  • Bill Murray, Director of Finance
  • Kelly Ucen, Director of Special Projects
  • Kate Bastien, Director of Administration and Registration
  • Derek Campbell, Director of Membership
  • Jennifer Gullins, Director of Communications
  • Sheila Guay, Director of Programs & Education
  • Allison Pangakis, Director of Programs & Education

Our core values are:


It goes without saying that our membership is the heart of our chapter and without their support and involvement in chapter operations, committee work and membership recruitment, we would not be where we are today as a chapter or have been able to provide as many member benefits, informative industry education and industry connections without you! Thank you for your continued support and commitment over the years. #weareises #isesri  

We are always seeking ways to improve our chapter operations, ideas for new special event and member meeting venues, educational presentation topics, sponsorship support and member benefits. Please share your feedback with us at info@isesri.org.

Our communications team sends out monthly save the date announcements about our upcoming programs and events, membership drives and other important membership information. If you do not receive our email communications, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming member meeting or special event. Check out our Events Calendar frequently for details.

On behalf of the ISES RI 2014-2015 Board of Directors, we look forward to seeing at an upcoming meeting or event and receiving your feedback and ideas.

Thank You,

Jennifer Fustino

P.S. If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while or have lapsed your membership, I encourage you to come to the next meeting as my guest so that we can reengage you with ISES RI! Email me in advance at info@isesri.org for arrangements and meeting details.


 Chapter of the Year – Spirit of Excellence 2010 – 2011 

Spirit of Excellence in Membership Growth 2009 – 2011

Spirit of Excellence in Programs & Education 2007-2008