With broad experience in member-focused and profit-driven events, Katya currently serves as Van Petten Group’s Events Director. In this role, Katya oversees the planning, on-site management, and city/site-selection of annual meetings and special events for VPG’s clients, including directing the coordination of all logistics and accommodations as well as working within the budget and working with the venues on making the food & beverage and audio-visual arrangements.
Katya’s passion for impeccability and willingness to connect and find a common ground necessary for fruitful collaboration makes her a great asset for the team at Van Petten Group and our clients. Prior to working with VPG, she’s been working as a part of other teams on such events as Anheuser-Busch 2016 Wholesaler Sales & Marketing Communication Meeting (SAMCOM) (2016), The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Advances in Rhinoplasty Meeting (2017), Aimbridge Hospitality Annual Management Conference (2018), and Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society Career Development Seminar (2019).
Outside of the organizational environment, Katya has experience in program and client management. By identifying needs and finding resources, Katya has produced solutions with timely implementation to meet and surpass clients’ expectations.
Favorite motto / quote: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” (George Bernard Shaw)
When you are not at VPG you are: Working on furniture restoration at Jeglova Creative Collective, painting watercolors, rehabbing a building in North Lawndale, rock climbing, participating in Landmark Education and spending time with friends and loved ones.
One person you’d like to meet (dead or alive): Leonard Cohen
What do you want to do when you grow up: I am grateful to report that I am doing what I want in my career now in the present. I would love to integrate more travel into my work lifestyle as well.
Greatest achievement: Completing the Landmark curriculum for living and creating the life that I love, both professionally and personally.