WORD ON THE STREET

“We had the pleasure of working with J Shea to facilitate the planning of our Pest Management Foundation Gala at the Newseum in February 2019. Jessica’s professionalism and expertise in planning events was apparent and she showed a strong understanding of our budget and expectations for the event.  They not only surpassed our expectations, we received rave reviews on the event from the participants and plan to host it again in 2021.  Jessica not only understands well the process of planning an event, but also has an amazing eye for styling an event and making it unique and memorable.”
– Alexis Wirtz, VP of Conventions & Meetings, National Pest Management Association

 “J Shea has been a pleasure to work with. We used then for a conference that had always been managed in house and then had grown larger than what my staff could handle. I was thrilled to be able to work with them as they always kept me informed of where they were with projects and handled each task with very professionally. They took the time to negotiate costs down and made sure that all of the Foundations needs were met. After this experience, we will never go back to in house planning. It not only saved use time but also money and made our 400 person conference the best that we had in our twelve years of running conferences. The feedback we received from attendees was incredible and I credit that with Jessica Shea and her firm. They made sure that the event ran smoothly.”
– Melinda Kotzian, CEO, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

 “The services our team received from J Shea to execute a successful sales mission were professional and creative. We were looking for new ways to reinvent our mission and the ideas and support they provided were exceptional. We look forward to partnering with them again for future events of various sizes!”

– Summer Davey, Assistant Director of Sales, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

“Travel Alberta has worked with J Shea for over 3 years and had great success in planning and organizing our USA sales missions and key account client events throughout the USA.  They have made things so simple through their attention to detail, unique event theme ideas, and understanding our goals and objectives for our events.   Having J Shea organize all of the details lets our business development team focus on their  role of bringing the right customers to the events, networking, and building successful relationships.”
– Brian Slot, Director, Business Development- USA, Travel Alberta Canada

 “J Shea has successfully planned and flawlessly executed the Texas CVB Client Holiday Party for the last two years, and hopefully many more to come.  They are creative, budget-conscious, and focused on the client’s vision.”
– Jay Marsh, Regional Director of Sales, Visit Dallas

“You’ve probably heard from others, but I just wanted to let you know that we had a great event, and our PAC committee and members were so impressed. Thank you for all your hard work. And, your team was fantastic!!”
Catharine Harris, Associate Director, Political Affairs, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

“We have used JShea for a few events now and she’s been not only been consistent, but innovative in her thought process and a great support to our events. In fact, with her help we just executed on of our most successful client events today! If you’re looking for someone to assist you with the planning and implementation of your meeting and or event, I would highly recommend JShea.”
– Ned Blair, Visit Charlotte

“I have had the pleasure of working with Jessica on specialized sales event (food truck) promoting our destinations. Jessica was great to work with and the event was executed very well. Her presence gave me great piece of mind and allowed me to focus on what I need to do – sell. I am excited to be working with her again, and I am already excited by some of the unique ideas and suggestions she has brought to the table.”
– Will Trokey, Visit Charlotte

“Planning a 400 person event using a combination of staff and volunteer support requires creativity, skill and patience.  J Shea demonstrated these traits as her team managed CoSN’s 2016 “Monumental Impact” Advocacy Dinner and Auction in the District of Columbia. Jessica’s team was particularly effective at streamlining the operational process thus allowing us to maximize attendance while minimizing food costs and wait times related to check in for the event. Some of these changes were substantive changes to the operating procedure while others resulted from the use of a simple mobile application. Most importantly, she was effective in leading both staff and volunteers through this process. Not surprisingly, the J Shea team will be moving forward with us as we plan another successful event in Chicago in 2017.”
– Robert Duke, CAE, Chief Operating Officer, CoSN

“Faced with declining attendance and revenues the two 30 year old ASAE golf tournaments were on “life support”. With proposals from many high profile event planners, I turned to veteran planner, Jessica Shea to manage the details and aggressive revitalization plans. Not only did she orchestrate our team of 27 staff and volunteers, she led both events to sold out status with a waiting list of sponsors. This unprecedented growth was rated 4.67 by our attendees out of a possible 5! To sum it up:  she is good people and very insightful.  Having her on the team allows me to focus on other things. She is a breath of fresh air and can keep up with creativity and expensive tastes all within budget.”
– Stephen Peeler, VP of Development, ASAE Foundation