APEX, N.C. (April 26, 2023) – Sally Webb, CSEP, Founder and CEO of The Special Event Company, was recognized at the North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources spring social of the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) department for her contributions to the event profession. During the event, Webb was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award (which she won in 2020, and the pandemic postponed the ceremony) from Jason Bocarro, Owens-Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership with a Global Perspective.
Sustained Outstanding Contributions
The award recognizes an individual who has made sustained outstanding contributions to the parks, recreation, tourism, event or sports profession at the state, national or international level. Bocarro recognized Webb, stating, “Despite leading one of the best experiential event agencies in the world and being recognized globally as one of the world’s leading event producers, Sally is extremely generous with her time. Be it mentoring young professionals, designing innovative educational programs for the next generation of event planners, or dedicating her efforts to raise money for Teen Cancer America.”
Alongside Webb’s award, the department also gave the 2021 award posthumously to Dave Olsen, the PNC Arena General Manager who worked 24 years with the Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena, who passed away in 2022.
Sally Webb Accepts The Award
Webb said, “I have been committed to PRTM for over a decade as a teacher, mentor and employer to many students within the program. The outstanding level of instruction they receive prepares them superbly for the workplace. It was a true honor to be recognized in this capacity.”
About The Award
The special recognition was established to recognize individuals who are not graduates of NC State. Past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include former Basketball Coach and Division I Director of Athletics Dr. Debbie Yow, former NC Senator Jim Kemp Sherron, and former PGA president Will Mann.
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About The Special Event Company:
The Special Event Company (TSEC) has provided exceptional strategic and creative delivery of meetings and events since our formation in 1987. The company executes global programs seamlessly from our Apex, N.C. headquarters. We offer a turnkey service for strategy development, creative and technical services, site selection, planning, logistics, A/V, virtual events and studio production, collateral and graphic design. Our team of professional producers effectively budget, design, source, contract, and execute award-winning programs which exceed clients’ goals and deliver excellent ROI.