From Library Openings and Olympics
to Presidential Inaugurals
George W. Bush: The 43rd
George W. Bush takes the oath of office, administered by Supreme
Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, to become the 43rd
president of the United States. His wife, Laura, holds the same
Bible used by George Washington.
Charmaine and Liliana Wilkerson of And Here's Lilly
contracted by Operation Hope to be the Event Management team for their "Inner-City
Economic Summit", with special guest Vice-President Al Gore.
Assisted in directing
logistics and protocol for gala sit-down dinner for 3,000 guests and served as Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences representative for the caterer. Responsible for directing catering managers to
ensure proper service to Academy guests.
As food and beverage
management for the Rose Bowl Games, we were responsible for the FIFA WWC Executives and
staff venues which included over 2,000 people. Oversaw
twenty volunteers to ensure proper and expedient service was provided, including the most
important participants, the players.
for managing the major donors VIP reception, the night previous to the event. On the day of the event assisted with managing the
logistics for over 300 volunteers in guiding and directing them on their responsibilities.
We assisted the PIC
(Presidential Inaugural Committee) in the Presidential Inaugural Gala for 18,000 guests
ensuring the VIPs such as cabinet members, members of congress, executives in media,
and major donors had flawless service in their dining rooms by overseeing all aspects of
the service, including presidential protocol.
We were responsible for
supervising the food and beverage service in the private Executive Suites at $230,000 each
for the eight games at the Rose bow. Ensured
executives and their guests the first class service and foreign protocol by efficiently
As floor management of
the largest inaugural sit-down gala dinner for 3,000 guests at $25,000 per table, we were
responsible for coordinating 70 volunteers to provide proper and smooth logistical crowd
control. Served as liaison between Inaugural
Committee and caterer to oversee every step of entire event including directing a
wait-staff of 400.
Served as Operations
Management of 25 festival food vendors overseeing that the trucks and stands were set-up
properly with all necessary equipment by managing twenty volunteers. Coordinated with each vendor the menus they were
serving to ensure international flavors.
We were the board
deciding which catering company would be awarded the bid for the five-day event to service
over 5,000 guests for the historical event where the five Presidents and their First
Ladies would meet for the last time. We were
the liaison between the advance team and the caterer to provide professional coordination
of each step of this historical event. We
managed each catered event from a breakfast of 2,000 major donors to the historical
private luncheon for the five principals and VIP guests.
supervised food and beverage staff for several hospitality suites both at the Coliseum and
in corporate facilities downtown. We were
responsible for providing outstanding executive services for over 10,000 guests during the
CORPORATE REFERENCE LIST
Arthur Andersen LLP
Bank of America
Bank of Montreal
Carlsmith & Ball
City National Bank
Cushman & Wakefield
Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank of California
Economic Development Corporation
Ernst & Young LLP
Innova, Ames, Iowa
Kelly Drye & Warren
Mellon First Business Bank
Metropolitan Water District
Milbank & Tweed
National Association of Women in Business - Los Angeles Chapter (NAWBO-LA)
Pretty, Schroeder & Poplawski
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold
Scudder Kemper Investments
Union Bank of California
Whitman, Breed, Abbot & Morgan
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