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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planit inc. is proud to have come back stronger than ever in 2022.

While the pandemic was an obstacle to doing business, it did not deter nor change who we are. Read more about our comeback at the link in our bio.

For Giving Tuesday, planit inc. brought a gorgeous Christmas Tree to the Carolyn Scott Rainbow House with the help from our friends at the Lane Thomas Foundation. This is one of our favorite traditions! 🎄

We are deeply grateful to partner with these amazing changemakers. Show your support for their work with the pediatric transplant population by donating today at www.lanethomas.org 🤍

Did you know? Today is Small Business Saturday!

We owe a thank you to all our clients, partners, and vendors who have helped make our small business dream thrive over the last 24 years.

Join us in celebrating today by supporting your favorite local business, whether it's grabbing a cup of coffee or hitting the "Contact" button in their bio link so they can help plan your next event. 😉

The planit inc. team is filled to the brim with gratitude for our amazing partners, clients, and friends this holiday season. 💚

In observance of Thanksgiving, our office will be closed today, Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25. Happy early Thanksgiving and see you on Monday!

Nothing creates buzz for an event like a keynote speaker, especially when their story is as riveting as Nicole Malachowski's (the first woman Thunderbird!) was at GROW 2022.

We partnered with Scooter's Coffee to bring in Ms. Malachowski and oversaw the key planning of their event. How can we help you with yours? Contact us by clicking the link in our bio.

Event Tip Tuesday: Adding digital components to events can boost attendance and brand awareness.

Online registration, virtual events, on-demand viewing, mobile apps, event websites and QR codes — scalable technology that elevates experiences and streamlines planning has become more commonplace in the past few years. See why we recommend using it by clicking "Insights" in our bio link.

Happy Veterans Day! 🇺🇸

We thank all those that have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country. Your courage and bravery are unparalleled.

We 💚 our planit inc. partners!

Working with Shannon and Right at Home fills our buckets and we greatly value relationships like these. Thank you for the kind words, Shannon.

planit inc. was named the best event planner for Best of Omaha 2023!

Thank you to Omaha Magazine and everyone who voted for us. We're honored and grateful!

Eek, things are looking downright spooky at the planit inc. office today! 👻

We hope you have a Happy Halloween and enjoy this pic of the team's costumes as much as we do.

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? It's the perfect excuse to send attendees home with something special.

If you are thinking of gifting for the first time — look no further. Check out our top three reasons to consider gifting for future marketing initiatives and events by clicking "Insights" in our bio link.

Happy National Boss’s Day to the phenomenal leaders at planit inc.!

We asked the team what words came to mind when we mentioned leadership and this is what they shared. 💚