President CSEP, Creative Visions
Allin Foulkrod developed his love of event management at an early age. By the time he was a teen, he had already presented at hundreds of live and televised events as the President of DECA, a national student marketing and entrepreneurship group with 180,000 members. Allin learned what worked in events–and, more importantly, what didn’t. In the process, he developed a keen desire to make a difference whenever and wherever audiences gather. In 1989, Allin launched Creative Visions from his NC State dorm room, and under his direction, it has grown into an award-winning strategic event solution provider.
He continues in his role as President and visionary leader of the company, and provides the fuel for innovation, growth, extraordinary client satisfaction and retention. Business success for Allin relies on a commitment to learning quickly and helping others succeed. These tenets have provided him with the knowledge and experience to invest successfully in the growth of his team members and the industry in general. Allin is a sought-after industry expert, having served as instructor at Duke University and presented at numerous industry events. He has also operated programs in more than 15 countries, earned the professional designation of CSEP (Certified Special Event Producer), and received multiple International Live Event Association (formerly ISES) Esprit and regional awards.
A dedicated husband and father of three, Allin currently serves on several non-profit boards, including a college with 70,000 students and an equine ranch that provides healing for hurting children and their families. He has a BA in Communications from North Carolina State University and a self-designated Doctorate of Hard Knocks.