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Courtney founded Corinthian Events in 2000 with Jill. She is a master visionary, big picture thinker and main “driver of the bus”. With over 30 years in the hospitality industry, her experience goes far beyond events. Past careers include travel agent, Caribbean hotel sales and wine wholesaler, making her a valuable resource to her clients and the team. She revels in keeping clients and her team happy; always throwing in a funny (often off-color) punchline.
A native New Englander with Bermuda in her blood, she will try and sell a reggae theme for your party at every chance she gets. Consider yourself warned.
Jill founded Corinthian Events in 2000 with Courtney. She began planning trips in High School and has never stopped. After studying leisure management and tourism in college, Jill was a cruise director and a travel agent prior to landing in the DMC and special events worlds. She has a brilliant brain that thrives on the logistics of events as well as doing the less sexy work of contracting and budgeting for the company. She loves people watching and spending time with the people she loves.
Jamie Hellesen joined Corinthian Events in April 2013 with more than ten years’ experience in the hospitality industry. She is a logistical queen, examining each event from start to finish, ensuring that from curbside to coat check, and dinner to departure each guest’s experience is met with convenience and ease. Her experience operating large-scale events throughout the state of Florida has brought her great knowledge in navigating the intricacies of Boston streets, venues and old-school rules & regulations. A New Englander at heart, born & raised in Southern New Hampshire, she makes stressful situations look & feel easy. She’s the one you want on the curb dealing with the local police department and valet, or the one at the tech table ensuring the timing and precision of your event is flawless. If you ever need to win her over; seltzer, red wine and gummy bears are all you need.
Director of Client Services
Tamara O’Malley has worked at Corinthian Events since 2010, focusing in event production and design. Her favorite parts of working in events is the planning and building relationships with clients. She prides herself on exceeding expectations. Tamara has strong problem-solving skills and is calm, cool and collected under pressure.
Outside of work, she is a dedicated mom of three who keep her busy and dreaming up a next level birthday bash!
Director of Client Services
Jenni’s easy-going, friendly, mid-western nature and overall calm puts clients at ease; even in the most stressful of times. As a result, her clients have become life-long friends. Pulling from over thirteen years of experience in hospitality and seven years in special events, including high-end hotels and off-site catering management, her multi-dimensional knowledge of the industry informs her thoughtful decision making. Jenni turns her client’s dreams into tangible, incredible and successful realities.
Need a fantastic restaurant recommendation or a great cheese suggestion? Jenni has a master’s degree in Gastronomy from Boston University, and has a deep love of all things food and hospitality related. She also loves skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and basically anything that takes her outside and into nature.
Director of Client Services
Dawn has been with our Corinthian Events team since 2016. She is an experience creator, relishing the thrill of building an event from scratch and watching it come to life. She loves the opportunity for creativity and always ensures each design or logistic decision is purposeful to your event goals. Her meticulous planning style keeps all the details organized. She makes sure your project is always moving forward with clarity, purpose and skill.
Outside of work, food is Dawn’s passion. She loves bringing both her love of food and event design together—ensuring your guests enjoy a delicious, well-balanced meal that is served beautifully and on brand.
Senior Creative Manager, Events
Fun Fact: Claudia loves fishing and tries to go as often as possible! “Striped bass fishing in Boston is unreal during the summer!”
Claudia has a passion for events that spans continents and decades. She is a visionary who brings her award-winning design talents to every event she touches. Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Claudia has always possessed a deep love of culture, design, and food. Her natural talent combined with a degree in hospitality management from Boston University makes her an absolute rock-star in the event world. Claudia knows what’s hot in Boston—from Chefs to DJs to venues—she is on it. Her unparalleled skill makes even the most complex events look effortless and she will gladly explain every detail to you in any one of the four languages she speaks fluently!
When she is not amazing her clients, she is with her toddler and husband cheering on the Boston sports teams.
Senior Event Manager, Newport Hospitality
Samantha is a Rhode Island native who joined the Newport Hospitality team in 2018. Prior to joining Newport Hospitality, Samantha worked in alumni events, wedding, social events, and restaurant management. Samantha’s passion for the events industry began with a love of weddings and over time that passion grew into a love for logistics and complex events. Outside of work Samantha spends her time with her puppy or at the beach!
Senior Event Manager
Jessica brings over seven years of DMC and agency experience to Corinthian Events. Growing up in Rhode Island, Jessica knew from a young age that she wanted to plan events, and eventually graduated from UMassAmherst with a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management. Post-graduation, Jessica started her events career in Catering & Conference Services in Boston hotels, and she has been a staple of the industry ever since! Outside of work, Jessica has a passion for travel, food, and wine, and she enjoys spending her free time with her toddler, herFrench bulldog, and her family.
Senior Event Manager
Joy is an Event Producer with over 15 years of event, hospitality, and project management experience working between New York, The Hamptons, DC and most recently joining our team in Newport, RI. Joy works with clients to develop event strategies, content, and experiences that enhance their brand, reflect their mission, and create lasting connections that impact their greater community.
Joy provides clients thoughtful insight into creating lifestyle aesthetic and a brand experience unique to each individual event and enjoys bringing her travel knowledge, creative eye, and diverse cultural experience to each event project she helps oversee.
Beyond events, Joy has always been driven to the social side of possibilities and action. She supports causes she believes in through events and volunteering. You can often find her at the beach in Rhode Island reading and plotting her next adventure.
Shira joined the Corinthian Events family in 2016 and has never looked back. She’s dreamt of this career since childhood and started out early with work experience including linen rentals, luxury weddings & social events, restaurants & catering and a passion for design and food & beverage. Shira has a logistically creative brain which makes her a diverse event manager. She loves collaborating with a supportive team with whom she learns on a daily basis.
Shira is a true Bostonian & Cape Cod-der at heart, although born and raised in Upstate New York. With a love for baking and CrossFit, she knows just how to balance out all the aspects of your next event! A little bit of sweetness and a lot of hard work is part of her formula for success.
Siobhan is a Massachusetts native who first entered the world of events through her family’s annual non-profit golf tournament. From planning the tournament, working with sponsors, and coordinating with the venue, Siobhan quickly learned this was a career path worth exploring and she enrolled in college to study Hospitality Management. Working with amazing vendors, thinking outside of the box, and producing amazing events keeps her excited to work each day. When not in the office you can find Siobhan spending time at the lake with family and friends.
Josh’s passion for event planning started at a young age, growing up with a large Italian family where every gathering was a production. From passion to a career, Josh has planned a wide range of nonprofit, corporate and social events since becoming a professional in the industry. Josh is always wanting to learn more and jump right into everything he does…always with an up-beat attitude. Josh takes pride in his work and will go to any length to make sure his client is left feeling wowed. He is always looking for the next best restaurant, and when he is not you can find him in the kitchen with an apron on singing along to Frank Sinatra. Josh is also an avid reader; he is constantly jotting notes in the corner of the pages after being inspired by a paragraph thinking, “Wow…what a great theme for an event!”
For as long as Nicole can remember, she has wanted to work in the hospitality industry. However, it was not until Nicole attended UMass Amherst that she realized how eager she was to immerse herself in the world of events and planning. From planning friends birthday parties to helping execute a fashion show in Florence, Italy while studying abroad, the wide variety and ever-changing trends of the events industry continues to inspire Nicole and motivate her creativity. Nicole hopes to one day travel to different places in the world and learn about the unique methods and techniques of event planning. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys going to the beach and trying new restaurants in the Boston!
Director of Event Technology
Long before Pitch Perfect, Theresa sang with her college a cappella group, the Mount Holyoke College V-8s. A love that never dies.
In a sea of colorful planners, Theresa enjoys the more binary world of technology. But, don’t be fooled— she is quick to remind you that technology is never ever boring. Theresa is constantly seeking the latest tech innovations to compliment the event experience. She has the capacity to translate client concepts into ideal high-tech solutions while explaining them in non-technical terms. She considers herself platform agnostic which allows her to always fit the solution to the needs. From preliminary requirements to post-event analytics, Theresa’s extensive attention to detail shines through in her client interactions.
When free from the computer screen, there is nothing Theresa loves more than heading to Maine with her three children.
Event Technology Coordinator
Creative Project Coordinator & Assistant to the Partners
Perry joined Corinthian Events in 2018 after dabbling in various sectors of the events world – from fundraisers and galas to weddings and incentive travel, she tested the waters before ultimately landing on the Corinthian team. Perry is known for her deep understanding of processes and operations, and her strong follow-through and dedication to projects allows her step in on virtually any endeavor and support both the team and the client. Outside of work you’ll find Perry somewhere by the ocean – she grew up in a shipyard and loves nothing more than sailing up the coast of Maine in the Fall.
Creative Director, Marketing & Graphics
MacEgan Starrett is our do-it-all graphic designer and heads all of our creative endeavors from graphic décor to web design. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, MacEgan planted his roots in Boston immediately after graduating from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Before joining us, MacEgan spent almost ten years in marketing, graphic design, and web development for a wide range of companies, including interior design firms, PR agencies, audio & video media companies, apparel retailers, and various startups. In his downtime, MacEgan plays basketball and softball. He is an avid sports fan— especially when it comes to the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, or anything Ohio State Buckeyes. We have long forgiven him for not embracing our Boston teams.
Bookkeeper & Benefits Manager
Did you know? Rich was the only guy in our office for almost six years. God Bless Him.
Rich began his hospitality career as a night audit manager and front office manager at two local hotels. He hopped across the Atlantic to work at a London-based incentive travel firm, where he created and ran incentive travel programs for groups of ten to four hundred guests. After five years living in London and traveling the world, Rich returned to Boston where he met Jill—his future wife and the co-founding partner of Corinthian Events. Jill actually interviewed and hired him while working at the same destination management company. Rich missed travel and left events working for meeting and incentive travel companies. In 2006 Rich joined Corinthian Events as office/operations manager.
Rich loves family activities, traveling, cooking, playing golf, and all sports.
Sales Manager, Newport Hospitality
As the cornerstone of our sales department at Newport Hospitality and The Tennis Hall of Fame, Cullen brings a strong hospitality background honed by years in the hotel industry, including local venues such as The Westin Providence (now the Omni), The Providence Biltmore (now The Graduate), Hotel Viking, and Vanderbilt Grace.
Cullen resides in Warren, Rhode Island with his wife, Brenda, and their two Golden Retreivers, Sake & Kilo. Cullen and Brenda moved to Warren 21 years ago, and Cullen wasted no time cementing himself into his community by joining the Warren Fire Department where he climbed through the ranks and now holds an officer’s seat as the First Lieutenant of Station #5.
When he can find time away from the office and fire calls, Cullen enjoys freshwater and saltwater fishing, as well as running 5Ks and 10Ks where he has medaled on numerous occasions.