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The Team at Stone Fort Group

Our Team

Our team is small, our capabilities many. Our founder, Sean Guerre, leads a dedicated group of conference professionals – helping to connect communities, serve as a network information hub and organize events across the country.

Get in touch if you’d like to hear how we can help your organization connect & grow.


Sean Guerre is a media entrepreneur and currently is the co-founder of Stone Fort Group, a Digital and Live Event Media startup serving niche communities in the Industrial b2b marketplace. His claim to fame is serving as a former chairman of SISO-Society of Independent Show Organizers. He has worked in … read full profile

LaDonna Pettit
Director, Conferences & Operations

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LaDonna brings over 30 years of industry experience to Stone Fort Group — including lead roles in sales, marketing, planning & production, DMC, exhibits, tradeshows and A/V — giving her perspective on every aspect of the event business. This contributes to her holistic strategy and allows her to … read full profile

Shannon Aubrey
Conference Manager

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Shannon Aubrey is the Conference Manager at Stone Fort Group and works with the Operations Team to plan and execute all event details and logistics. Prior to becoming a meeting planner and joining the Stone Fort Group team, Shannon spent over 9 years with the YMCA of Greater … read full profile

Sara Marchionda
Manager, Marketing Communications

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Sara is the strategic messenger, news editor, social media lead and data manager at SFG. Now nearing her third year as part of the team, she’s had a hand in all areas of marketing for the portfolio of brands at SFG. From content development to the management of … read full profile

Westleigh Cutts
Marketing Coordinator

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Westleigh is the newest member of Stone Fort Group’s marketing team. As Marketing Coordinator she assists in drafting newsletters, designing social media posts and editing periodicals. With a background in public relations, Westleigh uses her strengths in copywriting and brand marketing to push SFG’s social media and email campaigns to … read full profile

Joe Warring
Business Development, WorkforceNEXT

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Joe has over 15 years business development and marketing experience. He has worked with recruiters and HR professionals throughout the globe during his years with Rigzone. Joe has a great passion for serving HR professionals is Director of WorkforceNEXT, created exclusively to serve North American Energy and Healthcare HR communities … read full profile

Julien DuPont
Business Development

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Julien has been involved with the sales, marketing and management of events serving a variety of industries for over 20+ years.  He has dedicated himself to continually trying to learn new things and taking on new challenges. Activities and hobbies like yoga, saltwater kayak fishing, skiing, cycling, hiking, cooking, humor, … read full profile

Drea Steichen
Business Development

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Drea is the Business Development Leads for our Innovate Energy Brand and she brings with her three years of business development, sales and marketing experience. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing from Mays Business School, she worked for Dell Computers in Austin, TX for … read full profile