20 minutes in 2020 (EP2 with Jeff Durocher on Virtual Team Building Events)

April 7th, 2020 | hereschicago

Release: 4/7/20

Jim Grillo, CMP, President of Hereschicago.com hosts a brand new series called 20 MINUTES IN 2020. It’s a quick 20 minute interview with event planners, meeting planners and hospitality professional suppliers and service providers. 

WE’RE SEEKING event & hospitality professionals to share their wisdom, new programs, inspiration and ingenuity. Email: jim@hereschicago.com if you would like to be considered for an interview.  

Hosted by: Jim Grillo, CMP, President, Hereschicago.com

Jeff Durocher Bio:

Jeff Durocher is the President of U.S. Poker & Casino Parties headquartered here in Chicago.  Jeff has been in and out of the hospitality industry his whole life.  Starting as a child in the carnival business, moving into food and food services operations at his entrepreneur fathers various store fronts to selling and delivering product to venues – all before heading off to college.  After college he transitioned into the professional services world where he eventually became the Chief Marketing Officer of an international consulting firm.  During his tenure he helped build and grow the companies brand thorough events—sponsoring, presenting, hosting and promoting events of all sizes.  Under his leadership, the firm was regularly quoted in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune and the Financial Times and has a presence at several C-level conferences.  The company eventually became well known throughout the world as THE gold standard in CEO Succession.

Jeff was also a founding member of the CMO Roundtable which is an exclusive group of CMOs at Professional Services firms.  He is also active in the Association of Management Consultants (AMCF) as a panelist, speaker and lead for their Chicago Committee.

Jeff has a B.S. degree in Marketing from DePaul University.  Away from the office, he enjoys watching sports and taking in the recent political theater.

Contact Jeff directly of U.S. Poker & Casino Parties if you have questions or would be interested in learning more about their virtual team building programs.


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