Founder + Chief Executive Officer, Linder Global Events
Leader. Creator. Innovator. Friend. These are words that have come to define Rebecca Linder. Her national reputation is rooted in an abiding commitment to organizational and production excellence. It reflects her professionalism, determination, and keen attention to detail, as well as her personal sensitivity, receptivity, and warmth. Much of this comes from a childhood immersed in different cultures as the daughter of a foreign services diplomat. From Honduras to Belgium to Jordan and Greece, Rebecca’s mother helped her understand the distinctive experience of being a “guest” in a foreign country despite it also being “home.”
These experiences never left Rebecca and ultimately, helped lay the foundation for Rebecca’s leadership of one of the most innovative and highly sought-after event management firms in the nation, Linder Global Events. Defined as much by creativity and tenacity as it is by loyalty and resilience, the firm is known for its unique understanding of the experience that the “guest” wants to have – and creating exactly that. It is infused by Rebecca’s quiet strength and confidence as well as her willingness to serve at the highest level in a real yet rare way.
Today, Linder Global Events has one of the most impressive client rosters in the events management industry and is widely recognized for its high-profile event production work. Rebecca has also been honored for her professional leadership and philanthropy. In 2018, she was honored by the Washington Business Journal as a “Woman Who Means Business” and she currently serves as Board Chairman for Generation Hope. A member of Leadership of Greater Washington and Les Dames d'Escoffier, Rebecca is also a partner to many charities, including the Human Rights Campaign, Trust for the National Mall, LearnServe, the Washington Area Women's Foundation and the 11th Street Bridge Project.
She also hosts the Event CEO podcast for CEO’s and event executives who are looking to maximize their event ROI through business strategy, technology, trends and innovation.
A proud graduate of Boston University, Rebecca, her wife, Lisa, and their two children reside in Washington, DC.
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About Linder Global Events
To have true impact, an event must provoke thought or inspire action. It must curate an experience that the audience has never seen or – better yet – never felt. It is theater, but an event has a responsibility to influence too.
At Linder Global Events, we embrace that responsibility. Immersing ourselves in a client’s work and culture, we bring our lived experiences to all we do, unafraid of the humanity it may expose within us. We cultivate creativity with a sense of generosity and courage. We seize upon technology and innovation, tapping into our shared sense of wonder. We use the inherent momentum that comes from creating the “big idea” to push us forward – and to push the envelope. And after three decades in the event industry, we know that this is how great events are made.
Year over year, we produce national and international events for many of the world’s largest and most prestigious non-profit institutions, corporations, government agencies, and membership associations. From Horatio Alger Association to Smithsonian Institution to Mars, Inc. to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, we provide unmatched service, while seeking ways to innovate within annual events. And when there is a landmark event to be created – Apollo 50, the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the USA Science and Engineering Festival, the grand opening of the International Spy Museum, just to name a few – time and again, clients turn to Linder Global Events.
Why? Simply put, we deliver on our responsibility to influence. We show up, every day, as our best selves for our clients and for one another. And from experience, we know that doesn’t just make a difference in the success of an event – it makes every difference.