Extraordinary by Design

We collaborate closely with you from strategy through program completion. And at every touch point we find opportunities to engage attendees and magnify your message. Whether a board meeting for 10, an incentive program for 500, or a global meeting for 5,000 our experienced team works with you seamlessly before, during and after the event to create extraordinary experiences that drive real business results.

Our Diversity Commitment

Streamlinevents has an opportunity and responsibility to positively impact our team, vendors, customers and community. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and community:

  • Provide a safe and welcoming environment that champions differences where multiple perspectives are valued
  • Foster regular and clear communication regarding issues of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Cultivate a team that reflects the community we serve
  • Ensure our policies, practices and initiatives consider and seek to address societal inequities that disproportionately impact specific groups
  • Conduct periodic assessments of the success and need for improvement in our efforts towards greater diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our Values

  • Commitment to Excellence through attention to detail and pro-active planning
  • Solid Partner Relationships, built on clear communication
  • “Whatever it Takes” attitude to meeting objectives and exceeding expectations
  • Personal Involvement, with hands-on attention, flexibility, integrity and trust.

Our Promise to You

We are partners, from step one to step done. We tailor high-impact events that leave both participants and stakeholders truly inspired. We are meticulous with the smallest of details and embrace big ideas. We are strategic experts, leaders and problem solvers, but first and foremost partners.

streamlinevents is a diverse supplier. As a certified minority and woman-owned business we do our part to support diverse suppliers and small businesses wherever we travel. #strongertogether

Recognition

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Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Program

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#7 Largest Bay Area Minority-Owned Businesses.
#9 Largest Bay Area Women-Owned Businesses.
#22 East Bay Privately-Owned Businesses.

Creative Awards

2022 - 6 Platinum Wins Including:
Creative Concepting: Designing a Digital Event
Marketing Collateral/Branding: Sales Tools
Strategic Campaigns, Live or Virtual Event

2021 - 4 Platinum Wins Including:
Overall Event Creativity
Creative Commercial
Graphic Illustration
Interactive Capabilities

2021 - 1 Gold Win:
Marketing and Collateral: Comic book

Our Team

Annette Chinn
Annette Chinn
President and CEO
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Annette Chinn
Annette Chinn
President and CEO

The perfectionist that started it all, Annette has over 25 years experience in corporate meetings and events and is recognized as an industry leader by clients and strategic partners alike. She holds diverse knowledge, extensive hands-on experience, detailed logistics expertise and is an out-of-the box creative thinker.

Annette has seen it all and done most of it, backed by well-honed problem solving skills and an inability to settle for anything less than exceptional. From big-picture leadership down to the smallest details, Annette - and her meticulous approach - sets the standard for everything we do.

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Steve Dunn
Steve Dunn
Chief Financial Officer
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Steve Dunn
Steve Dunn
Chief Financial Officer

Steve is our favorite Yes Man. With over 30 years of experience in financial management and corporate administration, Steve’s specialty is helping clients get everything they want out of the budget they have. He brings a unique perspective to his role, having worked in a number of industries, from consumer packaged goods to technology to entertainment. So he comes to the table with diverse problem solving skills and a proven conviction that there’s always a way.

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Kevin Kinsella
Kevin Kinsella
VP, Event Technology
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Kevin Kinsella
Kevin Kinsella
VP, Event Technology

Kevin geeks out over the hard-wired, software, cloud-based stuff that makes other people’s eyes glaze over. Then he translates it into language everyone else can understand and apply. Kevin brings 15+ years of industry experience to our team, including time in operations management and computing solutions. On top of all that, he’s just a really nice guy. Kevin is highly valued for his proactive approach, his registration, logistics and customer service expertise, and his keen ability to work with clients and attendees from varied backgrounds and industries.

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Lucy Giovando Watts
Lucy Giovando Watts
VP, Event Operations
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Lucy Giovando Watts
Lucy Giovando Watts
VP, Event Operations

Lucy Giovando Watts is a dynamic and respected industry thought leader with over twenty years of delivering profitable experiences to corporations, startups and associations. She is an innovative and inclusive creator that manages across functions, building successful teams globally. Prior to joining streamlinevents, Lucy was the founder and CEO of LASSO40, an onsite E-signature and check-in platform. Before LASSO40, Lucy managed a global meeting and event management company. Lucy has both her CMP and CMM designations and is proud to be a past president of the Northern California Chapter of MPI.

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Anne Gorman
Anne Gorman
VP, Sales and Marketing
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Anne Gorman
Anne Gorman
VP, Sales and Marketing

Anne is a meetings industry master.

She has spent her career in the industry tackling all facets of the agency side of the business, from on-site operations to strategic and sales management. It's no surprise she ended up in a crucial leadership role, responsible for developing and driving revenue growth strategies.

Her solid foundation allows her to speak with confidence as a trusted partner to clients and colleagues alike. Beginning with a thorough understanding of the larger business goals of our clients, Anne leads her team with determination and can be counted on to deliver the strategic leadership that results in extraordinary events every time.

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Rebecca Cowlin
Rebecca Cowlin
Creative Director
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Rebecca Cowlin
Rebecca Cowlin
Creative Director

A prolific designer and 22-year veteran of the meetings and incentive industry, Rebecca is involved in every aspect of visual communication at streamlinevents. Known for her speed, flexibility and efficiency, Rebecca sat at the helm of her own successful marketing agency before joining our team. She has since applied her relentless branding and design prowess to countless event campaigns, delivering strategic, creative solutions to a wide range of clients. She’s also created personal "branded logos" for her entire family, including husband, two kids, dog, cat, two hamsters and 17 fish. So, yeah, she has a lot of creative energy.

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Maureen Simmons
Maureen Simmons
Director, Human Resources
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Maureen Simmons
Maureen Simmons
Director, Human Resources

Maureen Simmons is a human resources executive with over 15 years of experience in human capital and corporate governance. She has worked for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies in the food and beverage, telecommunications, entertainment, and educational spaces. Prior to joining streamlinevents, Inc. She founded Coaching with Mo – a management consulting company that provided interim human resources management to startups and small-to-medium sized businesses. Prior to Coaching with Mo she was the Head of People at The Culinary Edge, a San Francisco based food and beverage consultancy.

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Ron Foxworthy
Ron Foxworthy
Director, Event Operations
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Ron Foxworthy
Ron Foxworthy
Director, Event Operations

With over 15 years of leadership and practical involvement in the event industry, Ron understands what makes an experience special, and how to partner closely with his team and his clients to achieve it. He is grounded in celebrity procurement and handling, having managed events with big name entertainment and speakers from Sting to Magic Johnson to General Colin Powell. Ron strongly believes in the power of face-to-face meetings and his many strengths include fostering highly personal interactions, an affinity for new technologies and relentlessly championing meaningful attendee experiences.

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Ingrid Nelson
Ingrid Nelson
Director, Event Operations
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Ingrid Nelson
Ingrid Nelson
Director, Event Operations

Ingrid’s success with clients and industry partners as an energetic leader and collaborator can be traced to her foundation in luxury hotel management. Known for her direct communication style, hands-on approach and creative problem solving, she is also always ready to share a laugh with the team.

Whether working on an event for 50 or 7,000, Ingrid is at her best when focused on the daily details of creating and delivering the best overall event experience possible.

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Erin McCommon
Erin McCommon
Director, Event Operations
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Erin McCommon
Erin McCommon
Director, Event Operations

Erin’s experience in corporate event sales and operations covers a variety of industries including medical, financial and technology. She has worked across the industry from convention center hotel properties to third party meeting planning agencies, always with a passion for customer service. She is incredibly patient and remains very calm in the worst of storms. In fact, ask her to make the sky green and she will smile and calmly move to figure out how to make that happen. She is a successful multi-tasker in fast-paced environments and yet can always be counted on to remain focused on the client’s goals and objectives.

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Sharon Wellman
Sharon Wellman
Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing
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Sharon Wellman
Sharon Wellman
Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing

Sharon brings proven expertise – and legendary tenacity – to hotel and vendor contract negotiations, high-level purchasing and procurement, and vendor pricing analysis. Her primary goal is maximizing a client’s budget, with a focus on innovative program design. Sharon holds 25 years of experience in corporate meetings, incentives, group travel and tradeshows and strong, long-term relationships with hotels, DMCs, convention centers and other worldwide travel vendors.

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Kelly Resta
Kelly Resta
Director, Event Operations
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Kelly Resta
Kelly Resta
Director, Event Operations

Kelly’s meticulous attention to detail and results-oriented approach are the foundation of her prowess in C-level meetings and events. Highly skilled in managing account, timeline, budget and problem resolution in a deadline-driven environment, she somehow manages to keep herself and her clients smiling as well. Kelly’s excellent interpersonal and management skills are an asset to colleagues and clients, as well as event attendees.

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Madeline Murray
Madeline Murray
Manager, Event Operations
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Madeline Murray
Madeline Murray
Manager, Event Operations

Madeline is passionate about events and bringing people together. Well respected for her relentless work ethic, collaboration and ability to connect with anyone. Insightful and empathetic, she draws the best out of her teams. From concierge level executive experiences for 20 to global conferences for 4,000, and everything in between; Madeline is successful in fast-paced environments where she can always be counted on to remain focused on your goals and objectives. She is a listener, problem solver and effective do-er.

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Andrea Pointer
Andrea Pointer
Manager, Event Technology
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Andrea Pointer
Andrea Pointer
Manager, Event Technology

Andrea was drawn to streamlinevents by the opportunity to be surrounded by smart people working at a quick pace with new technology. An industry devotee since high school, her focus has always been on delivering a smooth attendee experience through technology, emphasizing website creation and maintenance, along with registration. Her extensive background also includes event planning, venue research, contract negotiation, and speaker and VIP management. A people person with an out-sized sense of humor, Andrea's favorite part of her job is working with her teams.

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Amanda Thompson
Amanda Thompson
Manager, Event Technology
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Amanda Thompson
Amanda Thompson
Manager, Event Technology

Amanda always keeps in mind that the first interaction most attendees have with a program is with the event website followed closely by registration, and she makes sure she’s there to assist them in any way she can. A veteran Registration Manager, Amanda has worked with groups of up to 5,000 attendees. Her cheerfulness while focusing on the task at hand has earned her the respect of clients and technology partners.

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Bryan Shandy
Bryan Shandy
Sr. Manager, Finance and Administration
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Bryan Shandy
Bryan Shandy
Sr. Manager, Finance and Administration

Bryan has an unusual affection for spreadsheets, for which we are very grateful. With extensive finance experience in the event/travel management industry, Bryan maintains meticulous control and management of all facets of program accounting from budgeting to final reconciliation, including: sponsorship financial management, attendee fee management and hotel/vendor account management and reconciliation. If there’s a dollar sign in sight, rest assured Bryan is tracking it.

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Ken Hills
Ken Hills
Event Staff Manager
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Ken Hills
Ken Hills
Event Staff Manager

For the last several years, Ken has been on-site for many streamlinevents client programs, where he earned the trust and respect of the staff. He now brings his ability to connect with people, along with coaching expertise from sports, to his role as Event Staff Manager. In that position he oversees staff on-site for everything from food and beverage, to registration, to speaker support. Typically Ken manages up to 50 or 60 people for an event, planning resource needs in advance based on the schedule, and then adjusting to the flow of the meeting on the fly.

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