• Corey C. Briscoe Named 40 Under 40

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2020

    Corey C. Briscoe Joins the Ranks of Connect’s 40 Under 40—The Messengers 

    Rockville, MD—Corey C. Briscoe, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer at ABCD & Company, was recognized as a member of Connect Association Magazine’s “40 Under 40.” Connect, a national leader in events, honors the top young professionals in the association events industry annually. Nominations were received from leading event professionals from across the country. 

    In an unprecedented year, thought leaders have relied on innovative strategies and virtual solutions to adapt to the impact of COVID-19 on the meeting industry landscape. When communication, messaging, brand storytelling, and virtual solutions moved to the forefront of the meetings industry, The Messengers rose to the occasion and demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and tangible results.

    “I’m honored to break barriers and to shine a light on the diversity within the events industry,” said Briscoe. “At a time of national reckoning, and as one of few African-American men being celebrated in the events space, I take this moment seriously because my success is opening doors for more African-American men who otherwise may not have the opportunity to shine.”

    The entire list of recognized honorees and individual profiles can be found here.

    Briscoe and other leaders will be recognized in late October 2020 at Orlando World Center Marriott.


    ABCD & Company (ABCD) is a national full-service marketing and events firm, specializing in stakeholder engagement and multicultural communications. Located in Rockville, MD, we serve clients across 19 states and 26 cities. ABCD leverages technology, cross-functional teams, and a national network of suppliers to help clients better connect and communicate with their internal and external stakeholders. Our core service offerings are branding, digital and creative services, events and meeting planning, people strategy, and communications, and engagement. 


    Durecia Moorer
    Managing Partner & CMO
    (301) 348-5260
    [email protected]


    Connect is a leader in the meetings, events, travel and tourism industry. Specializing in destination marketing, the company produces digital programs, online and mobile solutions, meetings business and travel magazines, trade shows and consumer events, and destination information which is distributed through broadcast and custom programs. Connect, formerly known as Collinson Media & Events, introduced the popular Marketplace format to the meetings industry and now produces national shows for meeting planners in the Corporate, Expo, Sports, Diversity, Association and Faith sectors as well as other state- and region- specific meetings- and hospitality-focused events. More information about the company’s brands and services is available at connectmeetings.com.


    Stephanie Davis Smith
    VP of Content
    [email protected]

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