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Hello, I’m Jill Proto Kraatz

Event Strategist, ESN

(760) 717-5150

Regardless of the size of an event, the planning can seem overwhelming. I am here to address your needs. Whether it is finding venues, negotiating contracts, streamlining registration or being on-site to ensure things run smoothly, I will share my knowledge and expertise and you can breathe easier knowing I am here to support you. My success is based on client satisfaction.

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.


“Jill is one of the most efficient, hardest working individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with professionally. I always know I can rely on her to get done what needs to be done, and done right the first time around. She has freed our event’s management by handling every single facet of our venue, interfacing with both the Baltimore Convention Center, and every single one of our 10 hotels.”

I can safely say that without Jill in our corner, we wouldn’t have been able to put on the type of event that our attendees have come to expect.

Jade Aurora
Head of Convention Operations, Vice President

“Jill has been an amazing asset to our organization. She is energetic, warm and diligent. Her most important attribute is she genuinely cares about Phi Rho Pi and the success of our events. We think of her as one of our own.”

Wade Hescht
Phi Rho Pi

“Experient and Jill have revolutionized the way we select our hotel for our national speech and debate tournament. For the last six years we have had amazing locations with hotel room rates I could not even begin to touch if I were to negotiate these contracts on my own. Jill is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is extremely professional and very friendly. I can’t believe we used to negotiate these contracts on our own. Using Experient is one of the best decisions our organization has ever made. Potential clients can call me any time for a reference!”

Jeff Przybylo
VP for Association
Phi Rho Pi

After growing up in New England and then the Chicago area, I have made a permanent home in S. California. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in English Education. When I am not making sure my clients are set up for success, I enjoy spending my time cooking, travelling and attempting to embarrass my Teenage children.

My Personal Statement

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

– Walt Disney

My Contact Information

Location: Oceanside, CA
Phone:(760) 717-5150

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