Emmy Award Winner Ross Shafer Returns as EEA Gala Host

Renowned television host, comedian and motivational speaker Ross Shafer returns to emcee the 2019 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) Gala, celebrating the year's most remarkable engineering achievements.

The Gala will be held May 7th, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. as part of the 2019 ACEC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.

Shafer was EEA Gala host for more than 10 years through 2014. He is credited with helping grow the Gala—which began as a luncheon in 1967—into a gigantic black-tie celebration of excellence truly worthy of its “Academy Awards of the engineering industry” label. More than 650 members and guests attended the last year’s Gala celebration.

Shafer is six-time Emmy Award-winning TV broadcaster and comedian. He is former host of CBS’s The Late Show, ABC’s Match Game, and for years was a headliner for the nation’s top comedy clubs.  Jay Leno still refers to him as “the funniest man I know!” He is now one of the most sought-after motivational keynote speakers and seminar leaders on motivation, customer service and business growth.

This year’s Gala will honor a record 196 engineering achievements from the U.S. and throughout the world. Attendees can also take part in the Gala’s “Red Carpet” event featuring on-camera interviews of guests conducted by a local D.C. television news producer. Videos will be posted to ACEC’s website and YouTube channel.

The Gala evening concludes with a live-band and dancing as part of its “Champagne After Party” which is free to all Gala attendees.

For more information and to get your tickets please, click here or contact Daisy Nappier.


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