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.

Renee Black

principal & senior event producer

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Lesley Brandt

principal & senior event producer

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Alyssa Zabawa

event assistant



Bailee Sanford

event producer

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Beth Rohling

office administrator

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Caitlin Gruis

vice president, events & development

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Camille Adair

event assistant



Emily Zetterman

event producer

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Erin Sweeney

event producer



Jessica Haiar

event director & project manager



Katie Sullivan

event administrator

402.333.3062 ext. 208


Madison Arrowsmith

event production director

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Marin Grehan

event assistant



McKenna Parks

director of event experience

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Michaela Proper

director of operations

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Olivia Downing

event producer

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Sara Tefft

director of brand & event marketing

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Sydney Oehm

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

Contact Us

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Meet Maggie!

📌 Title: Event Producer

✨ Specialty: She's cool as a cucumber. If you need someone to keep a level head in a stressful situation, Maggie's your girl.

🛥️ Fun Fact: Her bucket list vacation is cruising along the Almafi Coast. Bellissimo!

Last month our team executed 10 events over the course of 9 days in 10 cities across the country with Orion Advisor Services!

We managed attendee registration, email communication, and name badges, along with printing and shipping signage and collateral. Learn more about what we do at: https://bit.ly/3Lc3Wse

Wishing our clients, friends, and family a Happy Father's Day! ...

Meet Josie!

📌 Title: Event Producer

✨ Specialty: Adaptability. Josie knows things can change at the drop of a hat, but she's ready to take on the challenge.

🧣 Fun Fact: She's a Swiftie and claims she can name nearly every T. Swift song.

Meet Michaela!

📌 Title: Director of Operations

✨ Specialty: Michaela loves the challenge of finding new ways to make ideas come to life.

🎥 Fun Fact: Her mind's a steel trap. Just ask her to quote one of her favorite movies from start to finish – she can!

Remembering and honoring all who have served.

The planit inc. offices are closed in observation of Memorial Day.

Meet Sara!

📌 Title: Director of Brand & Event Marketing

✨ Specialty: Creativity, attention to detail, and a genuine passion for giving her clients the best event possible.

💃 Fun Fact: Sara participated in competitive baton twirling for 18 years and is now a coach!

Meet Caitlin!

📌 Title: Vice President, Events & Development

✨ Specialty: Caitlin gets stuff done, period. She once flipped a ballroom conference for 3,000 people to a Pat Benatar concert in five hours.

⛰️ Fun Fact: She wants to visit every National Park (and state) in the U.S.

The demand for outdoor events is greater than ever!

We can help create a memorable experience that will have your attendees racing to tell their friends and family all about it. Learn more about our services by checking out "What We Do" in our bio link.