Meet the Team
Karen Hartline, CEO
With over fifteen years of event production experience in areas of recreation, conferences, technology and special events, Karen Hartline brings creativity and a personal touch to create truly special events for her clients, specializing in brand management, event strategy, and production expertise.
Karen’s passion is creating experiences that are engaging and unique, always thinking of what attendees will find interesting. For her, events are about the ultimate experience, starting with attendee registration through the post-event wrap-up email and everything in between. She prides herself on event design and strategy to make an unforgettable event.
Most recently, she worked as the Director of Events at Mashable, producing events such as Connect at Walt Disney World and the Mashable House at SXSW Interactive. Prior to that, Karen worked with Porter Novelli, Brian Solis, Blurb, Community Next and got her start in conference production by planning annual conferences for fraternity and sorority students at Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.
Karen has a B.S. in Recreation Management from the University of Central Oklahoma and a certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from Madison Area Technical College. Karen has completed the Technical Meeting & Event Production class from Event Leadership Institute.
She hails from Oklahoma City and lists college football as one of her favorite seasons of the year as she cheers on the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Las Vegas has quickly become home in her heart where she enjoys spending time with her yorkie terrier, Lucas, exploring downtown Vegas in heels and hosting dive-in movies and dinners at her house on a regular basis.
Angela Giglio, Event Producer
Angela Giglio recently graduated from George Mason University in May of 2015 where she studied Tourism and Event Management. She’s from Northern Virginia but is in the exciting process of moving across the country to Eugene, Oregon. While in college she realized that Event Management was the perfect outlet for her love of details, creativity, and organizational skills. She had several internships ranging from fundraising event planning to corporate event planning, all of which helped grow her passion.
Her previous experience has given her the opportunity to work within Human Resources and Organization Development, which has driven her passion for planning events that bring people together to result in meaningful connections and change. She also enjoys playing around with graphic design as an outlet for her creativity. She’s always up to take on any challenge and is excited to bring her enthusiasm and skills to Reinventing Events.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with family and friends, pushing herself physically through Crossfit, and trying out new restaurants.
Amy Parker Harris, Event Producer
Amy is a Jane of all Trades and has been a marketing and event management specialist for over 18 years. As a motivated self-starter, innovative thinker and highly organized executor with strong hands-on experience planning and executing marketing and event programs of all types and sizes, she’s a great addition to the Reinventing Events team. She has worn every hat imaginable for events including program manager, creative design and branding, message development, copywriting, sponsorship management and sales, speaker recruitment and management, content and agenda creation, on-site event management and staffing, budget creation and tracking, venue / vendor sourcing and management, event branding and design, and A/V logistics and execution.
In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time chasing her daughter and puppy in Brisbane, CA and rewarding herself with a good glass of wine.
Katie Klepek, Advisor
While Katie has taken a full-time position in Chicago, she played an integral part in establishing Reinventing Events and just can’t step away from the company. She now serves as an Advisor and sounding board for the team. After 10 years in business, finance, communications, and event planning, Katie’s eclectic background has given her a unique perspective which helped her build a solid foundation for the processes the team still implements for production today.
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