Carolyn Peachey is a pioneer in Washington, D.C.’s event industry. She began her career as the special event manager for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 1976, Peachey founded Campbell, Peachey & Associates to fulfill a clear need for event expertise in the Washington area at a time when there were few event firms. Her reputation has earned her many repeat clients and her business has been operating for almost 40 years on word-of-mouth referrals. Her clients and projects include the Kennedy Center Honors Gala, Opening Night Gala for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Democratic and Republican National Convention events, General Motors, America’s Millennium Gala, the White House, and the world premieres of the Lion King, Jurassic Park, Dick Tracey, and the Empire Strikes Back.