THE TEAM
Koncept Event Planning

A company is its people. Luckily, Koncept Events has really great people! Part of what makes them great is that in addition to their love of events, each has a personal passion that helps fuel them. Read more about the KE team below and see where you can relate!

OWNERS
Koncept Event Planning
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Partner
Hillary’s contagious energy and ability to truly understand her clients, audience and objective has allowed her to become one of the most well-respected and sought after event professionals in the industry.

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Partner
The operational and logistical genius behind Koncept Events’ growing success. A true mentor to others, Angie leads by example and isn’t afraid to “get dirty.” She consistently gives 150% by dedicating her energy, brainpower and entire heart into each and every one of the 150+ meetings & events KE produces each year.
SALES
Koncept Event Planning
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Vice President of Sales
Daniel brings a contagious enthusiasm and wealth of industry expertise to the Koncept Events team.

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Senior Sales Manager
John Vincent Dillis delivers over 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is known for his unparalleled talent and leadership skills.

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Senior Sales Manager
Kate will stop at nothing to deliver creative, dynamic event options that delight KE clients beyond their wildest expectations.

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Senior Account Manager
Tracy has over 9 years in the hospitality and tourism industry, making her clients’ visions a reality all over Florida and the Caribbean.

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Account Manager
Our San Diego Account Manager Megan Lantz is a true event rock star and has the professional record to prove it!

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Account Manager
Tess enjoys collaborating with her clients to pull together all of the pieces of their program so the final product meets all of their specific needs.

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Account Manager
This event superhero is an exceptional problem-solver, able to bring any idea into reality.
CREATIVE
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Senior Event Designer
Ashley is the KE authority on cutting-edge ideas that keep the brand fresh and our clients coming back for more.

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Senior Event Designer
There are some people who just have a natural ability to see a blank space and turn it into a world from where you never want to leave. Alicia is one of those people.

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Event Designer
Heather's passion for fashion translates beyond her sassy personal style into breathtaking decor and creative services that amazes Koncept Events clients time and time again!

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Design + Production Guru
Brooke’s blend of creativity, an artistic eye and attention to detail make her an essential part of the KE team.
DESTINATION SERVICES
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Senior Destination Guru
Her ability to shift gears in a nanosecond and practical way of approaching programs make this University of Minnesota alum a stellar addition to the KE team.

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Destination Guru
Priya Chandel’s fondness for new places and cultures makes her a natural as a Destination Guru.

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Destination Guru
Alejandra approaches programs with a creative, brand-focused mind to ensure her clients’ objectives remain top priority.

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Destination Guru
Megan Browner is creative, organized and a South Florida native – the perfect choice to join the Koncept Events team as a Destination Guru!

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Destination Guru
Fatima’s constant positivity and ability to truly see and answer a client’s needs often even before they do has made her an invaluable addition to the Koncept Events team.
MEETINGS
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Sr. Site Selection + Event Manager
As a Certified Meetings Professional, Adrienne knows exactly how to negotiate, execute, and strategically plan every detail of an event with a cool and confident demeanor.

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Meeting + Event Manager
Giana loves to take her client’s individual needs, dive in, and deliver exactly what they are desiring – no matter how unique the request.

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Meeting Planner
As a Meeting Planner, Rachel loves dealing with the details and makes sure that her clients always feel comfortable.
OPERATIONS
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Director of Operations
With more than a decade of experience in large-scale event production, Brad Esser attributes his success to a results-oriented mindset, top-notch organizational skills and his personal drive.

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Senior Program Manager
Jill creates high-level corporate functions with unparalleled sophistication and has quickly become known as KE’s “Miss Congeniality.”

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Senior Program Manager
Joely Blanton is a dynamic creative with brains and tenacity to take an event to the next level-every time.

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Program Manager
With her stellar people skills, flexibility in this ever-changing world, and efficient approach to planning, our clients agree Amanda is an event powerhouse.

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Program Manager
Our entire team has some great event stories, but only Paige Rothenberg can boast planning an event for the President of the United States.

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Program Manager
Brian’s experience with large-scale productions and ability to see the full scope of a program is a foundation for success!

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Program Manager
With energy and creativity, Alexandria creates beautiful experiences for clients!
COMPANY RELATIONS
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Director of Culture
Driven. Reliable. Trust-worthy. Team player. These are only a few words that her clients, industry peers and colleagues use when describing Courtney Lohmann.

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Director of Marketing
Serena’s understanding of the DMC and meeting industries allows her a unique perspective when it comes to moving the brand forward.
FINANCE
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Director of Revenue
Brian Nelson wears so many hats at Koncept Events, we couldn’t fit “relationship-builder, budget-overseer, tech support, sales training, and office logistics” all on a business card!

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Finance Manager
Koncept Events counts (pun intended) on Eunice to create organization out of chaos among the multitude of events billing, employee payroll, benefits, and so MUCH MORE!
FLORAL
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Director of Floral Design
Creating trends and staying abreast of all the latest in floral design comes naturally to this craftsman.

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Floral Designer
With 30+ years in the field, Gina's knowledge of the horticulture world allows her to create floral arrangements that go well beyond traditional roses.
WAREHOUSE
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Warehouse Production Manager
Craig Kalpakian’s primary focus is overseeing the timely and successful production of the wide range of Koncept Events’ corporate event installations.
OWNERS
Koncept Event Planning

HILLARY SMITH

Partner

hillary@konceptevents.com

Her contagious energy and ability to truly understand her clients, audience and objective has allowed her to become one of the most well-respected and sought after event professionals in the industry.

ANGIE NELSON

Partner

angie@konceptevents.com

The operational and logistical genius behind Koncept Events’ growing success. A true mentor to others, Angie leads by example and isn’t afraid to “get dirty.” She consistently gives 150% by dedicating her energy, brainpower and entire heart into each and every one of the 150+ meetings & events KE produces each year.

SALES
Koncept Event Planning
Koncept Events Team

DANIEL STIER

Vice President of Sales

daniel@konceptevents.com

Daniel brings a contagious enthusiasm and wealth of industry expertise to the Koncept Events team.

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JOHN VINCENT DILLIS

Senior Sales Manager

john@konceptevents.com

John Vincent Dillis delivers over 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is known for his unparalleled talent and leadership skills.

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KATE GILBERTSON

Senior Sales Manager

kate@konceptevents.com

Kate will stop at nothing to deliver creative, dynamic event options that delight KE clients beyond their wildest expectations.

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MEGAN LANTZ

Account Manager

mlantz@konceptevents.com

Our San Diego Account Manager Megan Lantz is a true event rock star and has the professional record to prove it!

TRACY MAKOWSKI

Senior Account Manager

tracy@konceptevents.com

Tracy has over 9 years in the hospitality and tourism industry, making her clients’ visions a reality all over Florida and the Caribbean.

Koncept Events Team

TESS RISTAINO

Destination Guru

tess@konceptevents.com

Tess enjoys collaborating with her clients to pull together all of the pieces of their program so the final product meets all of their specific needs.

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KRYSTEN LESHIN

Program Manager

kleshin@konceptevents.com

This event superhero is an exceptional problem-solver, able to bring any idea into reality.

Creative
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ASHLEY YUKNUS

Senior Event Designer

ashley@konceptevents.com

Ashley is the KE authority on cutting-edge ideas that keep the brand fresh and our clients coming back for more.

Alicia Kingsley Senior Event Designer

ALICIA KINGSLEY

Senior Event Designer

alicia@konceptevents.com

There are some people who just have a natural ability to see a blank space and turn it into a world from where you never want to leave. Alicia is one of those people.

HEATHER KRICK

Event Designer

heather@konceptevents.com

Heather’s passion for fashion translates beyond her sassy personal style into breathtaking decor and creative services that amazes Koncept Events clients time and time again!

Brooke Wilson Design and Production Guru

BROOKE WILSON

Design + Production Guru

brooke@konceptevents.com

Brooke’s blend of creativity, an artistic eye and attention to detail make her an essential part of the KE team.

DESTINATION SERVICES
Koncept Event Planning
Koncept Events Team

KRISTEN ZENNER

Senior Destination Guru

kristen@konceptevents.com

Her ability to shift gears in a nanosecond and practical way of approaching programs make this University of Minnesota alum a stellar addition to the KE team.

PRIYA CHANDEL

Destination Guru

priya@konceptevents.com

Priya Chandel’s fondness for new places and cultures makes her a natural as a Destination Guru.

Alejandra Delgado

ALEJANDRA DELGADO

Destination Guru

alejandra@konceptevents.com

Alejandra approaches programs with a creative, brand-focused mind to ensure her clients’ objectives remain top priority.

Megan Browner

MEGAN BROWNER

Destination Guru

mbrowner@konceptevents.com

Megan Browner is creative, organized and a South Florida native – the perfect choice to join the Koncept Events team as a Destination Guru!

FATIMA SESAY

Destination Guru

fatima@konceptevents.com

Fatima’s constant positivity and ability to truly see and answer a client’s needs often even before they do has made her an invaluable addition to the Koncept Events team.

MEETINGS
Koncept Event Planning
Adrienne Tooley

ADRIENNE TOOLEY, CMP-HC

Senior Site Selection + Event Manager

adrienne@konceptevents.com

As a Certified Meetings Professional, Adrienne knows exactly how to negotiate, execute, and strategically plan every detail of an event with a cool and confident demeanor.

GIANA SIROTA

Meeting + Event Manager

giana@konceptevents.com

Giana loves to take her client’s individual needs, dive in, and deliver exactly what they are desiring – no matter how unique the request.

Rachel Stephens

RACHEL STEPHENS

Meeting Planner

rachel@konceptevents.com

As a Meeting Planner, Rachel loves dealing with the details and makes sure that her clients always feel comfortable.

OPERATIONS
Koncept Event Planning
Brad Esser Director of Operations

BRAD ESSER

Director of Operations

brad@konceptevents.com

This event superhero is an exceptional problem-solver, able to bring any idea into reality.

Koncept Events Team

JILL KENNERSON

Program Manager

jill@konceptevents.com

Jill creates high-level corporate functions with unparalleled sophistication and has quickly become known as KE’s “Miss Congeniality.”

Koncept Events Team

JOELY BLANTON

Program Manager

joely@konceptevents.com

Joely Blanton is a dynamic creative with brains and tenacity to take an event to the next level-every time.

AMANDA YOSLOWITZ

Program Manager

amanda@konceptevents.com

With her stellar people skills, flexibility in this ever-changing world, and efficient approach to planning, our clients agree Amanda is an event powerhouse.

Koncept Events Team

PAIGE ROTHENBERG

Program Manager

paige@konceptevents.com

Our entire team has some great event stories, but only Paige Rothenberg can boast planning an event for the President of the United States.

Brian Mackereth

BRIAN MACKERETH

Program Manager

bmackereth@konceptevents.com

Brian’s experience with large-scale productions and ability to see the full scope of a program is a foundation for success!

Alexandria Korel

ALEXANDRIA KOREL

Program Manager

alexandria@konceptevents.com

With energy and creativity, Alexandria creates beautiful experiences for clients!

Company Relations
Koncept Event Planning

COURTNEY LOHMANN, CMP

Director of Culture

courtney@konceptevents.com

Driven. Reliable. Trust-worthy. Team player. These are only a few words that her clients, industry peers and colleagues use when describing Courtney Lohmann.

SERENA GHERING

Director of Marketing

serena@konceptevents.com

Serena’s understanding of the DMC and meeting industries allows her a unique perspective when it comes to moving the brand forward.

FINANCE
Koncept Event Planning
Koncept Events Team

BRIAN NELSON

Director of Revenue

brian@konceptevents.com

Brian Nelson wears so many hats at Koncept Events, we couldn’t fit “relationship-builder, budget-overseer, tech support, sales training, and office logistics” all on a business card!

EUNICE PARKER

Finance Manager

eunice@konceptevents.com

Koncept Events counts (pun intended) on Eunice to create organization out of chaos among the multitude of events billing, employee payroll, benefits, and so MUCH MORE!

FLORAL
Koncept Event Planning
Koncept Events Team

THOMAS LOWER

Director of Flower Design

thomas@konceptevents.com

Creating trends and staying abreast of all the latest in floral design comes naturally to this craftsman.

GINA MORVILLO

Floral Designer

floral@konceptevents.com

With 30+ years in the field, Gina’s knowledge of the horticulture world allows her to create floral arrangements that go well beyond traditional roses.

WAREHOUSE
Koncept Event Planning

CRAIG KALPAKIAN

Warehouse Production Manager

craig@konceptevents.com

Craig Kalpakian’s primary focus is overseeing the timely and successful production of the wide range of Koncept Events’ corporate event installations.

Phone:

Toll Free 800.510.5268
Local (+1) 954.390.0898

Address:

3451 N Dixie Highway

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Email:

info@konceptevents.com

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