Event Planner History



Sharon Brown began her event planner career of producing meetings and conferences in Orlando, Florida in 1988 on the Public Relations Staff at Sea World of Florida.  This laid a strong foundation for planning large special events and conferences.  Her responsibilities included overseeing corporate donations, costume character appearances, video documentation of special events, coordinating food drive programs, Toys for Tots and Give Kids the World events. She was part of a PR team that was the first to broadcast the birth of a baby killer whale live via satellite to a world wide audience.

While a member of the Promotions team at Universal Studios Florida, Sharon planned large conferences and special events including the Grand Opening Celebrations, Halloween Horror Nights and Rockin' New Years Eve. She worked closely with corporate sponsors including USAir, Ocean Spray, Pepsi, and McDonald's.  Sharon arranged special appearances by celebrities, and professional athletes.  Her role at Universal required regular interaction with local and national radio and television media where she coordinated fulfillment of promotional events and live broadcasts.

As the Marketing/Meeting Planner for Arthur Andersen in Indianapolis she managed the production and planning of sponsored events, including the John R. Wooden Tradition, Breakfast with a Legend, the Indiana Technology Summit and the judging process of the TechPoint MIRA Awards. She also managed hospitality suites for the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship.

Her career in conference and event planning grew as the Events Manager for Payton LLC.  This was the final stepping stone to prepared her to start her own event planning business.  Payton is where she provided event services for multiple clients including the Indiana Health Industry Forum, TechPoint, ORCA Congress, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration, Flexware Innovation, Women & HITech, MarketSphere Consulting and the Tri-Medx Foundation. 


2005 - The Start of Sharon Brown Events LLC


Sharon and her team of experienced on-site staff began coordinating and producing single day evens for as few as 10 and as many as 4,600 attendees in 2005. We work with clients in the Health, IT, Food, Accounting,  Venture Capital, Human Resources, Training, Non-Profit and Product Development Industries. 

We began planning national events in 2006 with average attendance of 700+ attendees.  Our experience grew to included events in San Diego, Las Vegas, Orlando, Hilton Head, Seattle etc.  As we developed our proven event planning and on-site execution process, we expanded to hosting multiple events at the same time in different national locations.  

It didn't take long for our clients to grow their events to international locations. And our success with planning and on-site process allowed us to quickly add international events to our experience. 

Our Process

We customize each client engagement to meet your event planning needs.  After the initial discussion where the clients outline the goals and objectives, we provide a proposal with customized services and pricing.  Most of our proposals include flat rate pricing that makes tracking the budget easy.