MEET OUR TEAM

KENNETH JONES
KENNETH JONES Managing Director
Keeper of the dynami Flame

KENNETH JONES

Ask Kenneth to describe himself, and he’ll likely downplay the attributes often cited by the many clients and colleagues who’ve lavished high praise on our Founder and Managing Director. After all, Kenneth doesn’t believe in resting on laurels—a fact reflected in his impressive career path.
Early on, Kenneth made a name for himself “across the pond” in the fast-paced world of international hotel management. It wasn’t long before this native of Ireland could be found orchestrating large-scale, VIP meetings; as well as corporate functions and sporting events for a variety of high-profile clients throughout Europe and the United States.
With razor-sharp business acumen and a strong foundation in sales and operations, Kenneth has shared his many talents with a variety of top-notch clients and organizations, including Allstate, American Honda, Assurant, Bridgestone Golf, Church’s Chicken, Equifax, Jones Lang LaSalle, Microsoft, and SunTrust, to name a few.
Kenneth also has a genuine, passionate commitment to community outreach, volunteer work, and education. He has served as President of the Georgia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and as a Board Member at Hands on Atlanta.
The one thing all dynami clients all have in common — their high praise and respect for the man behind dynami’s signature lightning bolt.
JULIE THOMPSON-WHELAN
JULIE THOMPSON-WHELAN Vice President, Operations and Production
Chief Get-It-Done Officer

JULIE THOMPSON-WHELAN

As Vice President of Operations, Julie Thompson-Whelan is responsible for the growth of the operations team that produces the high-quality meetings and events dynami is known for. In her previous position as Director of Corporate Events at New York-based Infor (the third-largest provider of enterprise applications and services), Julie was responsible for producing events. This included annual user conferences with as many as 6,000 attendees, international incentive programs, and regional sales meetings throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
Julie earned her Business Administration degree with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the College of Charleston. When she accepted an internship with the South Carolina Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel, the hospitality industry had her hooked!
ARIELLE GALIMIDI, CMP
ARIELLE GALIMIDI, CMP Manager, Event Marketing
Princess of Meeting Planning

ARIELLE GALIMIDI, CMP

As Manager of Event Marketing, Arielle is responsible for executing and coordinating all logistics related to dynami meetings and events. Before joining dynami, Arielle worked as an Event Manager for DentalXP, a global dental education company with 100,000 members. For three years, she managed the company’s annual Global Symposium.
Prior to her event planning career, Arielle worked in sales for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the largest boutique hotel chain in the United States. While there, she was responsible for managing the contracting process for the Regional Sales Team and the company’s 12 properties in Washington, DC.
Since moving to Atlanta, Arielle has been heavily involved with the Georgia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (GaMPI), and currently serves as Communications Liaison for the Special Events Committee.
Arielle earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and received her Certified Meeting Professional designation in January, 2014.
LAURIE FIELDS
LAURIE FIELDS Director, Event Marketing
Production Guru

LAURIE FIELDS

A glimpse into Laurie’s home life is perhaps all you need to understand why she’s one of our greatest assets at dynami. Managing her three young boys is a lot like managing an event—sometimes manic and often unpredictable, but always an awesome adventure.
In her role as Event Marketing Manager Director, Event Marketing, Laurie focuses on all aspects of program management for some of our most loyal clients, including Jones Lang LaSalle and Zaxby’s. After beginning her career in the publishing industry, Laurie arrived in Atlanta just in time for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games where she continued her career developing incentives and meetings for various clients in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries.
Since then, she has honed her skills in all areas of program operations with expertise ranging from Account Management to Purchasing to Billing – and seemingly everything in between. Fast forward to the present and Laurie has more than 17 years of marketing, management, public relations, and event planning and production experience. You can understand see why she’s one of our most vital team members; helping our clients plan and execute programs, ranging in size from 12-550 attendees to more than 5,000, throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and many other international destinations.
MEGAN PERKS, CMP, CMM
MEGAN PERKS, CMP, CMM Manager, Event Marketing
Martha Stewart Stunt-Double

MEGAN PERKS, CMP, CMM

As a Manager of Event Marketing for dynami, Megan focuses on project management and places a strong emphasis on customer service and collaboration with all program stakeholders.
Megan began her career in the hospitality industry as a Conference Services Manager working with corporate and association planners, then later moved on to Corporate Meeting Planner positions in the technology and medical fields. She is an accomplished Project Manager who continues to demonstrate her creativity, resourcefulness, and drive.
Megan earned her Certified Meeting Professional designation in 2005, followed by the prestigious Certification in Meeting Management in 2010. On a lighter note, Megan is dubbed “Martha Stewart” by her meeting planning peers. No detail goes unnoticed … “and that’s a good thing”.
KATHRYN HONAKER
KATHRYN HONAKER Digital Marketing Manager
Art Expert

KATHRYN HONAKER

Kathryn’s role is to keep you informed. From company updates to publishing Kenneth’s expert advice on our blog to connecting with you on our social networks, her goal is to provide you with all the resources you need to be a successful meeting and event professional.

Prior to working with dynami group, Kathryn earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Georgia Southern University. She then went on to develop her experience by working with a community bank, REIT (real-estate investment trust) company, full service exhibit house, and now dynami group.

When Kathryn isn’t logged in you can find her unwinding with one of her art projects. She says it’s the best way to get the creative juices flowing.
ASHLEY BOTHWELL
ASHLEY BOTHWELL Graphic Designer
Crayola Activist

ASHLEY BOTHWELL

In her role as Graphic Designer, Ashley not only brings high-level creativity and imagination to her design work, she is incredibly detail-oriented and works very quickly – a truly valuable skill in the meetings and events industry where things move quickly and last-minute changes are the norm. Perhaps her greatest skill is the ability remain calm and focused during these challenging times and demanding deadlines while still delivering design excellence.
Ashley’s career includes stops at a handful of agencies where she honed her craft and developed her design expertise and style. Her career began as a Marketing Coordinator before she became an Art Director, and later a Manager of Design & Brand Positioning. She has also worked as a freelance graphic designer.
Ashley attended Florida State University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Media Production & Film Studies.
TARVER LOWE
TARVER LOWE Video Producer
Maestro of Movie Magic

TARVER LOWE

Pay no attention to the man behind the camera!
Tarver is dynami’s free-spirited Video Producer and he’d rather keep your attention focused on his mesmerizing camera work and on our multimedia presentations. Tarver truly brings a “wow!” factor to any program, delivering exceptionally creative video.
Tarver’s fascination with video is rooted in his desire to entertain and inform, combined with a natural artistic aesthetic. After graduating from Emory University in 1995, he decided to pursue a career as a video editor. Soon thereafter, his ambitions led him to a career as an independent Producer/Director, creating presentations for McKesson, Cox Communications, Cox Enterprises, Piedmont Hospital, and Delta Airlines.
Perhaps his greatest contribution comes from the ability to respond quickly and effectively to constantly changing client needs (an inevitability in any video project). Tarver’s mastery of digital editing systems, combined with his expertise behind the camera, yields results that leave our clients breathless!
When he’s not busy bringing clients’ visions to life onscreen, an ideal evening for Tarver consists of quiet time at home with his wife and son and their menagerie of family pets.
ANGEL BRUCE, CPA
ANGEL BRUCE, CPA Manager, Accounting
Baroness of the Bottom Line

ANGEL BRUCE, CPA

In her role as Manager of Accounting, Angel is responsible for “keeping the books” and ensuring all financial matters stay on track.
Angel is a veteran in the accounting world, having worked in public accounting for more than 20 years. She worked for Anderson, Hunt & Company, where she focused on auditing, reviews and compilations, taxation of individuals and corporations, and client accounting. She has served clients in a variety of industries, including retail and wholesale sales, manufacturing, engineering, international import/export, auto dealerships, technology, hospitality, marketing, non-profit entities, healthcare, and legal and professional services.
A dedicated volunteer in the Atlanta community, Angel graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management. While attending KSU, she also served as an Accounting Assistant at Price Waterhouse.