Rachel Bandarenko

EVP of Creative and Strategic Growth
Creative Services

Rachel is a meeting and event industry veteran with over twenty years of experience in event design and production, project management and creative services. She is a student of Design Theory and has adapted its principles to meeting and event design. Rachel believes great experience design puts the attendees and client’s needs and desires first and foremost. And that a great designer is an empathetic designer.

Her experience in the meeting and event industry includes producing events for a long list of clients, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Adweek, Bayer, HBO, Choice Hotels, Gordon Food Service, SoCalGas, Western Union, Disney, Morgan Stanley, and the New York Yankees. Rachel is known for her personal tagline “I create goosebumps”.

Professional Accomplishments:

Connect Corporate 15 Over 50
Outstanding Leadership, Association of Jr Leagues International
Drama Desk Unique Theatrical Experience
Bucknell University Young Alumni Award


Bucknell University
DesignLab, UX Academy

I bring a diverse perspective to my work and my life. I’m an industry veteran with the spirit of a GenZ and the disruptive nature of a Millennial. I never turn down an invitation, but am happiest when I’m in bed before 10 pm. I was raised on a farm in the middle of nowhere and can handle a shotgun, but my closet is full of designer dresses and 4-inch heels. I am a study in contrasts.