Lesley Cohen (Managing Director& Founder: Lesley Cohen Weddings & Events, VenueSafari.com, DressSafari.com) brings over a decade of experience in the wedding and event industry. For the past seven years she has headed up her own wedding and event management and design company specializing in weddings for clients in Tampa, FL, Washington, D.C. Many of her weddings have been featured in magazines an
d blogs including Washingtonian Bride & Groom, The Knot DC, Brides Washington Magazines and Destination I Do Magazine’s blog. She was recently named as one of Washington, DC’s Best Wedding Planners by Washingtonian Magazine and has also been honored with The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2010 and Best of Wedding’s Editor’s Pick 2011 awards and WeddingWire.com Bride’s Choice Awards for 2011. Prior to starting her own company, Lesley worked on events for *NSYNC’s Challenge for the Children Charity, National Organization for Women, Hard Rock Hotel Orlando, The Christopher Reeve Foundation, SAIC, and USO Celebrity Entertainment. Lesley holds a Master’s Degree in Tourism Administration with a concentration in Event & Meeting Management from George Washington University’s School of Business and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida. She lives in Tampa, Florida with her cute husband, munchkin-faced babies and a dog that looks like a mop.