David MerrellPresidentAOO Events, Inc.

Since founding AOO Events in 1989, David Merrell’s name has become synonymous with cutting-edge event design and production.

David and his team at AOO have been honored by a wide range of professional organizations with more than 25 International awards in a wide range of categories, a testament to the diversity and talent within his company. David himself was named Designer of the Year by Event Solutions Magazine and has taken home the prestigious Crystal Site Award from the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives.

Until recently he served on the ISES board as president of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter and currently sits on the Advisory Board of BizBash and Event Solutions and The Wedding and Event Institute.

In addition to his role as CEO and Creative director at AOO, David has led the industry into the age of social media with his award-winning and internationally recognized online magazine and special events industry forum, DesignDawgs.