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Hello, I’m Shonna Nitzel, CMP, HMCC, MPP, SEPC, MSHM

Event Strategist, ESN

(330) 571-8099

Great events are my passion, and I am happy to help you in any way I can, from site selection and hotel sourcing, to negotiating contracts, saving you both time and money.

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.

Maritz, the leading global meeting planning and event management company, has 1600 people to support my efforts to help you have your best meetings ever. There are no out of pocket fees for using my expertise, as I am paid by our suppliers, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.


“Shonna is our trusted partner for all of our events around the world! We count on her to help us find and compare the best options for our meetings and sleeping rooms for our corporate events. She is incredible at leveraging her network and making connects, negotiating, always quick to respond (so helpful in our fast paced industry!), results driven, and offering new solutions and recommendations. Most of all, she is a true pleasure to do business with. She’s the best!!”

Brooke Benes
Sr. Corporate Event Planner, Swagelok

“The Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) has partnered with Shonna at Maritz the past few years to help us select and organize our annual conferences. We went from just being ahead each year to 4-5 years ahead. This is a huge benefit for upcoming boards as well as our conference attendees who need to plan in advance. We could not have done it without her expertise, communication with the hotel and convention world and her already established relationships with area CVB’s. Shonna is a professional with a warm, friendly personality. It has been our pleasure and joy to work with her.”

Susan L. Parkins
Senior Outreach Specialist at Laramie County Library 2019 Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services President

“I have seen Shonna go above and beyond with all of her clients. Because of her “clients for life” mindset she focuses, first on their needs, and then always ensures that those needs are met, seamlessly. I’m amazed by Shonna’s ability to make friends with anyone, a skill she uses to full effect in everything that she does. I am always happy to work with Shonna because I know she will deliver.”

Pat Schaumann
President/CEO at Schaumann Consulting Group, LLC

“My name is Jason Gandee and I am the Events Manager for the Ohio Library Council. We have an annual convention every year that Maritz  helps us with planning. Our event planner is Shonna Nitzel. We work closely together with the contracting and monitoring our block of sleeping rooms at our host hotel. She also helps with the details of all the meeting/exhibit space at the convention center. Shonna is a huge help with all of her vast experience in the industry and I would highly recommend her.”

Jason Gandee
Events Manager for the Ohio Library Council

“Shonna Nitzel assisted me in selecting a hotel property for a business event. Shonna was easy to work with, highly knowledgeable and extremely responsive. I would definitely recommend Shonna to anyone needing assistance identifying hotel options around the country. She was also helpful in ironing out the contract details. All in all a positive experience with an outstanding outcome.”

Eileen Fallon
Executive Assistant to CEO at OMNOVA Solutions

“Shonna is a trusted partner and a great resource for the many programs we plan each year all over the world. She has a great global network and can make anything happen. Shonna works tirelessly to make sure we look like rock stars! She goes above and beyond to make our events successful. I highly recommend you see how Shonna and her team can increase your event profitability!”

Andrea Wisniewski
Global Meeting and Event Manager

I began my meetings and events journey on the tech side of the business where I was told “the internet is just a fad”. My career trajectory included sales positions with PlanSoft, Onvantage, Convention Planit and Group Travel Planit, pioneers in the group business market. Technology has moved at lightning speed since then, but planners and attendees have not changed all that much. Folks still want to have exciting venues, great hotel rooms and seamless registration at their events. This is where I come in. If you would like to save time and expenses, while creating memorable events, let’s chat soon.

My Personal Statement

Let’s be fabulous together!

My Contact Information

Location: 2051 Presidential Pkwy, Unit 38, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Phone: (330) 571-8099

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