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



Bailee Sanford

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 221


Beth Rohling

operations manager

402.333.3062 ext 201


Caitlin Gruis

vice president, events & development

402.333.3062 ext. 211


Camille Adair

event assistant



Emily Zetterman

event producer

402.333.3062 ext. 223


Erin Sweeney

event producer



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


Maggie McGowan

event producer

402.333.3062 x 213


McKenna Parks

director of event experience

402.333.3062 ext. 214


Michaela Proper

director of operations

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


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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We love that our work takes us to so many exciting locations, especially when we get to team up with our partner, Redd Golf!

This week we have clients on-site at four exclusive golf courses in California, including gorgeous Pebble Beach. FORE real, how lucky are we? 😉 🏌️‍♂️

✨ There's still time to vote in Omaha Magazine's Best of Omaha contest! ✨

Select planit inc. for Best Event Planner or add in 86682 as the quick vote code. Copy and paste this link into your mobile browser to vote now: https://bit.ly/3o5h3C6

We would be honored to receive your vote in Omaha Magazine's Best of Omaha contest!

Select planit inc. for Best Event Planner or add in 86682 as the quick vote code. Details at https://bit.ly/3o5h3C6

Communication has always been, and will always be, the most important aspect of events, no matter the size or format.

Read more about why it's critical to keep organizers AND attendees in the loop. 👉 https://bit.ly/3mNk6yl

Today might be National Ice Cream Day, but we like to celebrate all year round. 🍦

Ice cream stations are a great way to bring a sweet surprise to your attendees. In this instance, we brought nitro ice cream onto a golf course to serve up while people took a break between holes. Let us put the cherry on top of your next event! Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3mQRzbf

Meet Lesley!

📌 Title: Principal & Senior Event Producer

✨ Specialty: Activation. She's self-assured in her decision-making and quick to act!

🎸 Fun Fact: Lesley claims she could very likely sing along to every song at a Pearl Jam concert. Rock on, girl! 🤘

We're touched by Allison's kind words. It's truly a privilege to partner with her and the ICAN team.

Let's tackle your next event together. Learn more about how we bring the WOW factor by clicking "What We Do" in our bio link.

The demand for omnichannel experiences at hybrid and in-person events is rapidly increasing.

Learn what the future holds for digital event planning on our blog by clicking "Insights" in our bio link.

Meet Renee!

📌 Title: Principal & Senior Event Producer

✨ Specialty: Strategy. Renee is an experienced business leader and event industry professional.

🎾 Fun Fact: Renee loves to serve up the WOW factor on and off the tennis court.

Happy Independence Day! Friendly reminder that our offices are closed today and tomorrow. ...

Our offices are celebrating Independence Day by taking a break to spend time with our loved ones.

We are closed July 1-5. See you Wednesday!