Joining Catalyst as the Conference Program Director and subsequently moving to the role of Events Lead, Brandi has been a trusted strategic event advisor for a number of private industry, government, and non-profit clients. As a published event planning consultant and event project manager specializing in event strategy, management, and logistics, one of her most memorable experiences was when she had the exciting opportunity to work in the White House Social Office, planning events that took place on the grounds of the White House, including press briefings, bill signings, state dinners, and everything in between. With a never-ending thirst for knowledge, Brandi received her Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) with a concentration in Event and Meeting Management from George Washington University.
Prior to that, she matriculated through Spelman College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. She has worked with clients from across the US and the UK and has been profiled by publications including Essence Magazine, YFS Magazine, and the Washingtonian Magazine. Brandi has a reputation for developing and implementing comprehensive event strategies based on event goals and objectives, as well as curating an optimal attendee experience for corporate events, fundraising galas, and private events. Brandi has planned and executed more than 200 events with up to 1,700 attendees and budgets up to $1,000,000.
Although she misses the hustle and bustle of the east coast, Brandi currently resides in the more moderately-paced city of Houston, Texas with her husband and daughter.