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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lesley@planitincevents.com

Renee Black

principal & senior event producer

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renee@planitincevents.com

Alyssa Zabawa

event producer

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alyssa@planitincevents.com

Bailee Guethlein

marketing specialist & event producer

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bailee@planitincevents.com

Bella Birkhead

event assistant

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bella@planitincevents.com

Beth Rohling

operations manager

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Caitlin Gruis

vice president, business development

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caitlin@planitincevents.com

Camille Adair

event producer

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camille@planitincevents.com

Christi Rath

event producer

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christi@planitincevents.com

Courtney Westering

director, event management & special events

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courtney@planitincevents.com

Este Lesiak

digital event assistant

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este@planitincevents.com

Jessica Haiar

project manager

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jessica@planitincevents.com

Josie Kratzenstein

event producer

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josie@planitincevents.com

Katie Sullivan

event administrator

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katie@planitincevents.com

Madison Arrowsmith

vice president, meetings & conventions

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madison@planitincevents.com

Maggie Dwyer

event assistant

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maggie.dwyer@planitincevents.com

McKenna Parks

senior director, events & marketing

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mckenna@planitincevents.com

Michaela Proper

vice president, operations & client success

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michaela@planitincevents.com

Olivia Downing

event producer

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olivia@planitincevents.com

Paige Thornton

event assistant

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paige@planitincevents.com

Shelley Rempe

director of travel management

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shelley@planitincevents.com

Sydney Oehm

director, digital event management

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sydney@planitincevents.com

Tauhni Willenborg

event producer

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tauhni@planitincevents.com

Taylor Daffer

digital event assistant

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taylor@planitincevents.com

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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We`re so honored to be featured in the latest @SmartMeetings issue highlighting Smart Women in Meetings! A huge thank you to this incredible publication for recognizing our 25 years of success built on collaboration and pure passion for what we do.

Our amazing co-founder, Renee, was thrilled to share our story on page 32. Want to read the full feature? Click the link in our bio!

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