Jill Moran, CSEP

Jill began her event career in the exhibit and display industry producing international events for clients attending major industry trade shows. Her skills at creative artistry, concept development and flawless execution coupled with her ability to cultivate the same high standards in the colleagues she works with, quickly allowed her to expand her business, jsmoran special event planning & management, into other corporate initiatives and celebratory events.

In 2002, she was one of the first candidates in New England to become a CSEP, Certified Special Events Professional, the hallmark of experience, professionalism and ethics in the event industry. She is one of 200 CSEP’s in the world. She holds a BS in Education from the University of Connecticut and has taken advanced coursework at Babson College, University of Connecticut and Arizona State University.

In 2003, jsmoran special events was awarded an esteemed Esprit Award by the International Special Events Society for an event created for the Sheraton Commander Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Again in 2005 and in 2010, she was given the Esprit Award for Best Industry Contribution for her books, How to Start a Home-based Event Planning Business and How to Start a Home-based Wedding Planning Business.

She has published articles on event related topics, speaks regularly at industry conferences such as Northeast Regional Education Conference, Eventworld and The Special Event and is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities.

Jill has served on the Education Council for the International Special Events Society from 2009 – 2010 and was Education Chair from 2004 – 2007. She has also served on various committees including the International Certification Committee and MarCom (Marketing and Communications). Her leadership role on the chapter level included serving as President of the New England Chapter and VP of Programming & Education.

She is passionate about education and has developed this unique program to respond to the growing need for training for those aspiring to become professionals in the field of special events.