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David E. Merrell

CEO/Creative Director, AOO Events

David E. Merrell is CEO and creative director of Los Angeles-based AOO Events.

Since founding AOO Events in 1989, David Merrell’s name has become synonymous with cutting-edge event design and production. David and his team at AOO have been honored by a wide range of professional organizations with more than 25 International awards in a wide range of categories, including  the Special Events Gala Award--a testament to the diversity and talent within his company.

He has won prestigious awards including the Crystal SITE Award, the 2017 Klaus Inkamp Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by the International Live Events Association, and the 2019 Steve Kemble Leadership Award, presented at The Special Event 2019 global conference by the Steve Kemble Leadership Foundation.

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