Faith Gladden, CMP, CEM is the Co-Founder and President/CEO of Gladden & Associates Event Management. Faith is no stranger to conference and event planning, with over 20 years of working with corporations, nonprofit agencies, Christian ministries, and small businesses to plan conferences, special events, and meetings both domestically and internationally. She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and a Certified Exhibitions Manager (CEM) and is highly skilled in both live and digital/virtual event design, implementation, and production. Faith has always been passionate about hospitality and her purpose is fulfilled by bringing people together to do good things. She is motivated by creating opportunities to create positive change and diversity, equity and inclusion work is modeled throughout her personal life and professional work.
Faith is a member of the Reno Tahoe Customer Advisory Board and is also a member of the International Association of Exhibits and Events (IAEE), IAEE DFW Chapter, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Texas Chapter, and serves on the Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International DFW Chapter as the Director of Finance/Sponsorships.
Faith’s biggest areas of expertise are in hotel contract negotiations, sponsorship and exhibit sales, exhibit/table-top floor management, as well as finding ways to express her creativity through her design skills and putting her special “Faith stamp” on every event she plans.
When not at work, Faith can be found rolling on the floor laughing with her grandsons, singing at church, or hanging with her family and friends. Faith and her husband (and G&A Co-Founder) Ken have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren and live in Texas.
Ken Gladden, MBA is the Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations for Gladden & Associates Event Management. Ken has a Master's in International Business and Finance from University of Maryland University College, and a Masters in Accounting from DeVry University.
Ken brings over 20 years of accounting and finance expertise along with data systems and reporting infrastructure knowledge to G&A. His experience as a data system analyst and reporting acumen help G&A provide next-level survey data and post-event metrics for our clients. This, combined with his innate ability to clearly and concisely explain the event analytics, makes him an untapped resource for all our clients.
Ken can't wait to help bring your event strategy to the fore and help tell your success story through the use of data.
On a personal level Ken is married to the love of his life Faith and they live in Texas.
We also have a vast network of nation-wide contractors and vendors that we work with to support your events. We will provide additional details on all specific staffing personnel when submitting a proposal to your organization!