We invite you to join us for our in-person A.M. Connect! Featured Guest Speakers Kelly Miller (Visit HB), Stacey Newton (HB 4th of July) and Kevin Elliott (Code Four) will share summer news regarding tourism in Huntington Beach and a Surf City update pertaining to signature events like the 4th of July and the Pacific Airshow!
Attendees can enjoy breakfast, courtesy of Love at First Bite Catering!
Don't forget to represent your company by bringing a door prize for the drawing. All attendees are entered to win the raffle prizes brought in by other business representatives.
Please note: This event will be held outdoors, with Covid-19 safety measures enforced.
Kelly Miller, President/CEO, Visit Huntington Beach Kelly Miller, CDME, is the President & CEO of Visit Huntington Beach (VHB), the official destination management organization for Huntington Beach, CA. VHB is responsible for marketing the Surf City USA destination brand globally to visitors, media, meeting planners, sporting event organizers, film industry decision makers, and travel trade clients. With years of tourism industry experience in destinations such as Juneau, Atlanta, Asheville, and Tampa Bay, Miller has led teams across successful marketing campaigns, funding programs, convention and visitor centers, and events such as the Atlanta Summer Olympic Games. Since joining VHB in 2013, Huntington Beach has been one of Orange County’s leading top tier destinations in several key hotel measurement categories including occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room. Kelly is the current Chair of the California Travel Association, the influential, unifying advocacy voice for the travel and tourism industry in CA. He has served as Past Chair of the Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA), and a current Board Member of the HB Downtown Business Improvement District and HB Chamber of Commerce.
Stacey Newton, Director, HB 4th of July Stacey Newton is an event consultant for the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade & Celebration. She has been involved with the 4th of July Event for the past 21 years, starting as a volunteer and working her way all the up to Director.
Kevin Elliott, CEO, Code Four The technical skills Kevin Elliott gained early in his career have become the foundation for an innovative business that combines event logistics, printing, marketing, manufacturing and even jets. Kevin started his career without even knowing it. In high school, Kevin was a member of ASB and was in charge of media, which essentially covered planning pep rallies and setting up sound systems for the events. These factors ultimately drew him to planning events and drove him to where he is today.
After graduating, Kevin started working for Boeing in IT. Then in 2007, he started his own company called Code Four, an award-winning agency in Huntington Beach, CA. Code Four, which is a first responder term for “no further assistance required,” delivers innovative services and products to a variety of partners, including those in sports, technology, events and retail.
The company originally started out producing graphics, and eventually grew into installations, printing, fabrications and full event production. Then before Kevin knew it, Code Four had all of the capabilities of a full-service creative and event production agency.
In 2018, Kevin acquired two major Orange County events (Pacific Airshow and Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival) and added them to Code Four’s growing event portfolio. Both events attract thousands of visitors to Huntington Beach, CA each year and are very well respected within the Orange County community.
Kevin’s day-to-day duties at Code Four include managing all of the company’s operations, onboarding new clientele, and working closely with Code Four’s printing, agency, fabrication, technical and experiential teams to execute projects.
When he isn’t running his award-winning company, Kevin enjoys traveling with his wife Jane, spending time with his friends and family, and visiting new places around the world.