BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jerry Arduino, Director of Education & Programs
Jerry Arduino opened Beardsley Events in 2006 initially as a Company that distributes supplies and décor for the Event/Party Industry. In early 2007 he expanded to add Event Planning for Weddings, Corporate Functions, Social Functions, and Special Events to its services. Jerry holds a certification as an International Event and Wedding Planning Professional (IEWP).
A successful entrepreneur since 1995, Jerry's upbeat attitude, attention to detail, and his passion for organizing all aspects of a function has resulted in many satisfied clients over the years exceeding their expectations.
Jerry was inspired to be an Event Planner after I put together and self-published nostalgic family/holiday book in 2007 titled Holiday Love and Madness: Scenes From My Italian Childhood, a heartwarming book capturing all of the joy and craziness of an Italian family celebrating the holidays in 1960s and ‘70s New Jersey. While he wasn’t really a professional writer, laying out the book project and putting together all the themed chapters piece by piece was truly a joy to do. It was well received by his family and friends and captured wonderful memories and pictures that they all cherish.
Jerry enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He likes to hike, bike ride, and take Yoga classes.
Jerry volunteers his time with the American Diabetes Association, for their annual Tour De Cure Bike Racing events. And on the ILEA Board of the NJ North Chapter.