Carol Priest Founder

Carol Priest is an Entertainment Specialist with a flare for putting the wow into corporate and special events. As Founder and Creative Director of Carol Priest Entertainment (CPE), she has produced hundreds of bold and imaginative entertainments for companies across North America.


Most recently, Carol Priest was inducted into the Meetings & Incentive Travel Hall of Fame in 2017. Her company, CPE, in 2016, was honoured to be chosen as The Canadian Special Events Favourite Entertainment Company.

In 2011, her entertainment savvy was recognized in the book ‘Reflections of a Successful Wall Flower‘ by North America’s pre-eminent event producer Andrea Michaels. And in 2003, her special event work for Goldcorp Inc. was featured in Maclean’s Magazine.

She has been the recipient of an Ontario Arts Council grant where she studied theatre production with Brian Sewell, who is now Executive Producer for Mirvish Productions. After this wonderful opportunity, she expanded her skill set and went on to manage the Specialty Entertainment Division of Noble Talent: working on Film, TV & Commercial projects.

In 1987, Carol joined Showmakers Inc., where she was mentored by Producer, Taras Shipowick.  She worked on prestigious events such as ‘The Brazilian Ball‘, The Canadian premiere of ‘The Phantom of the Opera‘, and ‘The 100the anniversary of Maclean Hunter‘.

Project Management