TenDot Team

Derrick A. Eells
President

Mr. Eells co-founded TenDot in 2005, and served in various capacities until 2014. In 2014, he was named President.

Mr. Eells builds lasting relationships with TenDot’s partners through successful programs and events that produce results. He graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in Spanish and certification in Not-for-Profit Leadership. He worked as a Director for the world’s largest meeting management and incentive travel company. Following this experience, he returned to his native Lincoln, NE to create TenDot. With extensive knowledge of the world and cultures, Mr. Eells seamlessly integrates client’s goals with a uniquely designed program to fit their needs.

As a speaker, he has provided numerous presentations and keynote speeches on entrepreneurship, the customer service experience, leadership, aligning personal and professional values, sales leadership and building relationships.

He is a member of the Entrepreneurship Organization (EO), a founding member of Lincoln’s Young Professionals Group, volunteers with Junior Achievement and serves on the judicial nominating commission at the request of Governor Pete Rickets.



Su Eells

Vice President

Su Eells, Vice President of TenDot, has traveled around the globe looking for excitement, all the while having a career in health care. She has worked in most aspects of the cardiology field and has led staff and physicians in top rated programs. Su brings her passion, enthusiasm, leadership and knowledge of customer service and communications to TenDot. All successful companies must have stellar customer service. 

Su and her husband, Rick, have raised their two “boys” in Lincoln and are ecstatic that they brought their talents and knowledge back to Lincoln to build TenDot into a world-class organization. This has given Su the opportunity to continue globe-trotting, while giving TenDot customers the absolute best experience possible.

 


Jill Frost

Program Manager 

Jill Frost has been a leader in the incentive travel and meeting management industry for over 20 years.  She currently serves as a program manager and lead travel director for all programs, ensuring client satisfaction through high-level execution of meetings, trade shows, and conferences.  Jill also assists with logistics, tracking and monitoring of budgets, contract negotiations, and strategic planning for program success.

With a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Central Missouri State, Jill has been employed in the U.S. and abroad, in a variety of positions, giving her exposure to both sides of the industry. An internship in St. Thomas more than two decades ago exposed her to the excitement and rewards of incentive travel.  That experience ignited a passion for the industry that propelled her forward, working for many high profile companies, including Landmark Incentive Marketing, a Chicago-based incentive travel company, ultimately leading her to join the TenDot team.

Jill is eager to introduce people to the hidden gems of the world. She believes in the power of travel and has witnessed the impact it can have on an individual’s performance and outlook on life. She works diligently to keep up on the ever-changing industry and constantly challenges clients to raise the bar to reward their employees. 

Outside of work, Jill enjoys being involved in the community, traveling, and spending time with friends. One of Jill’s favorite travel experiences was to the Great Wall of China. Marveling in the essence of the wall's history, she said she was captivated by the culture surrounding such a great legacy. She also places Glacier Bay, Alaska and Bali near the top of her list. She and her husband reside in Kansas City with their two children.



Beckie Albee

VP Marketing

As TenDot’s VP of Marketing, Beckie Albee sets, manages and executes the company’s marketing strategy, helping to grow our family by choice and telling the TenDot story.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and over 10 years of experience in B2B marketing and communications. Her work history and experience includes a rebranding initiative for a commercial real estate organization, social media marketing for small business, and fundraising, engagement, and marketing for nonprofit and community organizations.

Beckie and her husband Adam reside in Lincoln and enjoy traveling throughout the country for work and pleasure. One of her most memorable travel experiences was attending the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

 


Stacy O'Brian
VP Operations

Stacy O’Brian is Vice President of Operations at TenDot, leading our program managers and delivering remarkable user conferences and incentive programs. She has over 12 years of experience in event planning and execution, customer service and sales management.

Her extensive industry experience combined with her agricultural-based Midwest upbringing and values translate to results-focused event execution and a passion to provide memorable client and attendee experiences that strengthen human connections.

Some of her favorite travel spots include Hawaii, Venice, St. Lucia, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Washington D.C., England, and New York City.

 


Jenn Boettcher
Program Manager

Jenn Boettcher is a Program Manager at TenDot. With over 20 years of experience in the meeting and incentive industry, Jenn has a wealth of knowledge with a unique perspective for executing successful events.

She works with our clients in planning all aspects of their meetings, conferences and incentive programs. She handles every detail, while focused on designing a memorable experience for strengthening relationships.

Jenn's favorite travel experience was to Aruba, where she took an exhilarating jeep ride along the coastline.



 


Kate Curatola
Business Development Specialist

Kate Curatola is the Business Development Specialist at TenDot. She helps clients envision their program possibilities and has strong relationships with our hotel partners.

Her experience in the hospitality industry has provided Kate the opportunity to work closely with clients in realizing and creating their visions, resulting in remarkable events.

Out of her personal travels, working on a vineyard in New Zealand and eating chocolate in the mountains of Switzerland top Kate's favorite ventures.



 


Deb Hoge
Client Specialist

Deb Hoge is the Client Specialist at TenDot. She has more than 20 years of experience in communications and graphic design, tackling large projects from concept to completion.

Her background and creative approach helps clients think outside the nine dots and achieve their goals through program communications and promotions. She develops and delivers creative marketing and impactful communication solutions for our clients' programs.

Deb's favorite travel experience was spending 10 days in Europe with adventures in Italy, Slovenia and Germany. At a vineyard near Verona, she tasted 100-year-old olive oil and recommends everyone try a drop or two on ice cream!