About

Founded and led by owner Amanda Gourgue in 2008, Meeting Revolution’s expertise includes a multidisciplinary team of content experts representing event and marketing services

Amanda Gourgue, Chief Meeting Revolutionist aka "Owner" (she/her)

Amanda has more than twenty years of experience within the hospitality and nonprofit industries. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hotel/Restaurant-Institutional Management from Johnson & Wales University, a Master’s of Business Administration degree with a focus in Sustainability from Antioch University New England and a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School.  She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).  Amanda has the honor of being the first CMP in the world to receive a LEED AP.  

She has consulted, presented, and written articles in the areas of marketing, corporate responsibility, healthy buildings and event planning. In addition, she served on several committees to help create the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards and the ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System Standards.  Amanda also served as a judge for the IMEX-GMIC Green Awards for eight years.  

Andrea Lee, Social Media Guru (she/her)

Andrea is a guru for all things public relations and design services including branding audits, strategy development, and design consulting, specializing in working with entrepreneurs and change-makers in the healthcare, construction, education, performing arts, and technology sectors. 

Kristy George, Director of Storytelling (she/her)

Kristy George is a longtime journalist and writer, penning blogs for local newspapers and magazines for her local community. She brings a diverse set of skills to the position, including more than 20 years as a communications and marketing professional. A previous communications director at the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, a conservation nonprofit, Kristy has also served as the former Executive Director for a local childcare nonprofit and for the front office of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kristy is active in several community initiatives in her community including the Mid-Shore Character Counts! program and local Little League. Kristy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University and is working toward a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland. She lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with her husband, Kevin and two sons. She also owns a small photography studio and travel planning business.

Serena Lavoie, Business Operations Specialist (she/her)

Serena Poulin is a recent college graduate that has been with Meeting Revolution since 2021. She is passionate about helping others and developing within her career field. As the business operations specialist, Serena provides support to help things run smoothly and stay organized.

In her free time, you can find her crafting something new, or enjoying a really good book!

Alex Evans, Graphic Designer (she/her)

Alexandra Evans has over ten years of experience working within the design industry after completing a degree in Graphic Communication (Hons) at The Atrium, Glamorgan University. After graduating in 2009, Alex cut her teeth at several print houses, gaining valuable experience and a passion for all things printed. Fast forward eight years, and having worked in a variety of in-house design departments, Alex now specializes in bringing a consistent visual brand to life throughout all aspects of her clients' touchpoints, from their social media memes through to their printed marketing, ensuring that their message speaks clearly to their audience.

Shoshanna Freedman, Graphic Designer (she/her)

Shoshanna Freedman enjoys long walks in nature, doodling on scraps of paper, and deep conversations with my cat. She has been a graphic designer for the last seven years and especially loves working in the outdoor industry. In addition to outdoor performance companies, She has done work for natural food, non-profit, and software brands. One of her favorite things about design is learning about and adapting to new industries and brand aesthetics. She is a sucker for design that’s not afraid to have fun and plays in the world of whimsy. Let’s work together and make something great!