Jeff Civillico's Testimonials

When booking an emcee, entertainer or keynote speaker, trust is essential! And who would be better to share feedback than past clients? Jeff Civillico has over 500 testimonials from THRILLED past clients! 
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“I had the opportunity of meeting and watching Jeff’s performance at the Florida City and County Managers Association 2024 Annual Conference. This is an amazing, engaging, high-energy experience. Jeff captures your attention the second he burst on stage. His positive radiance and excitement for life and his art are impossible to ignore. His performance is an inspirational presentation, mixed with a team building Las Vargas clean comedy show.

Jeff believes in maximizing one’s utility through action; understanding that we put out positive energy into the universe that travels well beyond our imagination and awareness.”

~Mark A. Cunningham

Assistant County Administrator at Sarasota County Government

“Our small non-profit organization recently took a bold leap by hosting a huge gala in an elegant museum. The goal was to make pharmaceutical industry executives aware of a brutal disease that affects kids like my two sons. We wanted the night to feel world-class but also full of magic and meaning. To assure that we’d bring our vision to fruition, we invited Jeff to be our emcee, and wow, did he deliver! Before the big day, he really dug into what we’re all about. He even met with families affected by the disease to understand why we’re so passionate about our mission. And when Jeff hit the stage that night with his wonderful energy, he was one of us — funny when levity was needed but also eloquent and genuine in thanking our guests from the heart. He was especially effective at making the “soft ask” as he gently reminded everyone why we needed their help, not just with donations but with their brains, too, to find a cure for our kids. He was critical to our evening’s success. Would we partner with Jeff again? Absolutely.”

~Brad Margus

Founder & Volunteer Chair at A-T Children's Project

We recently had the opportunity to work with Jeff to emcee our largest event of the year. During the pre-planning phase, he listened to our concerns and helped us see new ways to shake up the script. He completely respected the boundaries we established and earned our team’s trust.

His time on stage was the perfect balance of entertainment and poise needed to carry an event from start to finish. It was clear to see that in such a short amount of time he bonded with our audience.

Behind the scenes while onsite, Jeff was a delight to work with and he helped keep us one step ahead of any possible challenges.

Where I saw Jeff truly shine was when he felt comfortable enough to seize the opportunities you just can’t plan for. These impromptu moments are what separate plans from experiences and I could not be more proud of how this event turned out. Thanks for everything, Jeff!”

~Jomy Tan

Director, Meetings & Events at Delta Dental Plans Association

“I would highly recommend Jeff Civillico as an Emcee for your next event. He is amazing at bringing the energy to any event format all while remaining very professional.

Jeff has a remarkable ability to engage the audience and keep the event flowing smoothly. In addition to all of this, he is incredibly easy to work with and has a desire to do an exceptional job.

I personally and professionally endorse Jeff Civillico as an event Emcee. His expertise and passion will undoubtedly contribute to the success of your event.”

~Angela Hudson

Events Manager at Digital Monitoring Products

“We hired Jeff to Emcee our event. We were excited to be able to secure him because he is highly sought after. He did not disappoint.

The art of hosting an event and keeping it all running on time, keeping the energy up and doing all this while providing the important details for the group is not easy. An Emcee is like the pilot of a plane or ship. He departs with all the attendees under his responsibility, and his job is to hit all the waypoints and deliver them back at the end of their journey.

Jeff provided all that… and more. He was funny. He was topical. He delivered our complex awards ceremony with the proper flair and panache yet under the time budget. How often are your events running a few minutes ahead of schedule?           

We enjoyed working with Jeff so much that we have already contacted him for next year. Give him a try… you will be glad you did!”

~Mark Hillenburg

Vice President of Industry Relations at Digital Monitoring Products

“We booked Jeff very last minute to help bring the energy to our corporate awards event as we had nearly 80 awards to celebrate. It was the best thing that we could have done! Jeff was absolutely amazing! In the limited time that we had to prepare, Jeff offered his suggestions and recommendations on how to structure the evening, and offering his professional advice, considering the international audience. On the night, Jeff made a huge difference to the atmosphere in the room, and raised the enjoyment factor for everyone there. The energy in the room was electric and feedback from attendees was extremely positive, with people saying this was the best corporate awards event they had attended. Thank you Jeff – you did an excellent job and I’m so grateful.”

~Charlotte Baxter-Hassall

Content Producer, BI Worldwide

“Jeff worked with us in support of our National Field Meeting. Jeff was really fantastic and raised the level of our meeting significantly. I can’t state strongly enough how happy we were. Jeff really carried the meeting, kept us moving, and kept our engagement at a very high level. Jeff also really impressed me with his pre-work, learning about our organization in advance and tying his comments and keynote to our organization and was spot on with his understanding. Jeff was also very energetic, very quick to adjust and understand when we asked, and worked very closely with us throughout the weeklong meeting. Our team was unanimous that Jeff will be part of our future meetings.”

~John Cook

Director, Field Operations, Hyundai Motor America

“Jeff joined Hyundai’s National Field Meeting this year and it was a huge success due to him. He brought a level of clean comedy, fun and structure to the meeting that it was lacking in prior years.

The meeting takes place over the course of a week. In recapping with many folks across the country, all agree that Jeff was the best part of the week. He was professional, fun and very easy to work with. He took the time ahead of the meeting to get to know us and our organization so his appearances would be on point. Also, the vendor we worked with to put the meeting together said he was a dream to work with. He really was the best part of the week. Everyone at Hyundai is hoping he is able to join us again next year.”

~Melissa Polson

Sr. Manager Sales Operations, Hyundai Motor America

“What an honor and a pleasure it was to work with Jeff on our fundraising event! From the time of booking, he was thoughtful about our show’s success by sharing insights about timing and content suggestions. He was not just our emcee, but instead served as a true partner to us. At show time, his huge presence and energy brought our gala to life with amazing performances and laughter. Jeff is top notch and I highly recommend him for your event!”

~Maria Bement

Theater Manager at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

“Jeff Civillico has been the Master of Ceremonies for our annual conference for the last five years, and he knocks it out of the park every time. He is energetic, exciting, entertaining, and brings fun to our conference. Most importantly, he takes the time to learn about our company culture and people and even leads our team in our mission statement. I highly recommend Jeff Civilico as an MC for your company event.”

~Mike Aprile

Co-CEO at PrideStaff

“I am the Development Director at the Las Vegas Academy for the Arts. We recently had Jeff Civillico emcee our gala at Planey Hollywood to raise money for arts education. (Jan, 2024) His work was amazing! His energy and preparationfor the event was second to none. Jeff is professional and organized in the preparation phase, and brings his personality and talents to make the show amazing. We have a lot going on at our gala, and he did a great job all the way though the event. He even did a juggling bit with one of our students as part of the show and a collaboration with one of our vocal students for a performance. The night was a great success, and everyone loved Jeff as the emcee!
If you are looking for the best, get in touch the Jeff!!

Jeff Civillico was a keynote speaker for the Arts School Network Conference in October of 2022. I worked with Jeff in my roll as co-host for the conference. Jeff knocked it out of the park with his keynote!!!
In the planning leading up to the conference both himself and his team communicated and worked to make sure that he delivered on the themes and connected to the vision and purpose of our organization.
During the keynote, he had everyone laughing, entertained, and engaged. His energy and delivery were contagious and the crowd of 450 arts education leaders from around the country left the keynote in a much better place than where we started. In addition to being entertaining, Jeff’s message was content driven and made an impact that was felt for the rest of the conference. For the rest of the conference I received numerous comments about how Jeff’s keynote was one of the best they had ever seen.
Please consider using Jeff Civillico for your organization.”

~Brian Downey

Development Director at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

“Jeff is phenomenal! His charismatic and engaging presence as the Emcee of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts gala elevated the event to new heights. Jeff’s ability to connect with the audience and keep the energy alive is truly commendable. His wit, talent, collaboration with our student entertainers, and sincere enthusiasm for our school contributed significantly to the success of the evening. I am confident that we raised more money at our gala as a result of Jeff’s involvement. If you’re seeking a dynamic and talented Emcee, Jeff is the perfect choice.”

~Sue Mirman

Retired Optometrist, Paraprofessional at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

“Jeff Civillico has now helped host, engage and entertain 3 times for ECI. 2 global Sales Kick Offs (1 virtual, 1 in Vegas) and 1 global customer conference. He scores a 10 out of 10 every time. This year was our largest year yet as we brought our global sales team representing 9 countries together in Vegas. Jeff not only brings us closer together, he creates memories year after year that enhance the world class culture and experience of working for ECI.

Last week wouldn’t have been the same without you Jeff! Thank you for your partnership!”

~Sam Miller

Chief Revenue Officer at ECI Software Solutions

“Jeff Civillico is a must have for keeping meetings and events energetic and engaging! He is such a professional to work with and goes above and beyond to learn about the company and culture of the company he is working with. We engaged in an excellent team building activity that involved designing and packing boxes for children in the hospital. It was great to give back and get our whole group involved. If you’re looking to entertain yet motivate your team, Jeff is the man for the job. Our team thoroughly enjoyed his keynote, team building activity and just getting to know him through our social events. Thank you, Jeff!”

~Ashley Sullivan

Senior Event Production Coordinator at Heraeus Medical USA

“Jeff is simply amazing! He made our Corporate Sales Awards Ceremony in Hollywood a smashing success! He picked up the show flow quickly and made it work! I was so impressed how quickly he picked up all of the details especially the on the fly items. His show was hilarious and fun!

I highly recommend Jeff for corporate events and any event. He Emceed with grace, made it fun and awards show-like and even brought his own French fry jacket! That impressed our whole French Fry Global sales team ! Thank you Jeff for hitting it out of the ballpark!!”

~Rebekah Johnson

Director, Sales Planning & Execution at Lamb Weston

“Looking to inject some new energy and excitement into our annual gala, my team asked Jeff to serve as a performer, emcee, AND auctioneer throughout our event. He exceeded expectations in every single area.

While we were very aware of his exceptional talents as a juggler, we didn’t fully realize just how seamlessly he was able to transition from juggling to delivering hilarious comedic routines that had the entire room in stitches. His comedic timing was impeccable, effortlessly connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds. As an emcee, he kept the event flowing smoothly and ensured that everyone felt involved and engaged throughout the night.

The impact of Jeff’s performance extended far beyond the event itself. In the days following the event, we received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our attendees. Many of them mentioned that it was not just the best fundraiser we ever hosted, but the best event they had ever attended, period. Jeff’s contribution was frequently singled out as the highlight of the evening. The combination of talent, humor, and crowd engagement created an atmosphere that was both entertaining and memorable.

Additionally, I want to highlight Jeff’s professionalism and dedication. From the initial planning stages to the final performance, he was a pleasure to work with. Jeff was prompt, reliable, and exhibited a strong work ethic throughout. His ability to adapt to the unique requirements of our event and cater to our specific needs was truly exemplary.

I wholeheartedly recommend Jeff for any event that requires exceptional entertainment. His act and natural ability to connect with our guests truly elevated the evening, raising the bar for future events to follow.”

~Chris Knauf

Director of Advancement for Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and High School

“I would highly recommend Jeff Civillico! He was a speaker/entertainer at a sales conference I attended. His preparation, ability to adapt to the audience was skillful and thoughtful. He had the room in tears laughing, and he made hours feel like minutes. My team, and and coworkers loved every minute of his time with us. If you’re looking for someone special, Jeff is your guy!”

~David Johnson

Senior Regional Sales Manager at Lamb Weston

“If you are looking for a dynamic and engaging emcee for an event, Jeff Civillico is the perfect person. Jeff served as the emcee for our 15th annual Energetic Women Conference held in St. Louis recently and he did not disappoint. This was our first time being fully back in person since the pandemic, and Jeff was the perfect person to usher us back in this space. His energy was electrifying and he did a phenomenal job connecting with our 600+ attendees. He kept us on track and made sure that everyone had a great time. As the chair of the event, he made my job easy. I had a great time working with him and I highly recommend him for your next event.”

~Shemeka Wesby

Director, Real Estate and Substation Facilities at ComEd, 2023 Energetic Women Conference Chair

“I just finished working with Jeff for the second time in the last few years, the first being just prior to the Covid lockdown. Jeff wore many hats at our week-long program this year. He was the emcee for the General Session, performed an hour-long comedy juggling show and also emceed other outdoor events. In every one of them, he performed exceptionally well. His comedy juggling show was a highlight as he entertained and captivated the group of 600. In pre-show meetings, he contributed many creative ideas that the team incorporated into the events. He has a natural and effortless ability to engage with attendees but I am sure it was honed after working over 5,000 shows. I look forward to working with him again! Jeff is an exceptional talent!”

~Scott Gilbert

Principal at Clutch Audio Visual

“A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with Jeff for the US/Canada Residence Inn GM Conference. He is a great performer and professional. He’s multi-talented as well! I was impressed by how prepared he was for the performance and by his all-in attitude throughout the week. I highly recommend Jeff for any corporate engagements. Thanks, Jeff, for helping make the Residence Inn conference a great success!”

~Chris Canizaro

Senior Director, Global Brand Management at Marriott International