Amanda Lucci

Special Events
The Last Word: SAG's Kathy Connell

Kathy Connell believes in teamwork. So much so that when she was tapped to produce the first-ever Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1995, she pushed for an award that would honor the entire cast of a movie or TV show.

The Last Word: Party Rental Vet John Dawson Launches Please B Seated 
The former head of TriServe is back, with a new operation and a new attitude
The Last Word: Chad Hudson Plays a Leading Role in Special Events 
From a supporting role as a cater waiter, event producer Chad Hudson now plays a leading role in marquee events, including premieres for blockbuster films.
Behind the Scenes at 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York
The Special Event’s Spin on Fashion Week took 20 event planners into the construction of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to find out what it takes to put on such a high-profile event.
Rick Jobe Plays it Straight from the Heart
Business owner Rick Jobe approaches both his professional and personal lives with passion, commitment and dedication to creating great special events
Houstonian Hotel Catering Director Lisa Hopkins is the Toast of Texas


After 24 years spent in the hotel and catering business, one of the most important things Lisa Hopkins has learned is to listen up.

The Last Word: La Randa Mayes Rules as Event Planner at the U.S. Supreme Court
Staging events at the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't require bling, but it does require plenty of professionalism.
The View From Broadstreet's High-flying CEO Mark Baltazar
Even in his downtime, Broadstreet CEO Mark Baltazar finds a way to keep his brain in high gear. Years ago, he took up flying planes as a way to escape
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