Executive Team


Working together to fulfill the promise of every project.


Katie began her career in the event industry working as a Registration Coordinator for a boutique event planning company specializing in high-end meetings and incentives. An expert in registration and website development, Katie has learned to see the whole picture of an event, beginning with the first phase of the event lifecycle: registration.

Planning and managing events around the world, Katie understands that every client has a unique vision for their event. Her extensive experience planning corporate sales meetings, customer retreats, sales incentive trips, and conferences/trade shows for high-level Government agencies combined with her passion for creating one-of-a-kind events allows for a comprehensive understanding of the requirements needed for a successful event.

Katie has a B.A. from James Madison University. She is an avid runner and has finished the Marine Corps, Philadelphia, and Chicago Marathon. She lives in Annapolis with her husband Patrick and their three daughters where they enjoy cooking, golfing and boating on the Severn River.


Theresa has a passion for traveling the world. Her experience as an Event Manager paired with her desire to explore new places, meet new people, and continue to grow industry relationships, makes her a paramount leader at GEM.

Having started her career as a Registration Specialist/Event Website Developer, Theresa has since planned large-scale conferences throughout the U.S., International Sales-Incentive Trips (her favorite destinations include Italy and Alaska), Government Conferences and Tradeshows for high-level agencies, and Pharmaceutical Meetings all over the country.

Theresa has a B.A. from Penn State University (Go Nittany Lions!) and was co-captain of their lacrosse team. When she is not planning events, she is busy coaching a high school lacrosse team in the Annapolis area. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.