Team

We at PPL Events, Inc. look forward to getting to know you. Reach out to us to learn more about our capabilities, credentials, and services.

DIEGO ERREA

VP OF OPERATIONS

Diego Errea comes from an extensive background in experiential marketing, strategy, operations, and hospitality. Having worked over 15 years with the biggest players in a variety of industries, he possesses the experience to manage the most difficult, challenging activations, with a critical eye on presentation, team development, and strategic goal. Diego has taken a leading role in the creation and expansion of other experiential marketing agencies and has the necessary tools and knowledge to support the direction and find the efficiencies needed to increase the value of the service offerings of PPL Events, Inc.

AHMAD BARQAWI

VP OF LOGISTICS

Ahmad Barqawi has a diverse background in labor logistics, operations, and hospitality management amongst some of the largest companies in the world.  Starting at Johnson & Johnson in Human Resources and Logistics, he has been in charge of planning company-wide events; this began to structure his love of event planning along with the ins-and-outs of experiential marketing.  With well over 10 years of event and marketing experience, Ahmad’s principles of quality and integrity are consistent throughout any project he contributes to. Whether it be a small cocktail party or a complex experiential activation, his personal investment in every project drives his passion to produce successful events.

NATHALIA THOMPSON

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

Nathalia Thompson has years of experience in the event management and logistical fields. Nathalia meets the needs of both clients and staff through her attention to detail and dedication to her work.  Both a staffing and event manager, she has developed a sophisticated skill set for effortlessly being able to match the personality of staff to the strategic goal of an event. She is adept at acknowledging changing circumstances and always maintains an upbeat and can-do attitude which allows her to run events smoothly from conception to completion. Nathalia has become the go to event lead for off-site and heavily built-out events with numerous brands. 

THOMAS THOMAS JR.

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Thomas Thomas Jr. hails from a career in operations, production, and event management. He has worked for and with top tier media, cosmetic, and music based companies. His 20+ years of experience has enabled him to plan, execute, and effectively lead small & large teams with confidence. These areas include event staffing & management, non profit disaster relief groups, inventory management, purchasing & disbursement, product launches, festival management, and large scale art installations. With a passion for these areas his ability to lead teams effectively is respected by both clients and staff for getting the job done.

Sanaz Lemoine

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Sanaz Lemoine has over a decade experience in hospitality, logistics, event and experiential management.  She excels in planning, managing, coordinating and executing marketing activities for the tech, media, pharma and consumer goods industry. Recently, she has managed multi-market activations working with brands such as Facebook, Google, T-Mobile, Royal Caribbean, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung and Unilever. Sanaz enjoys managing programs, productions and experiential events. She has become a leader in Covid Compliance, developing operations plans with private property, production sets, and events. She has a passion for traveling and is a diehard foodie.

Luisa Sabella

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Luisa Sabella continues a long and varied career in hospitality, medical recruiting, event planning, theatrical management and the performing arts. Always ready for a new adventure, she believes in approaching all situations with an open mind and heart, with the motto that anything can be accomplished with a little kindness and an awesome Excel spreadsheet. Currently stationed at Chelsea Market, she is proud to be a part of The PPL team maintaining and upholding COVID compliance, safety and operations at this NYC landmark.

DARREL PENDERGRASS

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Darrel Pendergrass has a background of 10 years in experiential marketing and promotional events.  He’s been a key part of some of the biggest events throughout various industries from media, to sports, music and health.  Darrel loves being on the ground and working through logistics and operations to create effective and consistent consumer experiences.  With an additional background in TV and Film production, he also has a keen eye for detail, presentation, and assessing impact and potential reach of any activation or marketing strategy.  Darrel is a client favorite because of his attention to detail, quick-wit sarcasm, travel stories, and overall ability to create a pleasing experience for both consumer and coworker.

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