meet our summits team
David Valle, Vice President, Business Development, Endeavor Smart Water & Smart Utility Summits
Prior to the acquisition of Agora Summits by Endeavor Business Media, David served as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for both Agora and Smart Grid Summits. In addition, David served as a Sr. Research Analyst and the Director of Business Development - Energy with ZPRYME Research & Consulting. With over 14 years of Management, Marketing and Sales experience, David brings a young perspective to an ever-changing Energy Industry.
David received his Bachelor of Science in Geography and Minor in Business Administration, from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. David is a Native Texan living in Alpharetta, Georgia and enjoys playing golf.
Danielle Myers, Director of Sales & Vendor Participation, Endeavor Smart Water & Smart Utility Summits
Prior to Endeavor, Danielle was the Director of Sales and Marketing Administration for AGORA. Danielle has over 10 years of experience in Contract Administration and Customer Service. She joined the AGORA team in January of 2015.
Danielle was raised in Indiana and now resides in Greenville, SC. She has two beautiful, bright daughters and enjoys traveling and spending quality time with friends and family.
James Wingate, Director of Utility Engagement, Endeavor Smart Water & Smart Utility Summits
Prior to Endeavor, James was the Director of Utility Engagement for AGORA. James has spent the past eight years in various customer service and management positions in the hospitality and restaurant industry. He joined AGORA in October of 2016.
James was born in Virginia but was raised in Alpharetta, GA and now resides in Cumming, GA. He is married, has two children and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching football on weekends and playing golf in his spare time.
Megan Fonger, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Endeavor Smart Water & Smart Utility Summits
Prior to Endeavor, Megan was the Director of Marketing & Business Development for AGORA. Megan is a recent graduate from University of North Georgia with a BA in communications. While in school she worked in the medical field gaining customer service and communications skills. Megan joined the AGORA team June of 2017.
Megan was raised in Jefferson, GA and now resides in Cumming, GA with her husband and dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as watching football on the weekends.
Brigette Gleason, Strategic Marketing Manager, Endeavor Smart Water & Smart Utility Summit
Prior to Endeavor, Brigette Gleason was the Strategic Marketing Manager Agora Summits. She received her BS in Communication with a focus in Public Relations and a Minor in Environmental Studies from Kennesaw State University in GA. While in school, Brigette interned at the Chattahoochee Nature Center where she gained marketing, data management and graphic design experience.
Brigette has been with the Summits since 2017 and lives in Alpharetta with her dog and family. In her free time, Brigette enjoys hiking, walking her dog, spending time with her loved ones, and reading.
Kaitlyn Dachs, Marketing Communications Manager, Endeavor Smart Water & Smart Utility Summits
Prior to Endeavor Kaitlyn was the Communications Marketing Manager for AGORA. Kaitlyn is a recent graduate from Georgia State University with a BA in Journalism. While in school she played volleyball and enjoyed volunteering around campus. Kaitlyn joined the AGORA team August of 2019.
Kaitlyn now resides in Johns Creek, GA with her family. She enjoys traveling, shopping and spending her weekends at Lake Lanier with friends and family.
Richard Ruiz, IT & Web Manager, Endeavor Smart Water & Smart Utility Summits
Prior to Endeavor, Richard was the IT & Web Manager for Agora. Richard comes from the Financial Services Industry where he was Operations Manager for the Ruiz Financial Group. Richard also has over 10 years of experience in Management, Graphic and Web Design as well as Marketing. Richard joined the Agora Team April of 2019.
Richard is a Native Texan who now resides in Alpharetta GA. He enjoys music, movies, sports, and traveling in his spare time.