Marti Castillo, owner of Meeting & Event Solution, Inc. is a highly experienced event producer, who has more than 30 years of experience in the event planning industry. She has successfully managed major events and budgets for a wide variety of clients around the globe.
Marti is a Certified Meeting Professional, the foremost designation in today's meetings industry, which recognizes her achievement of the highest standard of professionalism. She brings a multitude of experience to event management and provides a comprehensive and efficient method for managing event logistics. This experience includes event production and project management, contract negotiation, marketing, branding, sponsorship relationship management, event registration, and overall logistics management.
Amy Arrants started her career in the event industry in 1996 as a registration assistance moving quickly to a registration manager to manage multiple hotel blocks. She then expanded her skills to include complex logistics; managing event staff, swag builds, executive transportation, branding, hands-on-labs, exhibitors, leading small and large international events. In the last four years, Amy served in two significant roles for a two-day global event series: 1) Registration Manager and 2) Logistics Manager for various years and cities. The global event series had 2,000-6,000+ attendees in thirteen global locations with elements including opening keynote address, twelve breakout rooms and an expo hall with an average of 20 sponsors per city.
Gina Gregory is a dynamic and versed team member for Meeting Event Solutions. With more than a decade in the hospitality industry, Gina has learned the foundation for a successful event begins with communication and developing strong client and vendor relationships. She has traveled globally for dozens of events and this international experience has proven her ability to adapt no matter the function. Whether she is managing food and beverage for thousands, supporting the logistic team, managing speaker needs or executing meeting rooms, Gina’s personal effectiveness and passion sets her apart.
Katie Logan has over 30 years selling experience of end-to-end management of strategic partnerships. Her approach is collaborative, thorough, and authentic. She is an adept at launching new sales initiatives, turning under-performing projects around, and developing processes and systems to support ongoing profitability. She has created sponsorship programs for clients such as Microsoft and Lexus. Working with Microsoft, she developed the exhibit and sponsorship packages for 4 annual developer conferences. For Lexus she turned an underperforming advertising program for Lexus magazine, going from $220,000 to a million-dollar annual sponsorship and advertising program
Laura Heavrin, CMP brings her decades of experience in the travel and event management field to the team. Her expertise lies in the strategic sourcing and contract negotiations of event venues while negotiating the best possible protection and coverage for each client’s needs. She has experience in several global conferences as the lead logistic manager, registration manager, accessibility manager, food and beverage manager and temporary staff manager. She has the talent to foresee and manage attendee’s needs, manage travel and hotel blocks while delivering comprehensive reports to meet the client’s requirements and expectations.
Marsha Terry is a detail-oriented Event Manager with 30 years of worldwide logistics management experience in the planning, and project management with a positive, can-do attitude. She has excellent problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills. Her areas of expertise are Project Management, Process Management, Event Logistics, Event Registration, POE Documentation, Budgeting & Contract Management, and Sponsorship Negotiation & Execution.
Phil Clark has been leading events for more than 30 years! Phil is the type of leader and collaborator you will enjoy working with. His astute advice and wisdom will help you immensely as work with him on your event. Phil is very passionate about his work and views it more as a calling rather than a job. His interest and enthusiasm for people is reflected in all aspects of his life, both professionally and personally. Phil focuses on outcomes that would be mutually beneficial for the client and your participants. Phil's ability to converse, coupled with his ability to "listen and understand” is just another reason why he is so enjoyable to work with.