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Hello, I’m Kathleen Clickett Newsome

Event Strategist, ESN

(312) 952-0460

My professional background includes nearly 25 years in the meeting & event production world, and I’ve developed a strong & impactful network of peers and advisors at each turn along the way. As your consultant and partner, I utilize that experience alongside the reputation and buying power of Maritz and hotel and supplier partners to deliver exceptional results for all of your meeting needs. Every client need varies; every budget is different; and every event is unique.

I work with supplier partners to negotiate the best vendors or venues for you, tailor agreements that fit your needs, and ensure those needs are fulfilled on time and on budget. And thanks to the collective data, knowledge and massive buying power of Maritz, you can be confident you are receiving the optimum combination of rates, concessions, and terms every time.


“We learned about Maritz while looking for a new location for one of our events and it’s blossomed into a relationship akin to having extended our staff! They use their expertise to thoroughly investigate properties, provide timely follow-ups, negotiate contracts on our behalf, and provide candid and generous advice. Maritz Global Events has really taken the time and care to secure excellent locations and accommodations that are tailored to our needs and they continue to be a tremendous resource to our organization.”

Executive Director
National Nonprofit Educational Council

I grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania, am a devoted Nittany Lion, am a dog mom to two crazy Springer Spaniels (and sometimes a foster dog or two) and live in the tiniest little village outside of Chicago with my husband and the two crazy dogs. I’m a fierce supporter of fertility preservation/research and cancer research, am a fertility and breast cancer warrior myself, and my family and friends mean the world to me.

My Personal Statement

I love what I do, and I do what I love! Over the past 25 years, I have held positions in almost all aspects of the meeting & event world, and I have loved (almost) every minute of it. It brings me so much joy to be able to translate that passion & experience into results for my clients.

My Contact Information

Location: 20 Briar Rd., Golf, IL 60029  United States
Phone: (312) 952-0460

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