Jill Moran, CSEP, Principal and Lead Strategist

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Can I Really Make it in Event Planning: A Practical Guide to Getting and Staying in the Business!

Jill S. Moran, CSEP – event strategist, award-winning event planner, author, speaker, educator, lifestyle expert, and entrepreneur.

Jill is a Certified Special Events Professional and an active member both locally and internationally in the International Special Events Society. She is a past president of ISES New England and has served on various international committees. Her educational initiatives have included speaking engagements at numerous professional conferences, colleges and universities and the development of an online educational program to offer solid training to event professionals worldwide. She has published two books, How to Start a Home-based Event Planning Business and How to Start a Home-based Wedding Planning Business, both of which won ESPRIT awards from the International Special Events Society for “Best Industry Contribution.”

Jill began her career producing international events for exhibit and display clients attending major industry trade shows in 1989. Her company’s business grew to include the not-for-profit and celebratory events in destinations around the world producing corporate events and conferences, galas, weddings, social celebrations and charity events. She has been featured in industry publications as well as television programming. A 20 year veteran of the special events industry, Jill is a four time nominee and a three-time recipient of the event industry ESPRIT award.

In 2010, Jill launched the Special Events Institute to offer the opportunity for novice planners worldwide to gain expert knowledge of event planning from established event professionals. It has been recognized with an Educationally Approved rating from the International Special Events Society as well as Best Industry Contribution

She holds a BS in Education from the University of Connecticut and has completed master level coursework at the University of Connecticut, Babson College, and Arizona State University.

She has been featured in magazines and television as the go to expert. She’s been honored with industry awards as a true leader and innovator.