David E. Merrell
Since its inception in 1989, David E. Merrell, CEO & Creative Director of AOO Events, has taken the event industry by storm. With a name synonymous with cutting-edge and innovative event design and production concepts, Merrell has transformed the market and captivated audiences worldwide.
For over 25 years it has been David’s philosophy that “All special events truly demand a customized approach in order to fully achieve the client’s vision and purpose.” It is this vision, passion, and dedication, to each and every client that has inevitably led David E. Merrell and AOO Events, to become one of the most sought-after producers with a growing list of Fortune 500 and international corporations for product launches, corporate events, celebrity-attended fundraisers, and intimate weddings.
A pioneer of his time, Merrell and AOO Events have perfected the art of creating and designing that “wow” moment for each venture they pursue. David’s inspiration and eye for design has been recognized and praised by clients and colleagues alike. Industry recognition includes nine Gala awards, seven Esprit Awards, the prestigious Crystal SITE Award and being named “Designer of the Year” by Event Solutions magazine.
Merrell is regularly featured in numerous trade and consumer publications and is a popular industry speaker both nationally and internationally. David has served as president of the International Special Events Society of Greater Los Angeles and currently serves on the Advisory Boards for BizBash and The Wedding and Event Institute.
Please welcome to the stage, the man whose name has become synonymous with cutting-edge event design and production, Mister David Merrell.