Jeff Hurt, DES, Executive Vice President at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Jeff Hurt joined Velvet Chainsaw Consulting in January 2010 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Education and Engagement. In 2011, he was recognized as the PCMA Educator of the Year and one of BizBash’s top Event Innovators.  In 2014, he was recognized as one of the meetings’ industry professional provocateurs and change agents by MeetingsNet and one of the top meetings professionals to follow in Twitter. In 2015, he was listed in Successful Meetings Magazine top 25 most influential people in the meetings industry.

Jeff has worked in leadership roles with five associations, five government organizations and several companies in the education, events and meetings departments, including Meetings Professionals International and Promotional Products Association International, one of the top 50 shows in the industry.