Posts Categorized: staff

Ted Dey, Founder

Ted founded the company in 1988 after serving five years with the Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau. In 1984 he initiated the nation’s first marketing campaign directed at the military reunion market. Having spent over 30 years working with reunions, it could be said that Ted’s got seniority on everyone in the industry. Using decades… Read more »

Molly Dey, President

Molly joined AFR in 1989, straight out of college. Having started AFR the year before, Ted was in need of someone who could handle the planning and execution of the reunions rapidly coming aboard. Today Molly is the widely recognized leader of the nation’s leading military event planning company. She oversees the Event Planners for… Read more »

CHARLEY DEY, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Charley was born into the military reunion business. Ted and Molly’s second son, Charley attended quite a few reunions in the Fall of 1994, in utero. His mother, Molly, was AFR’s first employee and we are so happy that Charley has joined the team – in what is truly a family-owned and operated enterprise. After… Read more »

Mandy Lee, Office Manager

Mandy started in 2005, having gained most of her industry experience with a local motorcoach company. She is our main data entry person, one of our computer experts, and after nine remarkable years simply irreplaceable. Mandy’s position is critical to the smooth operation of our office, as she’s responsible for maintaining all group databases, designing registration websites… Read more »

KELLY BRIDGEMAN, EVENT PLANNER

Kelly joined AFR Team in 2021, after serving for 20 years as a Catering and Convention Services Manager at two of our favorite Norfolk hotels: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside (2010-2021) and Doubletree Norfolk Airport (former Hilton, 2002-2010). Kelly serviced large conventions, military reunions, family reunions, weddings, and all types of corporate and association meetings. Prior to… Read more »