Kathy Miller lives and breathes events. In fact, after 30+ years and countless projects with Fortune 1000 companies, major trade associations and not for profit organizations nationwide, she still thinks it’s fun. Her exuberance and sense of limitless possibilities are contagious. All who work with her are continually amazed that she never looks for shortcuts or rests on her laurels. She always has her eye out for the next “great idea.” Each new project is a challenge, a puzzle to be solved, a solution waiting to be discovered – or invented. But first, Kathy asks a lot of questions and from the answers, she helps each client determine their event strategy, which will guide every decision throughout the rest of the process.
Kathy is highly involved within the event industry as well. Currently she is the International President of the International Special Events Society (ISES) for 2012-2013, a position which required 7 years of preparation. ISES is the principal association for the creative events professional, with more than 5,000 members globally.
She has been honored with a NICE (NACE ISES Chicago Excellence) Lifetime Achievement Award, plus Supplier of the Year and a Tomorrow’s Leader by Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Kathy is also a past Advisory Board member for The Special Event Magazine. Her strong belief in continuing education is exemplified by her graduation from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.
Yet, as busy as she is, Kathy always has time to explain a program detail, mentor a newcomer, recommend a colleague or praise her employees and clients. She considers herself blessed to wake up every day and be able to do what she loves.