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

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Sales Manager
With her big smile and quick laugh, Katie Anderson has brought some major sunshine to the Koncept Events sales team!

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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.
Koncept Events Team
Koncept Events Team
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Account Manager
As an Account Manager, Sandra gets to do what she loves most, which is interacting with the vendors and clients to see flawless events go from conception to execution.
Koncept Events Team
Koncept Events Team
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Account Manager
Nicole focuses on making KE’s clients feel like the VIPs they are, which is a perfect fit for someone who finds great happiness in building relationships and making authentic connections.
CREATIVE
Koncept Event Planning

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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
Alexa Balbuena is natural born artist, making her a great addition to our Event Design team.

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Design + Production Guru
Megan Browner is creative, organized and a South Florida native – the perfect choice to join the Koncept Events team as a Design + Production Guru!
DESTINATION SERVICES
Koncept Event Planning

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Director of Destination Services
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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Destination Guru
A South Florida native who loves travel - seems like a pretty good recipe for a KE Destination Guru!

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Destination Guru
Creative, detail-oriented and self-proclaimed ``grammar freak,`` Bryanna has all the best qualities of a Destination Guru.

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Destination Guru
With her natural curiosity, calm demeanor and interpersonal skills, we’ve found a perfect addition to the KE Destination Guru team in Gabrielle.

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Destination Guru
We are so excited to recently have added Kailin Alfred to the KE team! Bio coming soon.
MEETINGS
Koncept Event Planning

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Director of Meetings + Incentive Events
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
Like any true #meetingprof, Lisa loves witnessing the excitement on her client’s face when a vision has successfully come to life.

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Meeting + Event Manager
For Lauren, executing a successful event is simply the thing that drives her.
OPERATIONS
Koncept Event Planning

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Senior 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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Associate Director of Operations
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 Ball 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
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!

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

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Program Manager
Some people say they make dreams come true, and some people actually do it. Stephanie is one of the doers!

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Program Manager
We are so excited to recently have added Gianna Pignatello to the KE team! Bio coming soon.
COMPANY RELATIONS
Koncept Event Planning

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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
Koncept Event Planning

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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
Koncept Event Planning

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Associate Director of Floral Design
We are so excited to recently have added Barry Stoneking to the KE team! Bio coming soon.

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

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Senior 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
Koncept Event Planning

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Warehouse + Production Manager
Problem solving and event emergencies are Phil's specialty, using his creativity to find solutions that always save the day.

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Warehouse + Production Coordinator
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

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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

ANGIE NELSON

Partner

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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

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

Koncept Events Team

KATE GILBERTSON

Senior Sales Manager

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

KATIE ANDERSON

Sales Manager

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With her big smile and quick laugh, Katie Anderson has brought some major sunshine to the Koncept Events sales team!

Koncept Events Team

TESS RISTAINO

Destination Guru

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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.

SANDRA IVENS

Account Manager

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As an Account Manager, Sandra gets to do what she loves most, which is interacting with the vendors and clients to see flawless events go from conception to execution.

NICOLE PETERS

Account Manager

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Nicole focuses on making KE’s clients feel like the VIPs they are, which is a perfect fit for someone who finds great happiness in building relationships and making authentic connections.

CREATIVE
Koncept Event Planning

ASHLEY YUKNUS

Senior Event Designer

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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

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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.

ALEXA BALBUENA

Event Designer

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Alexa Balbuena is natural born artist, making her a great addition to our Event Design team.

Megan Browner

MEGAN BROWNER

Design + Production Guru

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

DESTINATION SERVICES
Koncept Event Planning

TRACY MAKOWSKI

Director of Destination Services

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

NINA LOMBARDO

Destination Guru

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A South Florida native who loves travel – seems like a pretty good recipe for a KE Destination Guru!

BRYANNA SCHUCKER

Destination Guru

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Creative, detail-oriented and self-proclaimed “grammar freak,” Bryanna has all the best qualities of a Destination Guru.

GABRIELLE DEMMER

Destination Guru

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With her natural curiosity, calm demeanor and interpersonal skills, we’ve found a perfect addition to the KE Destination Guru team in Gabrielle.

KAILIN ALFRED

Destination Guru

[email protected]

We are so excited to recently have added Kailin Alfred to the KE team! Bio coming soon

MEETINGS
Koncept Event Planning
Adrienne Tooley

ADRIENNE TOOLEY, CMM, CMP-HP

Senior Site Selection + Event Manager

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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.

LISA IRVINE

Meeting + Event Manager

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Like any true #meetingprof, Lisa loves witnessing the excitement on her client’s face when a vision has successfully come to life.

LAUREN BUFFINGTON, CMP, CIS

Meeting + Event Manager

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For Lauren, executing a successful event is simply the thing that drives her.

OPERATIONS
Koncept Event Planning
Brad Esser Director of Operations

BRAD ESSER

Director of Operations

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

Koncept Events Team

JILL KENNERSON

Program Manager

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

Koncept Events Team

JOELY BALL

Program Manager

[email protected]

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

AMANDA YOSLOWITZ

Program Manager

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

Brian Mackereth

BRIAN MACKERETH

Program Manager

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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

[email protected]

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

Brooke Wilson Design and Production Guru

BROOKE WILSON

Program Manager

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

STEPHANIE NICOLL

Program Manager

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Some people say they make dreams come true, and some people actually do it. Stephanie is one of the doers!

GIANNA PIGNATELLO

Program Manager

[email protected]

We are so excited to recently have added Gianna Pignatello to the KE team! Bio coming soon.

COMPANY RELATIONS
Koncept Event Planning
Courtney Lohmann Director of Culture

COURTNEY LOHMANN, CMP

Director of Culture

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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

[email protected]

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

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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

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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

Barry Stoneking

Senior Floral Designer

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We are so excited to recently have added (insert name) to the KE team! Bio coming soon.

Koncept Events Team

THOMAS LOWER

Senior Floral Designer

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

GINA MORVILLO

Senior Floral Designer

[email protected]

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

PHIL ROBINSON

Warehouse + Production Manager

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Problem solving and event emergencies are Phil’s specialty, using his creativity to find solutions that always save the day.

CRAIG KALPAKIAN

Warehouse + Production Coordinator

[email protected]

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

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