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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Renee Black

principal & senior event producer

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Alyssa Zabawa

event producer

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Bailee Guethlein

marketing specialist & event producer

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Bella Birkhead

event assistant



Beth Rohling

operations manager

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Caitlin Gruis

vice president, business development

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Camille Adair

event producer

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Christi Rath

event producer

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Courtney Westering

director, event management & special events

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Este Lesiak

digital event assistant



Jessica Haiar

project manager



Josie Kratzenstein

event producer

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Katie Sullivan

event administrator

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Madison Arrowsmith

vice president, meetings & conventions

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Maggie Dwyer

event assistant



McKenna Parks

senior director, events & marketing

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Michaela Proper

vice president, operations & client success

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Olivia Downing

event producer

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Paige Thornton

event assistant



Shelley Rempe

director of travel management



Sydney Oehm

director, digital event management

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Tauhni Willenborg

event producer

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Taylor Daffer

digital 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

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Curious how planit inc. picks the perfect property?

We listen to your needs & find the perfect venue to fit your budget, culture & goals. Big or small, we handle every detail - from travel time to attendee experience. We`re event architects - we ask the tough questions and read the fine print, so you can sign with confidence.

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Have you taken your summer vacation yet? 🌞✈️

Did you know we`ve been recognized as one of the Top 10 Event Management Companies by Martech Outlook? 🏆✨ We`re humbled by this honor and eager to continue producing incredible events together! Read more: https://www.martechoutlook.com/planit-inc ...

"People would ask what planit does, I would say, `What don`t we do?` Because we can work with anybody to make anything happen!" ✨

A big shoutout to one of our long-standing video partners, @dundee_digital for capturing our journey for over 25+ years in business. We appreciate our invaluable partnership! 📹 🤝 #preferredbyplanitinc

Our offices are celebrating Independence Day by taking a break to spend time with our loved ones. We`ll be closed July 3-5. See you Monday! ...

📣 Best of Omaha voting is open! 📣

We are proud of our Midwest work ethic, principals, and central location and are grateful to be considered for this award in our headquarters market. We would be honored to receive your vote for Best Event Planner for the 18th consecutive year! Thank you for your continued support. #BestOfOmaha

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For over 25 years, we have been elevating events from basic to breathtaking.✨
Check out this extraordinary general session set-up for the @icanleaders 2024 Women’s Leadership Conference. A huge shoutout to @markeysrental for capturing the true magic in action!

Let`s raise a glass to showstopping signature drinks! 🥂

We love bringing the WOW factor by crafting custom food & beverage menus for every event. Elevate your next function with a signature cocktail or mocktail that not only tantalizes taste buds, but also sparks conversations and creates lasting memories for your attendees.

We`re thrilled to announce we`ve been recognized as a Top Event Management Service Provider by MarTech Outlook!

From Fortune 500 companies to emerging small businesses, we`re here to bring your event visions to life. We are client-driven and committed to delivering exceptional service and unmatched professionalism throughout the entire planning process.

Last week, we were on-site with EP Wealth Advisors for their annual summit. It’s crucial with cyclical events to always push boundaries, constantly innovate, and improve year-over-year to provide a new and worthwhile experience for all attendees.

But don`t just take our word for it! Hear what our client, Sherryl, has to say about our partnership. 🌟

Did you hear our exciting news? We`ve been named the Most Creative Agency in Event Tech 🎉 Thank you for the recognition, @eventtechlive! ...

It’s World Environment Day!🌎 At planit inc., we strive to minimize our carbon footprint in the events industry.

Donating or composting leftover meals, limiting print materials, and utilizing local vendors are just a few ways we put this initiative into action. Ready to prioritize sustainability at your next event? Our team can help! ♻️

Today, we honor and remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Our offices are closed today in remembrance of all who have served. ...