Winter 2019 launches with some exciting personnel activities at Proof of the Pudding. From POPstars moving up, to new people moving in – we’re excited to spotlight our greatest asset…our employees!

Please join the Proof of the Pudding team in congratulating Darrell Willms on his promotion to Area Director.  Darrell will continue to manage and oversee everything POP for the Infinite Energy Center, but will now have oversight responsibilities for POP operations at the University of Georgia, Buford Community Center, Chastain Park and the Mitsubishi Classic.Willms-D51H0022

Also join us in congratulating Stephanie Hansard on her promotion to Area Director.  In this role, Stephanie will continue to manage and oversee POP activities for The Carter Center, but will also assume additional oversight responsibility for Mixology at the World of Coca-Cola, Douglasville Conference Center and the Gatlinburg Convention Center.Stephanie

We’re pleased to welcome Dean William DiEmidio, joining our team as Banquet Manager with Proof of the Pudding at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). Dean has 30 years of experience in food and beverage, as well as twenty years in event planning and execution. Dean has worked for Marriott, Bold American Catering, A Divine Event and Glorious Events Catering to name a few companies from his past experience. We love that he considers himself “a highly motivated self-starter specializing in team building and creativity.” You can connect with Dean at the GICC at DiEmidio

Also, please welcome Suzette Ransome who joins POP as our new Non-Profit Group and Recruitment Coordinator at our Atlanta based corporate office. Suzette is a self-proclaimed “foodie” and has been fortunate to work within the food and entertainment industry for the past 5+ years. Suzette was previously employed with Levy at State Farm Arena (Philips Arena) initially as the HR/Office Coordinator and was soon after promoted to the Non-Profit Recruiting Coordinator. She has assisted in similar capacity as both HR and Non-Profit Coordinator roles at Mercedes Benz Stadium (GA Dome), Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta Motor Speedway, and the U.S.T.A. – US Open in New York. Suzette has a passion for changing and affecting lives and believes that working with non-profit organizations is truly fulfilling. She enjoys how it’s gratifying to know that all money raised is assisting amazing causes and helping get their organization names out to the public – this means the world to her. You can connect with Suzette at

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by Dina Biondo in Team, Media