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Ms. Lise A. Puckorius

Managing Director

Embark LLC

Direct Phone: (312) ***-****       

Email: l***@***.com

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Embark LLC

314 West Institute Place Suite 2E

Chicago, Illinois 60610

United States

Company Description

Embark's mission is creating value-added transactions for our clients. Our experienced team consults with various clients on cost savings, mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions in the live event and other industries. Our team has worked i ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

Orthopaedic Learning Center

The World's Leading Association Management Company

Director of Global Meetings and Events

A.T. Kearney Inc


Professional Conference Management Association

Board of Trustees
Meeting Professionals International

Advisory Boards

Industry Advisory Board
Anaheim’s Meetings

Customer Advisory Board
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide , Inc.

Member of the Board of Trustees
MPI Foundation

Member, Customer Advisory Board
Six Continents

Senior Vice President
SmithBucklin Corporation

Convention Supervisor


Bachelor of Arts

Western Michigan University

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The Embark Team [cached]

Lise A. Puckorius, CMP

Managing Director
With more than 25 years experience in the event and hospitality industry, Lise is responsible for developing and maintaining a strategic approach for Embark's client organizations and providing guidance for complex projects. In addition, she provides clients by utilizing her relationships with key members of the hotel, convention and meeting management companies. She has a proven track record of achieving growth and aligning business strategies to long-term goals of client organizations.
Prior to joining the Embark LLC team she was senior vice president at SmithBucklin, the world's largest association management firm where she managed the largest segment of the firm's business with staff of over 75. She served on the firm's executive committee, corporate management team and merger/acquisition team.
In addition to managing the event services team she created a new service unit with in the company, the Sales and Services Unit, which resulted in targeted efforts to increase revenue for the various client organizations at SmithBucklin.
She was involved in new business development, which included a corporate client who needed event management on a global level through Europe and Asia. Her background also included crisis management as she worked with a number of clients through recent natural and man made disasters that occurred during their events. During her tenure there she created an annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event for the company that not only raised funds for the largest food depository in the country but also increased individual charitable giving among the employees.
Prior to SmithBucklin, Lise worked at A.T. Kearney, Inc., where she was director of Global Meetings and Events. Previously, she served as a convention supervisor at SmithBucklin, after having spent five years with the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau as Director of Sales.
Lise is an active member of the meeting and event industry and currently serves on the Vancouver Meeting and Convention Customer Advisory Board and Anaheim's Meeting Industry Advisory Board. She also serves on the Medical Meetings Task Force for the Association Forum. She is a member of Professional Conference Management Association, (PCMA), American Society of Association Executives, (ASAE), Meeting Professionals International, (MPI), and the Association Forum of Chicago. She has served on the MPI Education Foundation as well as a number of MPI International Committees. Lise has also served as adjunct faculty at Roosevelt University and City Wide Colleges of Chicago.

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In June, Lise Puckorius, CMP, previously the Executive Vice President of Embark, LLC, was named CEO.

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Lise Puckorius, CMP, Chief Executive Officer, Orthopaedic Learning Center. Lise Puckorius has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Orthopaedic Learning Center. Ms. Puckorius was previously the Executive Vice President of Embark, LLC.

Event Commerce News Holiday Gallery Launched [cached]

"Whether you are looking for year-end corporate party entertainment, decorations, or client gifts, the Holiday Gallery is an innovative new service for corporate meeting and event planners to conveniently and easily shop online for the items they need right away," says Lise Puckorius, Executive Vice President of Embark.

The Holiday Gallery is an online shopping experience where meeting and event planners can find and buy everything they need from flowers and decorations to photography and entertainment. It's all available from one site, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
"Events during the Holiday Season have unique needs, and our clients often have special requests. This new Holiday Gallery is a great way to quickly meet their needs, and help the people who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy," says Puckorius.

Event Commerce News - 2012 [cached]

"Whether you are looking for year-end corporate party entertainment, decorations, or client gifts, the Holiday Gallery is an innovative new service for corporate meeting and event planners to conveniently and easily shop online for the items they need right away," says Lise Puckorius, Executive Vice President of Embark.

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