Crowne Plaza Concord / Walnut Creek expert event staff

Our Expert Event Staff

At the Crowne Plaza Concord-Walnut Creek, we understand the importance of knowing our guests, especially when it comes to planning an event. We also know that it is just as important for our guests to know our staff, especially when one of our team members is someone planning your big event. Our expert event planners and full-service catering staff work hard to make your event a success. Take some time to get to know them before planning your next event!

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Groups & Meetings 

Weddings


Meet Our Event Planners

Lisa Griffin

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Crowne Plaza Concord event planner Lisa Griffin

Question: How long have you been an event planner?
Answer: I have been in the industry for 7 and half years .

Question: What inspired you to become an event planner?
Answer: My introduction to event planning was as a coordinator for a fine dining restaurant that had private rooms and did outside catering. I worked directly with the client to make sure all of their details were taken care of, but wanted to also handle the sales side of events. At that point, I knew that I wanted to become more involved and plan every type of event available .

Question: What inspires you and your work when planning an event?
Answer: What inspires me is knowing how important the event is to my client, it is my job to make sure that everything is perfect and that their vision becomes a reality.

Question: What do you enjoy most about event planning?
Answer: While some clients give you complete control of their events, those with meticulous details and input make the event so rewarding, trusting me to make it happen for them.

Question: What is your favorite type of event to plan?
Answer: I enjoy weddings the most, the happiness that comes along with the planning and watching the day unfold, from the walk down the aisle to the last dance, it’s very rewarding!


Cathy Jackson

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event planner in Concord CA

Question: How long have you been an event planner?
Answer: I have been working as an event planner for the 11 years.

Question: What inspires you and your work when planning an event?
Answer: I like to meet people and learn about what they do and then work with them to hold a successful event within their budget.

Question: What do you enjoy most about event planning?
Answer: Event planning is never boring and you never know what you will learn and who you will meet!

Question: What is your favorite type of event to plan?
Answer: I enjoy planning all types of events, but I love planning meetings, especially those with food and beverage orders.