Francis Purvey named to BizBash list of Top 1,000 People in Events Industry

Vero Beach, Florida resident, Francis W. Purvey is celebrated as an event industry change maker.

BizBash, North America’s number one resource for event industry trends, ideas, and inspiration, has announced its 2019 list of Top 1,000 people in events. This anticipated list of event professionals from across the United States includes industry leaders from all backgrounds who are redefining live experiences—from fund-raising pros to festival organizers, caterers, tech gurus, event producers, and everyone in between.

“It is an honor to be included on this list again,” stated Francis Purvey, who is Executive Vice President of Sunlark Associates, a leading tourism and hospitality sales and marketing consulting group based in Vero Beach, Florida. He added, “This is a dynamic time with a changing workforce and genuine experiences as driving motivators for individual, group and incentive travel. We are happy to have been able to help organizations as well as destination stakeholders prosper through innovative thinking by our team.”

With a tourism and hospitality career in Bermuda, Florida and several Caribbean Islands, Purvey has had leadership roles in destination and resort management, marketing and sales and has received multiple industry awards and recognition for excellence.

“This year’s list of creative, smart, and strategic event industry professionals represents the best of the industry,” said BizBash editor in chief Beth Kormanik.  “We’re thrilled to recognize them as the BizBash 1000.” The “Top 1,000 People in Events” feature can be seen at as well as the 2019 Holiday/Fall Venues Issue print and digital editions of BizBash Magazine (

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