Eileen Valois

President & Chief Operating Officer, Go West Creative

Eileen Valois is a seasoned C-level executive in the field of venue management and event production, with a career spanning over 25 years. She is currently serving as the president and COO of Go West Creative, a leading creative agency and event production firm based in Nashville, Tenn. Throughout her career, Eileen has held senior leadership positions at industry giants such as Encore and PRG and has a reputation for producing exceptional events, from curated VIP experiences and brand activations to large-scale professional sports and entertainment events.

Eileen is widely recognized as a thought leader in the industry, regularly serving as a mentor, advisor, speaker, and board member for various industry associations. Her expertise in event safety and security has earned her a reputation as a trusted source, and she has collaborated with NCS4 and MPI to co-author best practices in this area. She served as a strategic partner for the National Sports Forum and Stadium Managers Association, and is a co-founder of the Live Events Coalition and the Live Events Lift Up Festival.

Eileen's contributions to the industry have not gone unnoticed. She has been honored with several distinctions, including being selected for the Forbes Business Council and being nominated as a 2023 Woman of Influence by the Nashville Business Journal. Her credentials as a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) and her degrees in culinary arts and hospitality administration and management further demonstrate her commitment to delivering outstanding results and her mastery of the industry.