Ellie Winkleman
SL Green Realty Corp.

After a decade attending A-list events like the Oscars and Grammys as an award-winning stage and screen actress in Los Angeles, Ellie Winkleman left Tinseltown behind in 2002 to start managing marquee events in Manhattan, eventually for New York’s largest commercial real estate landlord.
Ellie began her career in New York event management with Applause LLC and JKS Events Inc., where she spearheaded events, planning, and marketing activities for large corporate and private clients across multiple industry disciplines. In 2004, she went to work as SL Green Realty Corp.’s director of corporate events, where she manages a seven-figure annual budget covering a broad range of corporate events, meetings, and conferences for management and clients. Her annual GreenDeals award night at Cipriani is entering its 26th year as one of the premier events in Manhattan.
Ellie is a two-time winner of the Big Apple Award, presented by the International Live Events Association (ILEA)’s New York Metro Chapter to “reward achievement amongst the best and brightest event industry professionals in the NYC Metro area.” She is a past board member of ILEA NY Metro chapter and a member of Meeting Professionals International and the Council of Protocol Executives. A native of Pittsburgh, she lives in Manhattan and Baltimore with her husband Michael and her cats, Len and Hedda.