As 2017 comes to a close, and we gear up to begin a new year, we at CSI would like to take a moment and thank YOU – our vendor & hotel partners, our clients, and our colleagues – for making the year of our 30th Anniversary an amazing journey full of new adventures, a ton of exceptional experiences, and continuing to engage in our communities across the country.  We could not have done it without you!

And with the New Year upon us, we want to highlight some updates from the end of 2017.  We are pleased to announce some wonderful individual accomplishments as well as new additions to our ever-expanding family at CSI!


Pictured from top left: Carmen Ibarra, Leigh Trance, Rachel Carey. Picture from bottom left: Samantha Selzer, Michelle Sinofsky, Christina Cavazos.

In Florida, we are pleased to welcome Carmen Ibarra, Account Executive to our CSI Florida office in Miami. Bringing her experience in catering and events from Jungle Island and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida International University, we are pleased to have Carmen as part of our team.

On the national level, and already hard at work, you may have already met the wonderful Rachel Carey, who has joined our team as Vice President, National Sales for CSI DMC. Rachel’s extensive work with Hilton, serving on the pre-opening team of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, brings a great deal of insight, and we are happy to have her with us!

Joining the national presence as well, keep your eyes out for Leigh Trance, who joined us as Vice President of Sales, for CSI DMC. Leigh’s work with the Rocky Mountain markets, running both sales and production services, has been a wonderful addition to our growing nationwide presence.

In the Washington, DC area, Samantha Selzer, Event Manager is one of two new additions to the daily operations for CSI Washington, DC. Samantha is well-versed in managing group logistics and working to ensure the success of client programs, and we are very happy to have had her join us in 2017.

Bolstering the creative initiative in the same market, Michelle Sinofsky, Creative Services Coordinator is a recent addition to not only CSI Washington, DC but will be additionally supporting events and programs for CSI Baltimore. Having recently received her degree in Graphic Design from SCAD, Michelle brings a host of talents to our cutting edge proposal writing and design initiatives.

In the great state of Texas, we are also very pleased to welcome Christina Cavazos, Sales & Creative Services Coordinator as our newest member to join CSI Texas. Her business acumen and development has been recognized in the financial and technology markets, and her creativity has already brought proposals to a new level.


Pictured from top left: Aimee Pomelow, Jaclyn Carlisto-Harris, Melis Feingold. Pictured from bottom left: Anna Geer, Rachel Sieracke, Sarah Robertson.

With the New Year, new changes are also underway for internal promotions and changes for those who are already part of the CSI family. Kicking things off, we are happy to announce that Aimee Pomelow was promoted in 2017 to be our new HR Director for CSI DMC. Aimee joined us recently and has already shown tremendous growth and acumen in her work- we are excited to see what the future holds with this latest growth.

Exciting things are also happening in Florida. Jaclyn Carlisto-Harris has been promoted to Associate Director of Creative Services, CSI Florida in Orlando. With several years of experience as a Sales & Creative Manager, Jaclyn’s new role recognizes her innovative talents and client-oriented design that has led to multiple successful programs. In Miami, Melis Feingold has also been promoted, rising to Senior Sales & Creative Manager for CSI Florida in Miami.

In the nation’s capital, Rachel Sieracke was promoted to Event Manager, with CSI Washington, DC. Already a member of the city’s team, Rachel’s hard work and dedication to her clients, both in pre- and post- event production and management is recognized with this new promotion and title. Assisting with those programs, the ever-increasing need for staff is now supported by Anna Geer, promoted to Staffing Manager, CSI Washington, DC. Anna has already been a valued member of the DC team, and we look forward to her success in this latest role. On the creative side of things, and often seen documenting some of the wonderful happenings in the city, Sarah Robertson was promoted to Creative Services Manager, CSI DMC.

Bravo to all on their hard work, and wonderfully executed programs. We look forward to what the coming year will bring us, our colleagues, clients, partners, and friends!