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LEO Events Recognized at Rocky Top Business Awards

LEO Events Recognized at Rocky Top Business Awards

Global Events Agency honored at inaugural award ceremony on May 5, 2023

LEO Events, a leading global event agency, is proud to announce its inclusion in the first annual Rocky Top Business Awards. The prestigious awards program, organized by the Office of Alumni Relations at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, celebrates the outstanding achievements of businesses founded, owned, or led by UTK alumni. LEO Events, led by Principal Cindy Brewer, a University of Tennessee alumni, has been honored for its remarkable growth and success.

The Rocky Top Business Awards distinguish companies based on their three-year growth rate, calculated for fiscal years 2019 to 2021 using financial data submitted during the application process. Unlike other awards that focus solely on total revenue, the Rocky Top Business Awards prioritize growth as the key measure of success.

Cindy Brewer, Principal of LEO Events, expressed her excitement about the company’s recognition: “As a proud University of Tennessee alumna, it is a tremendous honor for LEO Events to be recognized at the inaugural Rocky Top Business Awards. This award underscores our commitment to growth, innovation, and excellence in our industry.”

The Rocky Top Business Awards serve as a platform for UTK alumni to showcase their entrepreneurial achievements, as well as a testament to the caliber of talent that the university cultivates. By recognizing alumni-led businesses, the awards program not only celebrates their accomplishments but also inspires and encourages the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.

Duane Wiles, associate vice chancellor of alumni relations, spoke to award winners and guests assembled over lunch about the impact the university’s network of leaders and entrepreneurs have on the world of business.

“It is an honor and privilege to be with you today as we celebrate some of UT’s most outstanding alumni and their businesses accomplishments,” Wiles said. “I want to congratulate this group of outstanding Rocky Top businesses on their success and continued growth. We all look forward to what the future holds.”

LEO Events has been at the forefront of the event management industry, delivering exceptional experiences and innovative solutions for clients worldwide. With their inclusion in the Rocky Top Business Awards, LEO Events solidifies its position as a leader in the industry and a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit fostered by the University of Tennessee.


For more information about LEO Events and their award-winning services, please visit www.leoevents.com or email llines@leoevents.com. For more information about the Rocky Top Awards, please contact Mallorie Mendence at mmendenc@utk.edu

About LEO Events (www.leoevents.com):

LEO Events, led by principals Cindy and Kevin Brewer and Kent Underwood, is a full-service brand-experience agency. Since its founding in 2012, the LEO Events team has showcased fresh and fearless creativity, inventive tactics, and an exceptionally collaborative approach. LEO’s increasingly diverse staff of more than 80 full-time employees is distributed across the country and in four offices – Memphis, Nashville, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, and its newest outpost in Asheville, North Carolina. LEO’s work is intentionally entrenched in the latest advancements, research, and data, ensuring that all events – virtual, live, and hybrid – uphold a strong connection between brands and people. LEO’s clientele includes national and international brands such as Walmart, AutoZone, Sherwin-Williams, Google, and Hilton.