Planner Resilience: The Hutton Group - Inspired Meetings & Events

Jill Garcia, owner of the meeting/event planning company, the Hutton Group describes how she pivoted during the pandemic to stay successful



Jill Garcia is the President and Owner of The Hutton Group - Inspired Meetings & Events, a twenty-five-year-old, woman-owned-and-operated meeting planning company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. With over thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry, Jill most recently was a Senior Director of Global Accounts for global site selection experts HelmsBriscoe where she was a top producer, earning the Presidents Club Award for eleven years running. Jill holds a degree in Communications from Central Connecticut State University. Previous to that Jill was an independent meeting planner for numerous years.  In August of 2020, Jill decided to take the leap and purchased The Hutton Group and is excited for the wave of meetings that the pent up demand of the pandemic has created!


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