Dave Lishness Named President of A Legendary Event

Photo Courtesy of Nancy Jo McDaniel

Dave Lishness has been named President of A Legendary Event’s award‐winning company. Lishness previously led a successful career serving as an over twenty year veteran of business and food management industries, including twelve years in food product development, project management, quality assurance and marketing. A graduate at the top of his Executive MBA program at Georgia State University in 1998, he holds a Bachelor of Food Science Degree from The University of Maryland.

With an extensive background in operations overseeing a large construction management division with projects in 24 U.S. States, Lishness also directed the design and architectural sales at Florida’s largest stone importer and distributor closing over $20 million dollars of sales. He directed research and development and quality assurance programs for the food manufacturing division of a Fortune 50 company where sales grew from $6 million to $35 million per year during his tenure. Lishness also directed product development for Arby’s largest franchisee and led product introduction efforts with vendor partners. He has overseen a vast amount of hiring in his executive business roles with a wealth of experience directing employment decisions and focusing on talent development.

An active member of the Atlanta community, Lishness is involved with Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2011 and volunteers for an array of community causes. Tony Conway, CEO and Owner of A Legendary Event said, “We are extremely honored to name Dave Lishness as President of A Legendary Event. As Chief Operating Office, Dave oversaw our management, operations and continues to be an outstanding addition to our company as we strive to provide our clients with a legendary experience.”

A Legendary Event Goes Green with Greenco

A Legendary Event became a little greener today by enlisting the help of Greenco Environmental. Greenco Environmental (“Greenco”) is the leading organic recycling company servicing the Southeast. By combining large quantities of food waste, yard waste and wood waste, Greenco creates high quality organic compost with zero landfill contribution. Greenco is the first commercial food waste composting operation to garner a permit and endorsement from the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) or Georgia. Beginning today, A Legendary Event will separate ALL of its food and floral waste from other recyclables. The waste will then be hauled to Greenco’s 32-acre Barnesville-based facility where it will be tilled and turned into organic compost. Dave Lishness, A Legendary Event’s Chief Operating Officer said, “We’re always looking for ways to make our company greener; this seemed like the next evolutionary step toward becoming part of the ‘green’ solution.”
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GSU Students Partner with A Legendary Event for their final “Capstone Project”

This morning we had the privilege of meeting with Georgia State University Professor Dr. Chip Barksdale and 13 of his Senior Marketing students. After a continental breakfast and brief slide show, we discussed the many aspects of our Marketing Program. Over the next semester, Chip’s soon-to-be-graduating class will be helping us to re-evaluate, re-think, and fine tune our Marketing Program. This “Capstone Class” is a curriculum requirement that provides vital hands-on experience for students entering today’s job market. Dave Lishness, COO of A Legendary Event and fellow GSU graduate said, “We are thrilled to be working with Chip and his expert team of students and can already tell that they’ll be bringing a lot of great ideas to the table.”