Eddie Fam, Chief Visionary Officer
In 1997, Eddie Fam began his career in event management as a student at George Mason University where he booked The Roots for one of his first music festivals. In 2000, Eddie signed a local band named SEV to a major record deal with Jimmy Iovine and Geffen Records. This landed them a commercial for Pepsi Blue which aired during the MTV Music Video Awards.
In 2001, Fam helped coordinate a fundraising campaign for Coptic Orphans in Egypt which generated more than $1 million dollars. In 2005, Eddie was selected for Bono’s ONE Campaign to serve as a US Delegate to help promote the “Commission for Africa”. One’s effort increased global funding to the world’s poorest people by $50 billion. As a Managing Partner of iKY Clothing in 2008, Fam was involved with charitable campaigns that included celebrities such as Sir Richard Branson, Maroon 5, Quincy Jones, Rob Thomas, Linkin Park, Don Cheadle, Paula Abdul, Beyoncé, and Dave Matthews Band.
Eddie’s greatest passion is serving as the Founder of Meant 2 Live Foundation, an organization that has impacted more than 1,000 impoverished youth in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Zambia, Africa. Fam also launched a ministry called Splendor Productions which utilizes the universal power of music to inspire and empower individuals living in poverty, addictions, and prisons around the US. As a socially conscious leader, he is also the creator of Networking 4 Good, a series of events in the DC Metro area that benefit both business and nonprofit communities.
Christine Fam, Director of Operations
Previously having worked for start-ups, Christine thrives on the unequivocal pace of new ventures as well as organizing the chaos that ensues. With over 16 years of experience in business operations and human resources, she is an operational veteran. She holds a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Criminology, as well as Master’s level certificates in Project Management and Homeland Security Management. As IMPACT’s Director of Operations, she is excited to use her expertise in workflow analysis and business strategy.
An adventurer with a passion for saving the world, Christine loves grammar, cleaning, jigsaw puzzles, and Excel spreadsheets. She has panache for traveling, both domestically across the United States by car and internationally via all methods minus ballooning. Motto: “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:9,10) Christine uses this as motivation in her service as Operations Director of Meant 2 Live Foundation.
Nicole Warshowsky, Event Manager
Nicole has had a passion for events ever since she was in middle school. When attending bar mitzvahs, sweet 16’s and weddings, she would immediately look around the room and think about all the different ways she would have changed it if it were her own event. Nicole graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Communications. She has had internships in the marketing, public relations and events industries, which ultimately led her to DC to explore new opportunities that would reflect her experiences and skills.
Since her move to DC, she has helped plan some of the most prestigious events, including fortune 500 companies and international embassies. Her creativity stems from daily scrolls through Pinterest and Instagram looking for the newest and greatest trends. When Nicole is not planning an event or making mood boards for fun, you can find her making her way around DC’s finest restaurants or traveling all around the world. She has traveled to over 12 countries and plans to keep increasing that number. Nicole’s favorite part about the job is seeing her clients look around the room after setup and smile. Knowing that she is making other people happy, makes her ecstatic!
Julie Vient, Wedding Planner
Julie has been working as an event planner since 2012. She has helped to run not only weddings but concerts and fundraisers. It was at an early age while playing the piano for special events and weddings that Julie first realized her love for creating memorable moments and experiences. Over the years Julie began to work in events on a part time basis both in floral services and as a musician while graduating with a master’s degree in piano from the University of Miami in 2003.
She went on to develop strong communication, project management and customer service skills in the corporate setting. Her diverse background uniquely positions her to provide creative solutions and quickly address issues that may arise throughout the course of an event. Her organization and attention to detail provides a stress-free experience while her creative background ensures your day is uniquely special and exactly as you want it!
Maria Jacoby, Event Planner
Maria has over a decade of experience in event management, project management, consulting, organization, and leadership. She utilizes these skills on each event she directs and brings an unmatched attention to detail. Maria brings an extensive knowledge of event vendor options in the Washington, DC area and is a fierce negotiator for her clients, ensuring they receive the best price and service available.
An expert in event management, clients value Maria for the quality and delivery of her events. Her approach brings both a calmness and assurance to her clients throughout the planning and execution process. Her ability to incorporate even the smallest details enhance each event and highlight Maria’s passion for taking an event from “good” to “great.” Maria is known for her creative flair and ability to design and execute one-of-a-kind events that reflect the values of her clients. She has a passion for perfection and unique talent for creating individualized and memorable events.
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