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Availability: Full Time

$75 /hr
$500 /day
Average Rating
Cathy P

Los Angeles / Long Beach / Anaheim, CA

Day of Event Manager, Destination Management, Food and Beverage, Logistics, Talent and VIP Management

Event Types: Conference, Corporate, Experiential, Trade Show , Wedding

Experience: 8+ years

Language Level: Native

Certifications: Covid Compliance Officer

Short Bio: My number one passion will always be event planning and talent relations. But during the pandemic, I developed some additional skills, including producing virtual events, designing websites and social media content creation. I have been creating and executing events for almost 20 years including: · Overseeing all facets of events including talent outreach, contract negotiations, ideation, production logistics, and managing budgets · Manage all arrangements for talent, including travel, gifts, hotels and red-carpet arrivals · Developed and maintained websites and social media, to include execution of profiles, and content creation

Freelance Event Producer
Various - Los Angeles, CA
Jun 01, 2016 - Current
Partner closely with clients to understand aspirations, formulate a vision, and create and execute event design plans. Events ranging from Super Bowl, NBCU Holiday Party, Neutrogena Launch Event with Kerry Washington & Nicole Kidman, Fox - Bones Wrap Party, HBO - Insecure Wrap Party.

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Director, Events & Talent Relations
Hulu - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 01, 2015 - Jul 01, 2016
Produce 50 + events for Hulu original programming slate including the Golden Globes, Television Critics Association Winter Panels, Show Premieres, Cannes Lions, 2016 Upfront as well as all internal events. Responsible for all event logistics including production, scheduling, venue selection, design/décor, food & beverage, budgets and event staffing.

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Senior Director, Client Relations
Viacom - New York, NY
Jul 01, 2013 - Oct 01, 2015
Conceptualized and produced 175 events, large and mall, engaging clients domestically and internationally, at key Viacom events to showcase Viacom brands, increase distribution and surpass revenue goals. Oversaw budgetary planning; responsible for all internal approvals and meeting budget parameters.

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Stephanie Kimes
OneNine Design
I have been acquainted with Cathy Powell for over ten years, in her capacity at Viacom and Hulu. Since Cathy has become a freelancer I have hired her to work on many of my projects. Cathy is exceptional in handling multiple facets of event planning such as research for different venues, budget management, contract negotiation, staff training, event promotion, and outcome reporting. Cathy’s is a problem solver, an excellent team player, fast-paced and able to be client facing. She is easy to work with, thinks creatively, and effectively communicates her ideas.
Erin Mills
the michael alan group
I have known Cathy Powell in a variety of capacities for many years. Cathy is efficient, detail-oriented, and extremely competent. She often successfully finishes a task well before the deadline. She is extremely organized, and never misses a deadline or forgets an assignment.
Donna Morgan
I had the privilege to work with Cathy at the 2017 and 2018 Super Bowls. Before I had first-hand working experience with Cathy, I knew of her as a brilliant event producer with many years of experience who produced multiple events in her career at Viacom and Hulu. I had the opportunity to work with her and see her skills first hand. Cathy executed the Super Bowl event at a high standard with enthusiasm and commitment. Her ability to gather information and make strong business decisions was greatly appreciated. You could always count on Cathy for her judgment during the crucial times of a project. She was creative, detailed oriented, positive outlook and is good at organizing and bringing people together. Her ideas are exceedingly creative and thought-provoking, and her implementation is always impressive. She is very calm under pressure and is always able to manage unforeseen events smoothly.