Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP

Designer in Chief, Events of Distinction

Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP, is designer-in-chief of San Francisco-based Events of Distinction. A celebrated event trendsetter with more than 25 years of industry experience, Joyce has been honored with 15 Gala and Esprit awards, as well as 33 nominations. She is the founding president of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) and the founding director and instructor of the Wedding Planner Certificate Program, now offered online at California State University East Bay.  Joyce is the author of "Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding," an award-winning “how-to” book for couples and industry professionals alike.  Her ideas and events have appeared in more than 200 media outlets, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Huffington Post and

Joyce’s event planning talents first began to bloom at age 5, when she orchestrated a “Surprise Halloween Party” for her kindergarten class. The surprise was on her mother, when the entire kindergarten class showed up at her front door!

Portrait by Michael Weschler.

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