Host & Emcee
Carey Pena, CEO of IM360, is a well-known news personality, show host and emcee. She brings experience, energy, humor, and sincerity to every event.
Always an artful storyteller, Carey goes inside the heart of the mission to make a true connection with the audience.
Carey has appeared on local and national television and continues to support organizations and businesses, both locally and nationwide. She travels frequently lending her time and talents to worthy causes. She served as Emcee for the Gateway Cancer Research Gala in Palm Beach, Florida, and in Dallas, Texas Carey provides her media expertise to the American Heart Association’s National Think Tank.
Over the years, Carey has served as Co-Host of the MDA Telethon helping raise millions of dollars for “Jerry’s Kids”, and also as Co-Host for the Veterans Day Parade.
Carey keeps a busy schedule hosting a variety of events from keynotes to fundraisers to formal galas.
When she gets involved, Carey doesn’t just show up and read a script. She provides every client with additional opportunities to bring publicity and attention to their cause using her extensive social media and podcast platforms at Inspired Media 360.
In the end, Carey is a true philanthropist. She believes every event she emcees is an opportunity to share a story of hope and inspiration, love, progress and purpose.
Known for infusing humor and personality while on the stage, Zenobia Mertel has served as Emcee for events across the Valley for more than ten years. From fashion shows to celebrity chef cook-offs, Zenobia enjoys successfully carrying attendees through the phases of an event in a fun and professional way.
A believer of utilizing her talents to support community, emceeing is a natural extension of Zenobia’s career in the media. Zenobia’s signature emcee style includes interacting with her audience and encouraging a good time for all, while ensuring the purpose of the event remains center stage.
With her passion for music, it is no wonder Zenobia was a big hit at Rock the District by showcasing her ad-lib skills in between musical acts.
Gelie Akhenblit is well known for the execution of her successful startup, NetworkingPhoenix, and has helped to revolutionize the landscape of local networking in the Valley. Gelie has been on many stages and media platforms speaking on the importance of having a strategy. She also lives by what she believes.
Recently, Gelie delivered a powerful TEDx talk on the topic of freedom. She shared her story of being a political refugee from the former Soviet Union and how her journey to freedom has evolved and led her to chase after her dreams.
As Host and Emcee, Gelie’s message is loud and clear … she believes people should not to settle and she brings both passion and hope to the stage and to your audience.
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Far more than an Emcee, Carey Pena is a true brand advocate and influencer. Her passion and dedication has made a significant difference to the awareness of our company, our event and the platforms and causes we support. Carey’s unique style of making sure you are successful is genuine and generous beyond expectation. She thinks strategically, yet compassionately, and that makes her an asset that is absolutely incomparable.
ONE Community was fortunate to have Carey Pena as our Mistress of Ceremonies at our Spotlight on Success Local Heroes Awards. Carey’s attention to detail, her ability to weave her personal experience into our storyline, and the authenticity she brought to the event led our attendees and honorees on a remarkable, heartfelt journey.
You made the Gala perfect. Pat and I are so grateful for your grace and joy in presenting each Historymaker. You make them feel like they are king (and queen) of the universe. We have received kudos for the evening, but you made those kudos possible. Thank you and be assured you have two more members of the Carey Pena Fan Club.