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 success happens when communications, content, marketing & logistics are all well thought-out.

I grew up in Dallas, Texas in a respected and highly successful entrepreneurial family that embraced a spirit of giving back to our business and civic communities. It was only natural that when my own career started in Dallas that I, too, would work diligently to earn respect and become a trusted professional in the business and civic community, as well.

I believe in the power of events, as seen through a unique lens that focuses equally on the fiscal AND the creative aspects of planning. I've worked closely with non-profits and have a huge heart for guiding associations. I understand the nuances of working with committees and volunteers and especially understand the financial constraints that are prevalent when planning budgets to produce events, galas, conferences, donor events, and golf tournaments. We have to start with the financial side from the get-go and that requires having a seasoned planner on the team who knows how to guide the planning process creatively, financially, logistically, and with lots of HEART!

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)