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Hello, I’m Kathleen Clickett Newsome

Event Strategist, ESN

(773) 654-3714

My professional background includes more than 15 years in the meeting & event planning world, and I’ve developed a strong & impactful network of peers and advisors along the way. As your consultant and partner, I utilize that experience alongside the reputation and buying power of Experient 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 and knowledge secured by contracting 4.6 million room nights annually, you can be confident you are receiving the optimum combination of rates, concessions, and terms every time.


“We learned about Maritz Global Events 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 love what I do, and I do what I love! Having worked in the meetings industry for more than fifteen years, I have held positions in almost all aspects of the event world, and I have loved every minute of it. I grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania (I’m a PROUD Nittany Lion!) and moved to Chicago right after college to start my event planning career. My husband and I live in the city with our two dogs (and sometimes another foster dog). We love traveling, boating, enjoying our city and spending time with family and friends.

My Personal Statement

Customer satisfaction, paired with exceptional results, is my promise to you.

My Contact Information

Location: Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 654-3714

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