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The Team at Stone Fort Group

Our Team

Our team is small, our capabilities many. Our two founding partners – Sean Guerre & Brian Nessen lead a dedicated group of conference professionals – helping to stage events across the country and for different industry groups.

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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

Brian Nessen has over 20 years of management, sales, and marketing experience in B2B media. He is currently co-founder of Stone Fort Group and was most recently Vice President and Group Publisher at Access Intelligence. Prior to that he was Sales and Marketing Director at Atlantic Communications. He’s big on … read full profile

Sara Marchionda
Manager, Marketing Communications

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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

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

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

Robert Martin
Business Development

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Robert Martin has over 30 years of management, business development, sales, and purchasing experience in a multitude of industry sectors, including Oil/Gas and the Auto/Transportation industries. Career highlights include working with a team to achieve FDA drug approval for an emergency preparedness drug, rebuilding an industry icon trade show event … 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