About Kristen McGargill

Kristen McGargill is a detail-oriented corporate event planner with more than 15 years of professional industry experience.

She is an organized problem solver with a proven track record of helping businesses meet their event objectives. This includes maximizing value for the organization, while ensuring they see a return on investment. She is a strong negotiator who knows how to handle vendor management for the best interest of her clients.

She has managed budgets of all sizes in order to plan and execute a variety of corporate strategic events. Through this experience she has selected venues, managed on-site staff, negotiated vendor rates, and revised contracts to limit client liability. She works hard for the best interest of her clients through all phases of corporate event planning.

Strong written and oral communication skills have helped Kristen manage meeting and event planning projects of all sizes. She has developed strategies to keep planning teams and all stakeholders on the same page through the planning process. She is a relationship builder who understands the importance of working with a team for optimal planning.

These skills, which were developed in the course of working in the corporate event planning industry, help her to maximize the benefit to the client.

Previous Experience

Kristen worked with some elite businesses in the Chicago area before branching out on her own to expand her event planning services.

Some of those organizations include PNC Bank, PCMA, Guggenheim Funds, Van Kampen Investments, and Hewitt Associates. She planned hundreds of events with these organizations, developing her organizational, communications, and customer service skills.

These positions allowed Kristen to build key relationships with leading industry vendors, offering added benefit to MM&E clientele. She also had the opportunity to book national speakers, select trusted vendors for major events, execute road shows and establish proven event promotion strategies.

Because of her corporate experience with these organizations, Kristen understands what it takes to plan and execute meetings and events of all sizes.

Types of Events

MM&E has the experience, knowledge and industry connections to help organizations plan meetings and events of all types and sizes. Whether you are looking for assistance from start to finish, or with a specific phase of the project, we can help you get your project off the ground.

Corporate meeting and event planning can be a stressful and unpredictable endeavor. A professional can ensure that your event is a success, while allowing your marketing or communications department to concentrate on their own responsibilities.

At MM&E we can help you with any phase of corporate meeting and event execution, award shows, road show execution, speaker handling, non-profit events, special events, and more. Contact us to help your organization with the next event!

Contact Kristen to get your next great event off the ground.

773.418.8024 or kristen@mcgargill.com