Ms. Drake brings more than 17 years of relevant experience to the role, which includes fundraising, event management, strategic planning, marketing, production and foundation management, and has served as the company’s president for 3 years.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
The Webster Group (“TWG”), which delivers event design, planning and production, public relations, graphic arts and fundraising services for their clients, announced today the appointment of Wendy Drake as TWG’s president and CEO. Ms. Drake brings more than 17 years of relevant experience to the role, which includes fundraising, event management, strategic planning, marketing, production and foundation management, and has served as the company’s president for three years. She replaces Lynda Webster who has served as CEO since she founded the company in 1995. Ms. Webster will remain with the company as Chairman.
“The Webster Group is a strong, successful and growing company thanks in no small part to Wendy. She’s smart, driven, detail oriented, a fine teacher, innovative and loyal. I have no doubt that she will take The Webster Group to the ‘next level’ to orchestrate the finest special events, conferences and government meetings within the entire U.S. and abroad. With Wendy running the day-to-day operations, I now have time to do what I most enjoy – collaboration with clients to design impactful events,” said Ms. Webster.
Ms. Drake's credentials include a long and successful association with TWG, starting with the firm in 2001. Since then, she has been an integral reason for the firm's extraordinary successes, working in various capacities including Marketing Director, Event Director, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
“The Webster Group is a continually evolving company,” said Ms. Drake. “I am thrilled to help lead our team as we work to build this brand nationally and globally within the non-profit, government and corporate sectors.”
Throughout her career, she has helped nonprofits think strategically and work smarter. With experience in all facets of nonprofit management, resource development and event management, Ms. Drake has worked with organizations to build more effective leadership and fundraising campaigns and to enhance efforts to raise major and planned gifts, as well as secure significant corporate and foundation support.
She is a member of ISES DC, Capital Speakers, Society of Government Meeting Professionals, and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). Ms. Drake received a Master’s of Business Administration from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science from Drury University.
As President and CEO of The Webster Group, Ms. Drake holds management responsibilities for the company's overall performance. In addition to her duties as President and CEO, Ms. Drake leads the government contracts division of TWG. She works with TWG's talented teams to create, implement and sustain strategies that produce greater ROI with measurable results for their clients.
About The Webster Group
The Webster Group is a woman owned, global event planning, production and fundraising agency that provides award-winning, innovative and cost-effective solutions to corporate, non-profit and government clients. Our portfolio includes over 600 events attended by U.S. presidents and first ladies, foreign heads of state and ambassadors, government and political figures, military leaders, entertainers and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
These events, ranging in size from 10 to 43,000 attendees, include dedication and commissioning ceremonies, galas, concerts, multi-day conferences and conventions, and meetings for global advisors and international delegations.