Our Story

For 25 years, planit inc. has been delivering exceptional meetings and events. Our portfolio includes Fortune 500 firms to emerging small businesses. We are a client-centric firm that provides unmatched service and professionalism. Our event expertise, creativity, work ethic, and event producers are second to none.

While proudly located in the Midwest, our crazy-talented event team works from New York to L.A. and beyond. Our Midwest work ethic follows us as we work with clients and suppliers across the country. Clients and vendors alike claim our levels of customer service, polished competence, and event execution are unmatched. We plan events of all sizes, in all budgets, and in all business silos. Our industry reputation is exemplary.

We are the wow experts. Wow can be anything from being on-time, on-budget and on-point. Our version of wow brings the best products and practices to the event planning process and ultimately to the attendee’s overall experience. Our clients know that we understand their objectives, their corporate culture, and simply will work tirelessly on their behalf. As an extension of your team, your goals are our goals. planit inc.’s team of wow experts will exceed your expectations.

Who We Are

planit inc. employs the most talented and hard-working meeting and event producers in the industry. We structure a carefully crafted team for each of our clients’ events according to specific event needs and are a consistent support throughout the process. Our energetic team boasts over 110 years of combined tenure at planit inc.

Lesley Brandt

principal & senior event producer

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Renee Black

principal & senior event producer

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Alyssa Zabawa

event producer

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Bailee Guethlein

marketing specialist & event producer

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Beth Rohling

operations manager

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Caitlin Gruis

vice president, business development

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Camille Adair

event producer

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Christi Rath

event producer

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Courtney Westering

director, event management & special events

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Jessica Haiar

project manager



Josie Kratzenstein

event producer

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Katie Sullivan

event administrator

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Madison Arrowsmith

vice president, meetings & conventions

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McKenna Parks

senior director, events & marketing

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Michaela Proper

vice president, operations & client success

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Olivia Downing

event producer

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Shelley Rempe

director of travel management



Sydney Oehm

director, digital event management

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Tauhni Willenborg

event producer

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What We Do

Meeting / Event Services

Meeting / Event Services

  • event risk management / attendee journey mapping (meet well. meet safe. program)
  • customized emergency action plan (EAP) / pandemic response plan (PRP)
  • agenda and onsite script consulting
  • event content / presentation / graphic design
  • contract writing / force majeure and event cancelation best practices
  • event strategy plans / event portfolio planning
  • international event assessments
  • social media event strategy
  • event budgeting (pre-, onsite and post-show)
  • event sustainability
  • executive management team serves as hospitality and event speakers / panelists

Hotel / Convention Center / Property Management

Hotel / Convention Center / Property Management

  • location and property search / sourcing
  • event design / event layout management
  • food and beverage planning, budgeting and design
  • corporate video and photography sourcing
  • group housing / hotel management
  • vip experience programs
  • onsite reception design / coordination
  • check in services

Show Management

Show Management

  • production, show flow and a/v management
  • general session creative / stage design
  • event build-outs plus furniture design / rental
  • breakout management

Speakers / Entertainment

Speakers / Entertainment

  • speaker and entertainment sourcing
  • speaker and entertainment management including onsite meet and greet services
  • speaker kits including all a/v requirements and rehearsal guidelines

Destination Management

Destination Management

  • offsite activities, wellness and reception ideation and execution
  • staffing

Transportation / Travel

Transportation / Travel

  • vip experience programs for ground / air
  • ground transportation management
  • air travel management

Marketing / Branding

Marketing / Branding

  • branding, theme development, meeting and event design
  • signage and collateral design
  • event gifting program design and execution
  • meeting boxes for virtual and hybrid events

Exhibitor / Expo Management

Exhibitor / Expo Management

  • pre-event exhibitor and sponsor contracting management
  • booth design / booth enhancements
  • sponsorship branding
  • sponsor benefits ideation

Digital Events / Event Technology / Registration

Digital Events / Event Technology / Registration

  • attendee marketing strategy / data analytics
  • event marketing websites, registration systems and mobile app development
  • registration / email commands center with support teams
  • virtual event design and agenda / content guidance
  • hybrid event design and agenda / content guidance
  • livestream events
  • on-demand name badge printing
  • check in services

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While our team is planning, strategizing, and preparing for events all year long, two-thirds of our 2023 was spent on-site bringing unforgettable events to life! Click the link in our bio to see a short list of the services we offer. ...

In 2023, our digital department put at least one custom attend!t site into action weekly. 💥

Cutting-edge technology, highly sophisticated analytics, immersive experiences - planit inc.’s attend!t suite is more than just a platform, it’s a catalyst for transforming your next event. Read more about our comprehensive digital toolkit here:

CUT! 🎬 We’ve compiled a hilarious collection of bloopers from our latest team video shoot - prepare for awkward moments and plenty of laughter.

But that’s not all! If you want to see the video of our incredible team in action, head over to our website at the link in our bio! You’ll get a glimpse into who we are, what we do, and why we love working together.

Sending love this Valentine`s Day! 💖 To our cherished clients, partners, and friends – you`re at the heart of all we do. Here`s to another year together! ...

February is more than roses and romance; it`s American Heart Month.

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. women? Join us in the Go Red movement this February, sporting red to raise awareness and empower women to care for their heart health. Let`s make it a month of love, commitment, and well-being of women everywhere.❤️ @american_heart

Did you know it`s National Mentoring Month?

At planit inc. we are so grateful for the wealth of experience our team brings to the table. We consider ourselves lucky to be a group of powerhouse women who are some of the best in the event business – and to work in a collaborative environment where that knowledge is passed on! 💚

We`re thrilled to announce that planit inc. is @swoogo Agency Certified!

Within attend!t, planit inc.’s custom suite of digital event services, we have a comprehensive range of products and partnerships to aid in serving your unique event technology needs. The planit inc. x Swoogo partnership is a true game-changer for digital events, and we are ready to boost your attendees’ experiences to new heights.

This blustery Thursday has us missing warmer days, so we`re throwing it back to this summer memory from 2001!

With more than 25 years of experience, we are proud to say that our original core values continue to drive us forward with the same passion we`ve had since the very beginning: deep gratitude, solid relationships and partnerships, and a firm sense of identity.

ICYMI: planit inc. was named Best Event Planner for Best of Omaha 2024!

We are proud of our Midwest work ethic, principals, and central location and are honored to win this award for the 17th consecutive year in our headquarters market. We are so grateful for our clients, partners, and friends - we couldn`t do it without you. #BestofOmaha #CorporateEventPlanners

In 2023, planit inc. produced events in 34 cities in North America! ✈️

We confidently plan events of all sizes, in all budgets, and in all business silos, delivering exceptional experiences backed by 25 years of business every time. Follow along to see where we travel in 2024!

We thought we would re-introduce ourselves to our new followers in 2024! 👋

planit inc. is a client-centric firm that provides unmatched service and professionalism. Our portfolio includes Fortune 500 firms to emerging small businesses – and for more than 25 years, we`ve been delivering exceptional meetings and events. Get to know us better at the link in our bio! 🔗

When you collaborate with planit inc., you have access to our team`s wealth of expertise and a global network of top-notch partners.

We collaborate with the best of the best to turn your event visions into reality. When it comes to sourcing, our team conducts a rigorous vetting process to ensure that we only work with vendors who provide the most reliable and trustworthy products and services for your event. Learn more at the LinkTree in our bio! 🔗

The planit inc. team is back in the office today, ready to continue producing outstanding events around the world. As we enter 2024, we are filled with gratitude for the 25 years of successful business that we have celebrated.

There are big things on the horizon, and we are eager to continue fostering strong relationships with our clients, partners, and friends.