Evan is a current partner at iDEKO productions, a New York City based event production company focused on creating interactive and innovative consumer experiences for the entertainment, corporate and hospitality industries. At iDEKO, Evan is responsible for operations, logistics and planning for live event productions including experiential marketing activations, mobile marketing and tour vehicles corporate meetings and events. Evan’s expertise in event operations has been key to iDEKO’s success in executing some of NY’s largest and most complicated event productions to date, including the 2014 CBGB Music & Film Festival. Evan’s expertise in networking within government organizations has helped him excel and succeed in previous roles including heading up IBM’s business development strategy as the Chief Business Development Officer for the New York State Public Sector integrated account at IBM.
Prior to entering the private sector, Evan served under two NYC Mayors starting out in the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit as the Queens Unit Deputy Director then Special Assistant to the Commissioner and Director of Special Projects ascending up the ranks to serve as NYC DOT’s Deputy Manhattan Borough Commissioner and Acting Manhattan Borough Commissioner under then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. During the months following 9/11, Evan was asked to return to the Mayor’s Office to assist in the set up and day to day operational management of the city’s Family Assistance Center at the Lexington Avenue Armory and then at Pier 94 providing programmatic and legal assistance to families affected by the tragedy. Evan was promoted shortly after returning to DOT to be the Assistant Commissioner of multiple units including Special Events, Emergency Response and Communications.
In 2007 Evan was appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to serve as the first ever Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management, where he advised the Mayor on policy, planning, and operational matters common to the permitting, coordination, and implementation of street events and other activities in public spaces. Evan has served on multiple boards including NYC Fleet Week and the Advisory Board for the 2011 World Police and Fire Games. Evan currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Tri State Law Enforcement Foundation. Evan is the recipient of the Unites States Secret Service Honor Award presented by the Director of the USSS. Evan is a graduate of SUNY Old Westbury and completed graduate course studies in Transportation at NYU’s Rudin School for Transportation and Policy. Evan also holds multiple certificates from the NYPD Counter Terrorism Division and FEMA.
Thursday, November 16
2:00 - 2:50 PM