La Sonia Holmes

La Sonia Holmes




Event Planning

Project Management

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Present

Event Planner

Franciscan Health System
  • Plan, consult and oversee the onsite coordination of  education related events and activities that include employee events, medical conferences, safety and health fairs, Franciscan Heart Walk and seminars.
  • Conduct onsite site inspections to evaluate hotel and conference space for business needs.
  • Negotiate, execute and administer multiple contracts/agreements; serve as principle liaison between contractors, organizers
  • Participate in budget planning and administration; coordinate and administer the purchasing of supplies and equipment; review invoices for accuracy, explain variances in profit and loss statements
2005 - 2006

Director of Catering

Doubletree Hotels
  • Facilitated, booked and managed events planned for corporate and social clients. Supervised 20 banquet event staff and 3 Catering Sales Managers
  • Develop new business. Worked with the Director of Sales to create the marketing plan, promotions and campaign to increase hotel revenue.
  • Develop and update standards, procedures and/or general communications.
2002 - 2005

Catering Sales Manager

Embassy Suites Hotel
  •  Planned Corporate and Social Events that included site selection, menu planning and decoration.
  •  Approved invoices and bills related to each event and responded to post event surveys and/or comments.


Mar 2007 - Mar 2014

Bachelors Business Adminstration

Strayer University


Jul 2011 - Dec 2016

Certified Meeting Professional

Convention Industry Council