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 served on the Advisory Board of Special Events magazine and the ISES board as president of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter.
He has led the industry into the age of social media with his award-winning and internationally recognized online magazine and special events industry forum, DesignDawgs.