By Roadtrip Nation

Donald Henley III


My road in life has been direct.
Growing up, my father worked in production and was very passionate about it—I got to help him out on some projects and started growing passionate about the field as well.
In high school, I knew I eventually wanted to go into film production and broadcast television, so I joined school organizations geared toward those interests.
I earned my undergraduate degree in telecommunications from Ohio University.
After graduating, I worked as a production assistant on some films in California before moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I gained experience working for a production transmission company.
I eventually moved out of the broadcast field and into events.
I currently work as the director of event technology for Markey’s, an audiovisual firm focused on helping clients plan and produce corporate events and conferences.
Keep following my journey


High School
Ohio University
Entertainment Business
Full Sail University


Director of Event Technology

I create productions for clients' corporate events to help them reach their business goals.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Day to Day

I start my day by checking my emails and answering phone calls. Then I check in with my existing clients. It's my job to plan and create an experience for these clients. They'll come to me with an idea and then I make it happen. For example, a client may tell me they want to create a production for 500 sales people with the goal of motivating them to sell more product. It's then my job to figure out how to do that with video, lighting, and audio.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

Participate in extracurricular activities. That's a great way to learn how to communicate and work with your peers. It's also a good way to explore different interests and help you determine what you actually like to do.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Entertainment Business