Event Planners Event

Current Speaker

Jon'll Boyd, Owner/CEO/Certified Wedding and Event Coordinator

Jon’ll Boyd enjoyed a successful career in sales and marketing before embarking on her venture, Completely Yours Events. Her educational background and corporate planning experience led her to the fateful decision to pursue her own business. Certified through the Lovegevity The Wedding Institute, Jon’ll first ensured that she was completely prepared for her new and exciting role. Today, she leads a team of three Lead Event Coordinators managing over 65 events each year. Boyd’s favorite aspect of the wedding business is the honor of being included in a couple’s most important day. She loves to see families and friends come together in celebration, and cherishes the look on the bride and groom’s faces when they first see each other. She is fascinated by her chosen industry, and actively seeks out new ways to address the needs of today’s bride.

In addition to earning her MBA in Marketing from American Intercontinental University, Boyd also developed the curriculum for a 9-week majority online event planning course called “Eventagious: The Business Side to Wedding and Event Planning”.

NACE – National Association of Catering and Events – Fundraiser Chair and Board Member, 2012-2014
Wedding Industry Expert Awards – Best Planner in Virginia, 2012
Virginia Association of Wedding and Events Network – Best of Wedding Planner, 2013
Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award – 2014 and 2015
Recent Press and Featured On: BlackBride.com, United With Love, Maharani Wedding, ABC News,
Northern Virgina Magazine, and WPPG 95.5 Radio

Angie Hilz, Founder of AJK Events

Angie, as a native of Annapolis, founded AJK Events, LLC in January of 2011 because of her love of entertaining combined with a passion for planning and design. She has been working in the field for over 10 years and believes that planning isn’t the only important detail for an event… it is all the small details that makes the entire event special. Angie has planned and executed logistics for her clients’ weddings, ribbon cuttings, grand openings, birthday’s, rehearsals, bar and bat mitzvah’s and anniversaries. Angie’s attention to detail, organization and excellent vendor relationships makes her a leader in the industry and easy to work with. Because she stays on the cutting edge of event planning, she was sought to teach the Event Planning class for Anne Arundel Community College.

 

Keisha Lewis, MBA, PMP & Internet Rockstar

Keisha Lewis is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a background in e-business project management, social media, web development, branding and consulting. She is the owner of DTB Solutions, LLC, an information technology and business services firm. With a focus on e-Business and online branding, the company is dedicated to identifying and implementing the industry's best practices to help clients succeed.

Also known as 'KeishaRocks!', she provides training, coaching and consulting to businesses in the areas of Internet marketing and social media marketing. She makes small businesses look B.I.G. through the power of the Internet. She knows that if you have a strong brand, you don't need to continuously hustle for new customers because the ones that you have will spend more money with you. It's all about controlling what people feel, think and say about you, your business and the problems that you solve.

Keisha is on a mission to help business owners move from barely surviving to awesomely thriving. Whether it's through her training and coaching that meets you where you are, or through the innovative solutions that she provides...she will transform you into a rock star! http://www.KeishaRocks.com

Cindie Reinhold, CEO and Publisher of Brides & Weddings of Northern Virginia

Cindie Reinhold has often been called the “Oprah” of the Northern Virginia wedding industry. With over 20 years of wedding media experience, Cindie is the Owner/Publisher of Brides & Weddings of Northern Virginia, a complimentary planning guide, and its companion website, bridesandweddings.com.

An avid student of the wedding industry, Cindie is one of the founding “fairy godmothers” of Women’s Wedding Network, a monthly luncheon that draws a strong, diverse group of wedding professionals. She has also served as a meeting site coordinator and ambassador for the Association of Wedding Professionals.

Before entering into the bridal publishing field, Cindie was a top 10 sales rep at The Washington Post and managed the classified advertising department of a national trade association weekly. She has also worked as a reporter and editor at weekly and daily newspapers.

Originally from Central Virginia, Cindie lives in Stafford with her teenage son. She volunteers at her local library and loves to play golf.

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