Debra Thompson has been planning extraordinary events since 1993.
As an Event Planner at a well-known Westchester, New York country club, Debra was responsible for the coordination of events for two ballrooms serving up to 800 guests. Her duties there included personalized consulting, negotiating contracts, terms and prices, vendor referrals, problem resolution, public relations and overall client satisfaction.
As President of the Board of Directors for Hamilton Madison House (a non-profit settlement house with five sites throughout lower Manhattan), and in addition to her management responsibilities, Debra has been responsible for planning and coordinating social and professional events (banquets, galas, wine tastings) attended by up to 1,500 people.
Debra’s event coordination has involved theme development, site location, organizing the printing and mass mailing of invitations, vendor relations, procurement of all services (entertainment, caterers, florists, etc.), administering contracts, menu planning, facilities liaison, monitoring of expenditures and on-site supervision, all while interacting with corporate executives, political figures, celebrities and other high profile individuals.