I have had the honor of serving as an in-house events director with several prestigious organizations. In each of the following roles, I directed and handled all logistics, AV, stage management, multi-faceted show productions, highly detailed run-of-shows, precise diagrams, valet parking, catering, plating, tenting, directed the collection of RSVPs to full capacity, registration, silent auctions, live auctions, live appeals and more. Many event planners have experience in some of these areas, but very few have experience in all of them.
Director of Events Baptist Health Foundation, Miami
The fundraising division of South Florida’s largest and most respected healthcare provider. There, I was responsible for every aspect of the organization’s high volume of events, ranging from intimate donor recognition functions, to large-scale philanthropic galas, to third-party fundraisers.
Associate Director of Special Events and Sales The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is the entertainment mecca of Las Vegas. While there, I was responsible for the direction and management of an average of 250 internal and rental events per year and led every aspect – from conception to contract negotiations, along with planning the design and decor, and leading the production, operations, budget oversight and logistics – for events attracting guests totaling anywhere from five to 5,000.
National Director of Events youngArts Foundation, Miami
There, I directed and developed every event from its inception, including concept, design, site selection, budget, décor, production operations, logistics and performances, including those by celebrities Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo and Vanessa Williams, among others.