The dramatic setting--the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Calif.--gets its chic style with a palette of white and acid green.
Caterer Thank Goodness it's Sofia offers tuna tacos served on cut-out limes.
The popular menu also includes a duo of beef cheeks and prawns, corn-jalapeno flan, tortillas embellished with edible flowers, avocado butter, and Mexican butter cake topped with blueberries and cinnamon whipped cream.
A view of the salad course.
Sponsor Chameleon Chair debuts its sleek new X-back white metal chair (at left).
A dapper gray felt cover adorns a Chameleon chair.
Event leader William P. Miller welcomes guests.
Sponsor Kevin Dana of CORT Event Furnishings welcomes guests.
Debbie Meyers-Shock, CSEP, of Bravo Entertainment and the Steve Kemble Leadership Foundation, kicks off the big announcement.
Sassiest Lifestyle Guru himself--Steve Kemble--is about to announce this year's winner ...
Joann Roth-Oseary--founder of Someone's in the Kitchen and a SEARCH leader--accepts the Leadership Award from Kemble.
Speaker Joli Cooper-Nelson, national president of the Jack and Jill Foundation, describes what she has learned about the true nature of success.
Alma Derricks, vice president of sales and marketing for Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division, suggests ways to extend a business brand.
Tim Swift, founder and CEO of Bounce AEG, gives tips on envisioning the future.
And the powerhouse panel (from left): Brian K. Williams, president of Junior Achievement of Southern California; Bill Hammond, president, Hammond Entertainment; Tiffany Chalk, owner/director of Tiffany Chalk Events; Hannah An, restaurateur, Crustacean/House of An; Nikki Khan, founder, Exquisite Events; and Sharon Sacks, president, Sacks Productions.
Guests at the Leadership Luncheon at The Special Event 2017 in Long Beach, Calif.--spearheaded by William P. Miller--were treated to inspiring presentations and the naming of Joann Roth-Oseary for the Steve Kemble Leadership Award.
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