Blair’s Alumni Roundtable series continued on February 27 when Chrissy Devenny ’08, founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Dynamo Events, joined the Blair community via video conference to share her passion for the events industry. During the Roundtable, students had the opportunity to learn about Ms. Devenny’s company and career path and engage in Q & A. The Alumni Roundtable series was established during the 2017-2018 school year by Head of School Chris Fortunato, and it has since given students a unique view of fellow Buccaneers’ careers in a number of fields.
Ms. Devenny is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she studied cultural anthropology and markets and management studies. At the beginning of her career, she held business development roles at a New York City-based startup in the floral industry but quickly transitioned to the tech industry as a marketing event coordinator. She founded Dynamo Events in 2016 with a mission to “help modern marketers produce events that build brands and drive business.”
To date, Ms. Devenny has managed more than 150 events around the globe. In a recent interview, she noted that the career accomplishment of which she is most proud is “taking the leap to leave my cushy corporate job with colleagues I loved in favor of starting Dynamo.” Read more about Dynamo Events here.