Chris & Gary


Founder / Ellis Adams Group – Hospitality Advocate

Ellis Adams Group Founder, Chris Adams, was born in Florida and spent his formative years in the hospitality industry working his way up The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. After growing up in the entertainment industry, Adams founded Ellis Adams Group (EAG) as an international hospitality consulting firm. The group focuses on all aspects of businesses, including building brands, concept and design development, training, management, revenue generation, and profit margin increases. The hospitality firm’s current project list is dynamic and constantly growing, with over 100 active ventures underway around the globe.


Beverage Director, Marriott Global

Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky and based in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, Gary Gruver is a seasoned beverage industry professional with over 20 years experience. Leading beverage programming and development for Marriott International's diverse portfolio of 30+ brands, Gary is a highly acclaimed mixologist, dedicated to pushing boundaries and driving success in the ever-evolving beverage industry.