Colette GivensEVENTS OPERATION MANAGER

    “As event plans unfold, we commence the process of thinking about how the event plans translate into detailed list for the logistics, production schedule, entertainment, all the suppliers needed and the overall coordination.  It is so important to be detailed to ensure that the wonderful vision that a client wants to achieve can be implemented.  This is a critical step that our clients value in the services that we deliver.”

    It’s the little things that make the big things happen and Colette is a master at the little things. She has an uncanny ability to translate and perfect the vision and impeccably execute the details to create event experiences. With over 10 years of experience planning conferences, gala’s, fundraisers, experiential and sporting events, and concerts, Colette understands how all the details fit together, to create a flawless and remarkable event for our clients. She brings to Total Event Resources a comprehensive set of skills and experiences that are needed to manage events from 10 to 10,000 – locally or globally.  She always goes out of her way to make every event an amazing experience for the guests and staff.

    A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Colette holds a B.S. degree in business administration from Southern University and an MBA in marketing from Clark-Atlanta University. Upon receiving her advance degree, she went to work for SABRE (a global travel technology company) where she led their marketing team. Her accomplishments at SABRE, led to her receive the Distinguished Innovator in Technology award in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  After SABRE, she led a number of independent partnerships which were focused on developing and managing promotion events and national tours for several Consumer Packaging companies.  She is drawn to engaging her talents and ideas in fun, exciting events.  When she is not event planning, Colette is an active member of the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates Rotary Club as well as volunteering with other local charities.

    First Meal to Cook: Jambalaya

    Hobby: Reading

    Favorite Color: Red

    Recent Book: The Help

    Favorite Musician: Whitney Houston

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