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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Aiden Barger

event assistant



Alyssa Zabawa

event producer

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Bailee Guethlein

marketing specialist & event producer

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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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Courtney Westering

director, event management & special events

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Emily Zetterman

event producer

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Grace Specht

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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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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Sydney Oehm

director, digital event management

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Tauhni Willenborg

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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Celebrating 25 years of WOW with a spotlight on Michaela! 💚

💭 Favorite Event Memory: It`s hard to pick! She`s seen incredible speakers, concerts, and checked off her own bucket list items while working at events across the globe! On top of that, planit inc.`s clients are amazing individuals in their respective fields, and she is proud to partner with them.

🔥 Passionate About: Development – watching employees grow and the opportunity to grow client accounts.

Celebrating 25 years of WOW with a spotlight on Bailee! 💚

💍 Fun Fact: She`s a newlywed. Congrats, Bailee!

✨ Favorite Team Memory: Walking into Augusta National Golf Club with the team on Masters Sunday after a challenging yet rewarding week. She absolutely loves seeing the team’s hard work and expertise pay off!

In our 25 years of business, we’ve had the privilege of working with many amazing venues across the globe, and over the last two decades, @chihealthcenteromaha has become an invaluable partner that holds some of our favorite events and memories!

We are thrilled to celebrate their 20th anniversary and look forward to partnering for many years to come. Congratulations! 🎉

Celebrating 25 years of WOW with a spotlight on Caitlin! 💚

💭 Favorite Event Memory: Transforming a ballroom that just had a session for 3,000+ into a concert for Pat Benatar in just a few hours!

✨ Favorite Team Memory: Reflecting with the team after a large event. Caitlin says it was fun *and* rewarding!

Happy Labor Day weekend!

Our office will be closed on Friday and Monday as we celebrate. We look forward to reconnecting with you on Tuesday!

Ready to think outside the box, or should we say conference center?

The pros at planit inc. are here to create an event that has your attendees racing to sign up! Hit the ground running and send us a DM now. 👟

🔁 ICYMI: Looking for event insights and a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of the pros at planit inc.? Our blog has you covered. ✅

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