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Dave Lishness has been named President of A Legendary Event’s award‐winning company. Lishness previously led a successful career serving as an over twenty year veteran of business and food management industries, including twelve years in food product development, project management, quality assurance and marketing. A graduate at the top of his Executive MBA program at Georgia State University in 1998, he holds a Bachelor of Food Science Degree from The University of Maryland.
With an extensive background in operations overseeing a large construction management division with projects in 24 U.S. States, Lishness also directed the design and architectural sales at Florida’s largest stone importer and distributor closing over $20 million dollars of sales. He directed research and development and quality assurance programs for the food manufacturing division of a Fortune 50 company where sales grew from $6 million to $35 million per year during his tenure. Lishness also directed product development for Arby’s largest franchisee and led product introduction efforts with vendor partners. He has overseen a vast amount of hiring in his executive business roles with a wealth of experience directing employment decisions and focusing on talent development.
An active member of the Atlanta community, Lishness is involved with Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2011 and volunteers for an array of community causes. Tony Conway, CEO and Owner of A Legendary Event said, “We are extremely honored to name Dave Lishness as President of A Legendary Event. As Chief Operating Office, Dave oversaw our management, operations and continues to be an outstanding addition to our company as we strive to provide our clients with a legendary experience.”