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Meet The Team

Dawn Walton Joann Craft

Dawn Walton, President, CMP

Dawn Walton has over 22 years of experience as a leader in the events industry and has produced events from multi day conferences to large industry awards galas to multi city road shows. Dawn's responsibilities include event strategy, content development, video production, audio/visual and staging, marketing and audience development, web site development, logistics, site inspections and flawless on site management.

Dawn has been creating and executing events in the IT reseller channel since 1993 for Everything Channel (formally the CMP Channel Group) and was the creator of such success events as the VARBusiness500, Annual Report Card, CRN Fast Growth and number road shows and conferences. In addition, she has run multiple events and road shows in the electronics, banking, financial services and software and outsourcing industries. In addition, Dawn was the marketing manager for VARBusiness and managed all custom publishing for the Channel Group.

Dawn has deep experience in the area of video production. The majority of events in the IT reseller market had a video component as part of the content and/or entertainment. She was responsible for finding the production company and creating the storyboards and scripts for the video. She hands on manages film crews and editors. Her latest video was a touching behind the scenes looks at the IT channel coming together to help the citizens of New Orleans rebuild with Habitat for Humanity. The video was filmed on location, edited on site and then shown the next night at channel industry gala. Dawn has a BS in Marketing and MBA from CW Post University.

Joann Craft, Executive Administrative Assistant

Joann joined Total Event Solutions in 2008 as Office Manager and Administrative Assistant. Joann works alongside President and Owner Dawn Walton on event and marketing related projects. Joann is originally from New Hyde Park, New York but has spent the last 45 years on Long Island's North Shore with her husband and two children. Joann enjoys spending time on her boat with her family, her two yellow labs and new baby Yorkie Samson.