Leah Mercado, CMP
Vice President, Connections
Leah Mercado’s career spans over 20 years, 6 continents and innumerous cultures. The bulk of her career has been linked to events and experiences ranging from 20-person meetings to 7000+ expositions and conferences (in-person and virtual) in the government, corporate and non-profit sectors. In her career, she has managed events for various heads of state around the world - with or without protocol direction. Her learning/education program experience includes partnerships with some of the most trusted learning institutions in the world and the most innovative speakers and artists. She has learned to create influence and forward movement for all audiences - including government clients, entrepreneurs, partners, vendors, and event attendees. Not to mention, all while considering cultural nuance in those negotiations no matter how simple or complex.
In her current position as Vice President of Connections at the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Leah creates and builds various points of interaction for 15,000 members to connect and be inspired through learning events, communities and valuable partnerships around the world. She does this with her extensive experience with program and project management, her commitment to thinking bigger and her outgoing personality.