Mark Catuogno, CGSP - President

Mark is an accomplished event professional who has earned a reputation for himself and his company, MC Event Consulting. Mark has over ten years of experience and has worked in all aspects of the industry.

After earning a Bachelors in Business Administration at Iona College, Mark’s passion for events and helping companies led him to serve in the private and non-profit sector. He has just earned his CGSP from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and is currently getting a double Masters in Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security at American Military University. Mark’s passion for events and safety has led him to obtain certifications in Crisis and Disaster Management at American Military University, OSHA, ALICE active shooter training, Communicating During Global Emergencies at Emory University, MPI- Emergency Preparedness For Meetings and Events, MPI- Event Crisis Communications Specialist.

Before devoting himself to his business full-time, he worked, planned, and consulted on events for major companies. Mark’s gift of organization, attention to detail, creative imagination, concept design, and contagious enthusiasm have earned him a reputation for unparalleled excellence as an event planner.

Recently Mark has been recognized as 25 Young Event Pros to Watch 2020 by Special Events and Rising Star by ILEA New York Metro chapter 2020. BizBash 500 2020’s Must-Know Event Pros in the U.S, Smart Meetings 2022 Meeting Professional of the Year