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Hillary NeedlePresident Hillary Needle Events, Inc.
Hillary Needle, President of Hillary Needle Events Inc., has more than 20 years of senior management expertise in event planning. Her experience includes serving as the Director of Development for the American Heart Association and then as an Executive Vice President for eight years at a prominent event planning corporation active in fundraising event management for not-for-profit organizations. Hillary created Hillary Needle Events Inc. in 2009 to bring her creativity, passion and dedication directly to her clients. She brings organizational skills and staffing knowledge for a broad spectrum of special events that include large galas, golf outings, networking receptions, food tastings, fashion shows, art auctions and educational symposiums. Hillary is successful in developing and implementing strategies that help organizations brand and grow existing events in addition to building an event from concept to celebration.
In 2013 and 2015, Hillary was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business” by Long Island Business News. This prestigious award recognizes the significant contributions of women professionals to the region’s economy and to the communities in which we do business. LIBN also featured Hillary in the 2017 and 2018 Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services issues. In 2015, Hillary was selected as a “Long Island Power Woman in Business” by the Queens Courier Newspaper and Schneps Communications.
Hillary is a member of the 2016 class of Molloy College’s The Energeia Partnership, a leadership academy dedicated to identifying and addressing the serious, complex and multi-dimensional issues challenging the Long Island region. Hillary is a cum laude graduate of Hofstra University with a BA in Communications/Journalism. She is proud to give back by serving as President, The Lawrence Herbert School of Communications Alumni Association.