Lenny Talarico, Executive Director, MGM Resorts Event Productions
Lenny oversees MREP’s operational departments, leading the team in developing strategic partnerships and custom inventory, ensuring the production of successful events. With a background in theatre and live entertainment production, he brings decades of experience to clients and the team, producing events in Las Vegas, nationally, and in destinations such as Cancun and Shanghai. He has also directed several high-profile event openings for the company such as Park Theatre, MGM National Harbor and MGM Springfield. Lenny has been recognized with numerous industry honors and is a two-time Esprit Legacy Award recipient through the International Live Event Association (ILEA) and was profiled in Biz Bash Magazine as “one of the most innovative people in events.” A Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) and a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), he teaches at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) leading the event design and production curriculum developing the next generation of event professionals.