Event Management

MEF19 is managed by an experienced team of professionals from MEF with decades of experience producing successful events in the communications industry. MEF’s great reputation and strong relationships with industry leaders, along with support from our members, has made MEF19 a reality. Our team is fully committed to delivering MEF19 as a professional, innovative, and unique event to bring industry experts together to exchange knowledge, network, and share ideas in this ever-changing industry.

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Kevin Vachon

MEF19 Executive Director

MEF Chief Operating Officer

Appointed as MEF COO in 2006, Kevin leads a team that build, support and scale the MEF’s ever-increasing mix of global programs activities. With a key objective of globalizing Carrier Ethernet and MEF standards, Kevin directs efforts to expand CE awareness, membership and program activities particularly into emerging markets. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, a senior MEF representative to the press and analyst community and oversees MEF liaison relationships with other associations and standards organizations.

Stan Hubbard

MEF19 Program Director

MEF Director of Communications & Research

Stan is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in industry analysis, forecasting, strategic marketing, and event programming. In 2013, he joined MEF, where he directs program development for MEF global networking events, manages press and analyst relations, and develops research initiatives to help accelerate MEF 3.0 adoption. Prior to MEF, Stan was a Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, where he focused on CE services and technology markets and SDN. He chaired ~20 major Light Reading CE events in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Before Heavy Reading, Stan was the director of market intelligence at Ciena.

Lori Vachon

Lori Vachon

MEF19 Project Manager

MEF Director Global Events

Lori has been with MEF since 2007. She has 20+ years experience managing all aspects of events in the Biotechnology and Telecommunications industries.

Currently, she oversees MEF's global events program managing partnerships with event organizers to expand awareness of MEF around the globe.  In addition, Lori is the overall Project Manager for MEF19 overseeing all aspects of the event, sponsor sales and sponsor relations. 

Cathleen Coneghen

Katie Billand

MEF19 Event Logistics & Sponsor Support

Events Manager

Cathleen joined the MEF in early 2019 as Events Manager. Cathleen is the Project Lead for MEF19 managing all aspects of the event including facilities and logistics management and working closely with sponsors. Cathleen has over 15 years experience working in the events field.