Alexis brings her public relations experience in communications, campaign strategy and logistics management in B2B/B2C technology and corporate affairs to the LJF team. Alexis’ sharp attention to detail, organization skills and confident nature lend themselves well to the particular demands of the events space. Alexis specializes in client relations, database management and logistics planning. Alexis received her BA in History from Brown University.
Katie brings her years of experience in operations, process design, and account management at several technology startups to the LJF team. Her ability to create flawless efficiency in a fast-paced environment lends itself well to the perfection-driven world of event planning. Katie specializes in client registration and database management, budgeting, event design, and logistics planning. Katie received her BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, from The George Washington University.
Julia has managed special events, fundraisers and conferences for 15 years. Her event management experience encompasses corporate, nonprofit and public-sector clients including Banc of America Securities, OXFAM, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, San Francisco Art Institute and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Programs have included corporate meetings, premier fundraisers and auctions, and client entertainment trips. Whether the program is “black tie optional” or “bring your hunting license,” Julia focuses on producing a memorable experience for guests. Julia received her BA from University of California, Los Angeles.
Gena is a global corporate event marketing specialist with 20 years of production strategy in leading, creating and executing client interfacing conferences and events of all sizes and complexity. Gena’s career began in the corporate events department at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco. She relocated with the company to New York after it was purchased by Bank of America. At Bank of America, Gena’s most recent position was that of Senior Vice President and Strategic Marketing Executive, responsible for the investment bank’s portfolio of client events and investor conferences in the US, Canada and Latin America (Bank of America Merrill Lynch).
Gena managed a team of close to 40 event professionals and oversaw the execution of over 500 events annually. Part of her purview included responsibility for a multi-million dollar global program budget as well as oversight of the international investor conference portfolio in Asia Pacific and EMEA (Emerging Markets, Europe and Africa). Her focus concentrated on the creation and supervision of differentiated programs that supported revenue growth, highlighted the firms’ business products and showcased senior management as thought leaders in the industry. Gena received her BA in Communications at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Ms. Mohan is a Certified Meeting Planner. With over 20 years of experience in event management, Ms. Mohan can manage any type of event. Her event planning history includes domestic and international conferences, special events and sporting events. Ms. Mohan has executed successful productions across various industries, such as the financial, high tech, medical and judicial fields. Prior to joining LJF Events, Ms. Mohan was at E.piphany where she was their Global Director of Events. She planned numerous Sales Kick-offs, Users Conferences and President’s Club Events. Before joining E.piphany, she worked at Robertson Stephens & Company.
McClain Robertson has worked for LJF Events since 2005. McClain has been an event marketing professional for 15 years. Expertise in strategic planning, brand positioning, program development, product launches, onsite execution, fiscal management, staff oversight, and comprehensive post-analysis make her a valuable member of our team. Previous employers include: Danger, Inc., Bonnier Outdoor Group: Field & Stream, Outdoor Life magazines, Eclipse Television & Sports Marketing, Charles Schwab Institutional and Standard Media International.
As President and Founder of LJF Events, LLC, Ms. Froeb brings over 20 years’ worth of event planning skills and resources to her productions. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in San Francisco, LJF Events specializes in high-end corporate event planning and production. Prior to starting her own corporate events firm in 2001, Ms. Froeb was a principal and the Director of Corporate Events at Robertson Stephens & Company; a San Francisco based investment bank. As the Director, Ms. Froeb successfully built an outstanding Global Corporate Events department. Before Joining Robertson Stephens & Company, she was the Associate Director of Corporate Events at Montgomery Securities/Banc of America Securities. Ms. Froeb also worked for several years at Franklin Templeton and Sotheby’s. Ms. Froeb received her BA in English and Art History from Smith College in Northampton, MA.
Kristen Degnan has over 15 years of experience in the Corporate Events Industry. Her passion for planning has ensured long lasting client relationships and hundreds of successful events. She has worked extensively in both the Technology and Banking fields She has produced events all over the world and is adept at budget management, venue research, hotel contract negotiations, audio visual effects, sourcing entertainment and speakers, travel planning and client communications. Kristen received her BA from CSU Chico.
Prior to working at LJF Events, Kristen ran the Corporate Events Department at Silicon Valley Bank where she helped create the department, oversaw their annual budget, ran their executive level programs, Round-table discussions, Tech Forum, and Leadership Conferences. Working still in the Banking Industry, Kristen also spent several years at Robertson Stephens & Company where she worked on its industry conferences and road shows.
Kristen has extensive experience in the Technology Industry. As a Senior Event Manager at VERITAS Software (now Symantec), she ran all executive forums, global sales conferences, and incentive trips.
Liza Carr has worked for LJF Events since 2003. As an event manager, she has assisted in executing annual corporate events with specific focus on speaker management and the attendee registration process. Her skilled handling of domestic and international attendees stems from her prior work at Robertson Stephens & Company where she managed registration for numerous industry conferences. Additionally, Liza spent two years in the Editorial department at Glamour Magazine. Liza received her BA from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.
Debbie Broderick has served as an Event Manager at LJF Events, LLC since 2009. During this time, she has assisted in planning and running both small- and large-scale corporate events and has been able to put her specialized skills to good use in the areas of client communication, event registration, vendor contracting, copywriting, budgeting and overall event design. Debbie has previous experience working closely with Serena Software, helping to run seamless and successful Sales Kickoff events.