we plan events. we deliver wow.

Our Story

For over 23 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

402.333.3062 ext. 204


Renee Black

principal & senior event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 205


Alyssa Zabawa

event assistant

402.333.3062 ext. 210


Bailee Sanford

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 203


Beth Rohling

operations manager

402.333.3062 ext 201


Caitlin Gruis

vice president, events & development

402.333.3062 ext. 211


Camille Adair

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 202


Emily Zetterman

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 223


Erin Sweeney

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 221


Gina Vitacco

event assistant



Jackie Hessel

event assistant



Jessica Haiar

event director & project manager



Josie Kratzenstein

event producer

402.333.3062 x 206


Katie Sullivan

event administrator

402.333.3062 ext. 208


Madison Arrowsmith

vice president, meetings & conventions

402.333.3062 ext. 219


Mariah Kacer

event assistant



McKenna Parks

director of event experience

402.333.3062 ext. 214


Michaela Proper

vice president, operations & client success

402.333.3062 ext. 222


Olivia Downing

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 207


Sara Tefft

director of brand & event marketing

402.333.3062 ext. 220


Sydney Oehm

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 216


Tauhni Willenborg

event assistant



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

Contact Us

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Company culture: we often hear about it, but what does it mean?

At planit inc., it's the excitement and encouragement between a group of powerhouse women. Click "Insights" in our bio to join us for a deep dive in this month's blog. 💚

In 2022, two-thirds of our clients turned to our team for event technology and real-time registration needs, like:

📈 Attendee marketing strategy/data analytics
📲 Registration systems and mobile app development
💻 Livestreams

Learn more about what we can do for you by visiting our website. Link in bio!

Happy International Women's Day!

Our team comprises some of the strongest, most hardworking, and determined women in the corporate event planning industry. Learn more about us at: https://bit.ly/3gRXedV

Preferred by the pros at planit inc.: Kindra Hall. ✨

We've worked with this sought-after keynote speaker at several events when we needed an empowering speech to inspire attendees! On the stage or virtually, Kindra's message is equally motivating, energetic, and actionable. Learn more at: kindrahall.com

We love working with our clients at @ScootersCoffee, especially when we partner with the amazing Brenda Boeck Tellier!

How can we bring the WOW factor for you? Click "Contact" in our bio link to find out.

In 2022, planit inc. spent 77% of our work days on-site producing events! 💚

Being on-site and networking are as valuable to our team as it is to you and yours. planit inc. is ready to assist you with planning your next meeting or event at a premier location. Contact us at: https://bit.ly/3IGuc0b

Looking for event insights and a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of the pros at planit inc.? Our blog has you covered. ✅

Jumpstart your Monday with updates and more by clicking "Insights" in our bio link.

Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️

To celebrate, we asked the planit inc. team to share something they've loved within their role recently. We're truly feeling the love in our office this month, and hope you are too!

In 2022, 89% of our event attendees were in person. The year brought planit inc. rapid growth with clients new and old, expanding our team, and incredible opportunities as we returned to in-person events and planned large-scale meetings.

Contact us today to get in touch with our team to assist you with your upcoming event, conference, or meeting. We are eager to support you: https://bit.ly/3wrW3tN

In 2022, the planit inc. team traveled over 100,000 miles! 🛫

We pride ourselves on working from coast to coast, and our Midwest work ethic follows us when we work with clients across the US. Learn how to start working with the planit inc. team by clicking the link in our bio.

In 2022, planit inc. produced events all over the country, but there were four cities we frequented most! ✈️

Clients and vendors alike claim our levels of customer service and event execution are unmatched. We plan events of all sizes and budgets in all types of places. Click "planit inc." in our bio link to learn more.

Have you ever attended a breakout session?

They're loaded with great benefits like:
🗣 Facilitating lively discussions
🚀 Offering a boost in engagement
💚 Letting attendees visit sessions matching their interests

Get more tips from the pros at planit inc. on our blog: https://bit.ly/3gSg34C

What a year! 👏🏼 Thank you to our clients, partners, and friends for an incredible 2022. We are thrilled to be back in our niche of in-person events. Bring on 2023! 💚 ...

Did you know planit inc. has assisted with producing the Commercial Real Estate Summit for over 10 years? We are beyond grateful to partner with this amazing organization and these wonderful people. 💚

How can we help you stay on top of industry trends? Click the link in our bio to contact us today.

Here's to a wow-filled New Year!

Enjoy the first day of 2023 and we'll see you Tuesday. Cheers! ✨