Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP – Mark Sonder Productions
Industry expert, author, speaker, professor and named “Meeting Industry Guru” by Successful Meetings and Meeting News Magazines, Mark Sonder, Certified Special Events Professional, has worldwide experience in the strategic planning, development and management of multi-million dollar entertainment programs.
Sonder is the Chief Entertainment Officer at the award-winning entertainment agency Mark Sonder Productions, Inc., celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015.
He has authored the full-length hardcover book on entertainment programs and operations, entitled, “Event Entertainment and Production” (Wiley & Sons). He has spoken from The Philippines to Trinidad and across the USA.
Mark acquired ViewPoint International Event and Destination Management Company, New York City’s full-service premier DMC in 1997. ViewPoint custom designed and produced programs, special events, spouse programs, tours, transportation, show and sporting program tickets. They also contracted venues for meetings, conventions, trade shows, exhibitions and incentives. Sonder sold his company 10 years later.
He is a Lecturer of Tourism Studies at The George Washington University’s Master of Tourism Administration’s Degree Program in Washington DC. In addition, Sonder taught at the Harrah’s Hotel School at UNLV for 6 years.
He was a founding member of the International Special Events Society and belongs to a number of professional industry associations.