EBD’s designers, technicians and managers possess years of hands-on experience and will serve as a seamless extension to your team. While industry knowledge is a key component of success, EBD’s clients are provided with a consistent and dedicated team that is fluent in varying business practices and preferences, and will deliver an exceptional result to every event.
Vinodhini (Vinnu) Kudva
President and CEO
Vinnu is a senior-level executive who has planned and marketed a multitude of cultural and corporate events. She has worked with:
- Government agencies: Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Transportation, National Archives
- Museums: Chicago’s Field Museum, Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, Israeli Antiquities Museum
- Embassies: Norway, Morocco, Ecuador, Japan
- Tourism organizations: SpanAir, IcelandAir, Oslo Promotion, Moroccan Tourism Board
- Non-profits: Loudoun Youth, Lorton Foundation for the Arts, Washington Women’s Foundation, Pratham, South Asian American Leading Together
- Fortune 500 companies: Microsoft, Swatch, McDonald’s
Vinnu has developed marketing programs that create brand awareness and drive traffic and sales. Her programs have ranged from brand advertising to sampling programs to public awareness programs. Her previous employers include British Standards Institute, Washington, DC’s historic Union Station, The Mills Corporation, Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries and Ruder Finn. Vinnu received her Bachelor’s of Science from Vanderbilt University and her Master’s of Public Administration from Tennessee State University.
Pramod R. Kudva
Chief Technology Officer
In today’s ever-changing world of technology, Pramod Kudva devises tools and solutions that streamline database management, effectively integrate technological tools and drives business objectives for his clients. Pramod has over 11 years of experience in design, development and support of Client/Server and Web Applications working with clients such as the U.S. Patent &Trademark Office (USPTO) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pramod received his Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT (National Institute of Technology) in India and his Masters of Science in Computer Science with specialization in Networking/OS from Portland State University.
Our New York Team – Promotions & Logistics
Events by Design has a promotional and logistical team in the New York-New Jersey area led by Tom Hennigan. Tom is a senior level, independent marketing consultant and promotions strategist for leading public relations and promotion agencies, as well as representing a limited list of corporations on a direct basis. Previously, Hennigan was Sr. Vice President, Promotions, of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, where his responsibilities Included overseeing all radio promotions, contest and sweepstakes, mobile marketing projects and the production of all events designed to drive client media exposure. With a strong and encompassing background in sports, special events, entertainment, licensing, and consumer and packaged goods marketing, Hennigan brings more than 20 years of promotion experience to his clients. Hennigan has an uncanny knack for being able to shape and develop an otherwise simple promotion into a fully integrated and “mediagenic” event, capable of gaining the attention of both media and consumers. His clients over the years includes: Coca-Cola, Castrol, Kodak, Fujifilm, Caltrate, Bahamas Tourism, NTRA, Georgia-Pacific, Kraft, Ericson, KFC, FTD, ING, GMR, Turner Broadcasting, AT&T, Georgia Dept. of Tourism, Days Inns of American, Pontiac Motorsports, Orkin, Universal Studios/Pepsi, ConAgra Foods, Texaco (star Enterprise), HFS/Cendant, Expedia, Intel, Microsoft and many more.