Michele Stephenson

Founder of MDS Events


Michele Stephenson is Chief Event Strategist and Founder of MDS Events LLC, an Event Management Company established in April 2016 to serve the events and exhibition industry. The company is responsible for developing and evolving domestic and international scalable event formats in support of organization and corporate brands business objectives.

MDS Events, among its other activities, has negotiated and concluded for its clients many events in Europe, Caribbean, Mexico and the United States.

With over 25 years in the industry developing and leading events, Michele has served in many roles for Hotel Sales Management, Destination Management and Meeting Planning in a variety of senior level positions including Events Strategic Consultant, Director of Business Development, National Sales Director and National Sales Manager for several companies throughout the United States and abroad.

Michele attended Orange Coast College where she completed a degree in business. She is a member in good standing with SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Excellence) and MPI (Meeting Professionals International). 

A highly entrepreneurial individual, Michele founded MDS Events and named it in honor of her greatest achievements, her two sons. Dhane and Sean. Both reside in Huntington Beach, California, and serves as Michele’s biggest inspiration and motivators. Her love for family, along with her passion for event management, has earned her a strong reputation for producing top-tier events, building 100% of her business through referrals.

Michele is a native of Huntington Beach, California and a graduate of Orange Coast College. When Michele is not strategizing client events, she can be found running both national and international marathons, indulging in healthy vegetarian cuisine and circuit training at OrangeTherory Fitness. Michele also supports ASPCA, Humane Society and American Cancer Society.