We are event planning & technology experts!
Event planners are awesome! When we are not planning events, we take special pride in helping other planners harness the power of event technology. With so much planning and detail that goes into creating amazing events, many planners just do not have the time needed to stay up to date on the newest and most innovative event technology. With the knowledge of what event planners need, and the ability to speak the language of both event planner and event technologist, we can play a vital role in helping you create or transform your event into a seamless experience that is beneficial to all stakeholders.
Jeannie Power, CMP, DES
Co-Founder, Event Planner, & Event Technologist
(a.k.a. @evntgrrl and event tech ninja)
Jeannie is a dynamic player in the event industry, with almost 20 years of experience. She started her first company, Event Elements, in upstate New York in 2004. Jeannie is a leading expert in the rapidly changing event technology field. With both event planning and technology expertise (and obsession with the newest tech gadgets!), Jeannie is able to speak to language of the event planner, and bridge the gap when it comes to event technology.
She earned her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) from the Convention Industry Council in 2007. Jeannie enjoys the challenge of creating a customized and engaging attendee experience by thoughtfully integrating event technology. She has over 10 years of experience in online event registration management using a variety of software systems. Jeannie also has extensive experience integrating mobile apps and gamification into meetings and event design and has a Level 1 certification in Gamification Design. She is intrigued by the psychology behind integrating game thinking and mechanics into non-game contexts to solve problems and achieve goals. Jeannie is also a social media fangirl and is addicted to sharing information to improve the hospitality industry.
Jeannie is a Past President of Meeting Professionals International - Virginia Chapter and continues to play a key role in the organization. She is a speaker on event technology, speaking at events such as CMP Conclave, Smart Meetings, HSMAI MEET National, Reston Herndon Meeting Planners and the Virginia, Tennessee, and Philadelphia Chapters of Meeting Professionals International.
In her spare time, Jeannie volunteers with Adopt-A-Spot Dalmatian rescue, enjoys geocaching with her family and long naps on the weekends.
Co-Founder, Photographer, & Event Technologist
(a.k.a. renaissance man)
Josh Power, M. Ed., BME, Photographer, Author, Carpenter, Webmaster, DIYer, and FH (Fabulous Husband) has been described as a Renaissance Man. His collegiate path prepared him for a career in music education and eventually led to advanced studies in Educational Leadership with an emphasis towards school administration. Now traveling down another path, he brings his knowledge of various fields to Power Event Group.
Josh grew up in a military family, where his family pictures became a place to turn for an emotional connection with his friends and family. This eventually turned into a passion for photography, and he has been capturing amazing images for almost 15 years. In 2010, he started his own event photography company, Josh Power Photography, specializing in conferences and festivals (not weddings!).
Josh has the creative vision to create amazing events, and is able to visualize and capture the moments that make them remarkable. From his experience capturing meetings and events (and from working with his amazing event planner wife), he has the unique experience of being on both sides of the aisle - the vision of planning the event and how it feels to actually be inside the event.
On the event technology side of Power Event Group, Josh has built and maintained websites for several years. He also was able to explore and build event apps as a contractor for an mobile event app company for 2 years.
Josh has a fabulous green thumb and has been known to talk to the houseplants. He enjoys filling the house and garage with pallets, wooden spools and glass bottles that he will 'someday' do 'something' with.