STRATEGIC PLANNING
DONE CREATIVELY.

Clients say "Patty, work your magic!"

...And that's exactly what I do. (Coffee helps.)

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Everyone has a story. Here is mine.

I have been in the meeting and event industry for 25 years as both a supplier and a planner who understands that successful communications, marketing & the logistical & strategic planning is equal parts planning, marketing, production, and onsite (and virtual/hybrid) savvy!

I grew up in Dallas, Texas, as part of an entrepreneurial family that embraced the spirit of giving back to the business and civic communities. When I started my own career in Dallas, I worked diligently to become a trusted professional in the business community, too.

Through my experiences at Passbook Clubs and Five Star Limousines, both family-owned and later sold to corporate conglomerates, my career continued spiraled upward, working alongside the Executive team helping make high-level decisions. When I started my own planning firm, I focused on producing annual conferences, corporate award dinners, annual galas for associations, and special events for both local and in-bound global corporations and associations, working with groups from  250 to citywide conferences with up to 10,000 participants.

My proven talent provides tremendous value to the clientele I serve. With hundreds of strategic planning experiences behind me, I now focus more on consulting with clients to guide them through the strategic and tactical planning requirements to help develop their internal team for long-term success. Whether the program is live, virtual, or hybrid, I'm able to effectively provide clients with planning, design, marketing, technology, stage production and virtual conference planning services.

Professionally, I've been recognized with awards by industry peers in Dallas, New York City, and New Jersey. Industry involvement and "giving back" with mentoring and producing educational programs to further the industry will always be important to me.

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University: MA
Southern Methodist University: BFA

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS

 

ILEA New Jersey North Chapter

  • President's Award 2017

  • ILEA International Best Communications International Chapter Award 2016

 

MPI New Jersey Chapter

  • Planner of the Year 2015

 

MPI Greater New York Chapter:

  • Planner of the Year 2009

  • Chapter Manager of the Year 2008

 

MPI D/FW Chapter:

  • President's Award 2010

  • Presidents Award 2007

  • Planner of the Year 2002

  • Rising Star Award 1998

INDUSTRY & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Past Leadership Positions

  • MPI New Jersey Chapter (VP of Communications)

  • ILEA NJ North Chapter (VP of Education & Programs)

  • ILEA NJ North (VP of Communications)

  • MPI Greater New York Chapter (VP of Communication)

  • MPI D/FW Chapter (VP of Communication and VP of Education)

  • Junior League of the Oranges & Short Hills (Director of Communications)

  • National Council of Jewish Women/Essex Section

  • American Cancer Society Annual Diamond Ball (Event Production)