Our team is the perfect combination of Creative and Strategic, enabling us to look at every client and project from every angle.

We’re a team of focused and creative professionals with diverse experience. From major programs like the President's recent Summit on Entrepreneurship to exclusive gatherings for C-level executives to large industry trade exhibitions, our proven processes ensure an exceptional experience for every audience and community. We employ our vast history and varied skill sets as well as a host of professional relationships to deliver results. We immerse ourselves in your corporate culture and listen so we understand what you’re trying to achieve. We communicate so you always know what’s going on. We’re accountable so you can trust us with your most important clients and partners – and your most strategic initiatives. We’re available from our Washington, DC office where we serve clients and manage events around the globe. We’re proactive so you can rely on us to anticipate challenges and manage a problem before it becomes a crisis. Don’t take our word for it, just ask our clients.


The TBG Leadership Team


Cathy Arevian, Owner and Managing Director

After a decade in the hotel industry followed by 4 years managing corporate events, Cathy took over as principal managing director of The Bridge Group (TBG) in 2000. Under her leadership, TBG has experienced 12 consecutive quarters of strong growth.  Cathy brings a fierce commitment to delivering a perfect event to every client, every time. Cathy has expanded TBG’s client roster to include the federal government.  Thanks to her attention to detail, superior production skills, TBG was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the Department of Commerce during the company’s first year on the GSA Schedule.

Cathy’s  passion for artisan food products and authentic food experiences has led to some of the most intricate and unique “food tour” maps ever.  Whether you’re looking for french fries, handmade candies or the hottest chefs, chances are good Cathy knows exactly the right spot. Name a city and challenge her!


Lee Arevian, Founder and Managing Director

Using his extensive experience in the convention and trade show industries, Lee founded TBG (The Bridge Group) in 1995 to focus on serving the wants and needs of his clients. Under his leadership, TBG has grown consistently every year and has handled an ever increasingly diverse portfolio of projects.  Along the way Lee has built a strong reputation as a trusted partner, and has helped lead the re-branding, marketing and sales efforts for several industry-leading trade shows (growing them into TSE Gold 100 events and TSE Fastest 50 events) as well as managed production and audio visual needs for numerous corporate and government projects.

Lee's belief in non-linear thinking and solutions also applies to his personal life, and his previous experiences include time spent as a Capitol Hill staffer, professional baseball player, fireman and running a catering company.