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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Meet Our Event Planner

Patrick Lesandrini

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Question: How long have you been an event planner?
Answer: I have been working as an event planner for the past 10 years.

Question: What inspired you to become an event planner?
Answer: I grew up planning events for my family and friends and even continued to do so throughout my years in college. I thought why not take my passions and make them into my career as an event planner and that is exactly what I am doing now.

Question: What inspires you and your work when planning an event?
Answer: I am inspired by the client's excitement over an event. The client's excitement is what inspires me to create an event that is truly special, one that will be remembered by guests for years to come.

Question: What do you enjoy most about event planning?
Answer: My enjoyment comes from meeting new people and working with them to create en evening they will remember for a lifetime.

Question: What is your most memorable moment planning an event at the Crowne Plaza Concord-Walnut Creek?
Answer: Planning a wedding for one of my best friends.

Question: What is your favorite type of event to plan?
Answer: I love planning any and all types of events, no matter how big or small.

Question: What is your number one tip when planning an event in Concord-Walnut Creek versus any other part of the country?
Answer: The Crowne Plaza Concord-Walnut Creek is in a great location. This area is very up and coming. This is the place to be in the East Bay Area when planning an event.


Cathy Jackson

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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.