Events

4th Annual FAHS Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Full event planning and management, as well as on-site staffing provided for the 2015 FAHS Sports Hall of Fame Induction at Atlanta’s new College Football Hall of Fame Museum, hosted by the Frankfurt American High School Sports Hall of Fame (FAHS Sports HoF), an approved Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) organization. Eighteen athletes, two coaches, and four teams were inducted into the Class of 2015.

Client:  FAHS Sports Hall of Fame
http://www.frankfurthigh.com/history/subpages/fahs_HOF.htm


3rd Annual FAHS Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Full event planning and management, as well as on-site staffing provided for the 2014 FAHS Sports Hall of Fame Induction in Atlanta, GA, hosted by the Frankfurt American High School Sports Hall of Fame (FAHS Sports HoF), an approved DoDEA organization. Twenty-six athletes and four coaches were inducted into the Class of 2014.

View pictures from this event here.

Client:  FAHS Sports Hall of Fame
http://www.frankfurthigh.com/history/subpages/fahs_HOF.htm

“Vanessa, Thank you so much for everything. You and your team did a sensational job.” 

– Carlos Quinones, Executive Director, FAHS Sports HoF

“Vanessa, Thank you so much for the hard work you put into the event. I enjoyed working with you and meeting you! I hope you stay involved in the organization and our future events!” 

– Larry McDonald, Nomination Coordinator, FAHS Sports HoF

“First and foremost I wish to thank you {Carlos Quinones, FAHS Sports HoF Exec. Dir.} and Larry {FAHS Sports HoF Nomination Coordinator} for the outstanding event Saturday night. I’m aware that a great deal of work had to go into organizing the function but also know that everyone there truly enjoyed it. You and Larry and your staff are the best.”

 – Linda Hottell Pickett, Induction Award Recipient on behalf of her late husband Major Alex Hottell ’60


Super Bowl XLVIII Business Connect Playbook Series & Business Leadership Forum Gala

Destination Management services and run-of-show provided for the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Business Connect Playbook Series and Business Leadership Forum events in New York and New Jersey.

View pictures from this event here.

Client:  National Football League, Inc.
http://www.nynjsuperbowl.com

“Vanessa, you truly became part of the team in the planning and implementation of the business development component of the program. Please let your team know my tremendous gratitude for their professionalism, enthusiasm and consistency in making sure everything and everyone was taken care of. They are truly a positive extension of you and your brand!” 

– Tisha Ford, Director of Events, NFL

“I think this event was both eye opening and amazing…More importantly a very talented crew of organizers and speakers.” 

– Will Witherspoon, St. Louis Rams, NFL

“Vanessa, I did enjoy presenting. Your service to me over the length of the planning was exceptional…timely and professional. Carolyn {GOPS staff} was extremely helpful in assisting me, the day of the event.” 

– Claudia B. Hawkins, Presenter and CEO of Ethics Training and Consulting, LLC


Measured Progress, Inc.

Meeting travel and logistics services provided for Measured Progress, Inc., for its business meetings and travel.

Client:  Measured Progress, Inc. – Dover, NH
http://www.measuredprogress.org


The Alley Pat Show

On-set production assistance provided for live weekly talk-show – with studio audience – that aired in Atlanta, highlighting the experience and community involvement of some of Atlanta’s renowned educators, practitioners, and political leaders, through the discussion of national current events that impact local communities and society at-large.

Client:  Atlanta Stage Studios – Atlanta, GA


Destination Essex – One-Day Economic Development Conference

Destination management services provided for a one-day county-hosted informational and networking event, for New Jersey state-wide MWBE business owners and vendors interested in contracting with various municipalities within Essex County, New Jersey.  This event, held at the Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, 450 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey, was free, with food and fun-filled activities and open to the public.

Client: The Economic Development Corporation of Essex County
http://www.essexcountynj.org


Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Two years of monthly meeting and travel planning and management, on-site staffing, and monthly financial reporting services provided to Educational Testing Service (ETS), to facilitate its NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) contract with the US Department of Education.  Meeting and travel planning and management were for all NAEP meetings primarily held in the DC/MD/VA and Arizona areas.

Client:  Educational Testing Service – Princeton, NJ
http://www.ets.org


Atlanta City Mayor’s Office

Full event planning and management (included run-of-show, print work and signage, décor, A/V, photography, videography, entertainment, vendor management, and set-up), as well as on-site staffing, provided for the Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro Sister Cities Foundation Awards Ceremony and Anniversary Gala (ARJSCF, an organization of the Atlanta Mayor’s Office).  Held at the Atlanta City Hall Atrium, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and art exhibition, a plated Brazilian Cuisine Dinner, a couture fashion show, a silent auction, dynamic speakers, and more, while honoring former Mayor Shirley Franklin (Atlanta, GA) and distinguished guests such as Honorary Chairperson Ms. Xernona Clayton, Mrs. Carolyn Young (wife of former Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young), the ARJSCF Chairperson Mrs. Wilma Kruger, Councilman Kasim Reed (councilman at that time) and other notables.

View pictures of this event here.

Client:  Atlanta Mayor’s Office – Atlanta, Georgia

http://www.atlantariofoundation.org


Celebration of Life Event in Brazil

Tour planning, management, execution, as well as travel planning and management (group air, local ground transportation, and hotel over-night stays) provided for client’s extravagant 10-day cultural tour of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador (Bahia), Brazil.  Tour included a visit to the famous Christ Statue, the historical town of Cachoeira, other Afro-Brazilian historical sites, a Schooner Island Tour, a Samba Show at the Platforma, dinners at Brazilian BBQs, relaxation at beaches, and shopping at various craft markets.

Client:  From the Heart Workshops & Seminars

http://www.fromtheheartservices.com


Celebration of Life Event in Africa

Tour planning, management, execution, as well as travel planning and management (group air, local ground transportation, and hotel over-night stays) provided for client’s extravagant 14-day tours of South Africa, Senegal and Gambia.

Client:  From the Heart Workshops & Seminars

http://www.fromtheheartservices.com


Community Care Fundraiser

Event planning and management (included vendor and volunteer management, and set-up) provided for banquet program that highlighted the success of the organization’s programs and its future initiatives.

Client:  The Three Doctors Foundation Inc.
http://www.threedoctorsfoundation.org