Jessica Walz

Facilities & Events Manager

As Cairncross & Hempelmann’s Facilities and Events Manager, Jessica ensures the smooth operation of the firm’s office and its events. With over a decade of experience as an event and meeting consultant, Jessica has worked in both corporate and academic settings. She has extensive experience in executing conferences, charity events, trade shows, sales meetings, business meetings, and virtual events, where her skillful blending of creativity and flexibility nurtures productive relationships with both clients and vendors.

Jessica previously served as the Event Manager at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii, as the Assistant Director of Performing Arts at the California Center for the Arts, and as the Theatre Rental and Events Manager for the City of Vista, CA. She has managed citywide events such as Street Scene and July 4th festivals with over 6,000 attendees, and has extensive experience planning events specifically for nonprofits, including fundraisers, silent auctions and golf tournaments. 

In addition to managing in-house meeting and event logistics for CH&, she has planned high-caliber dance events on a national and international level. She is a published writer for Dance Spirit Magazine and Inside Dance Publications.

Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree from Point Park University and a certificate in Event Planning and Meeting Management from San Diego State University. She is an active member of the entertainment and event industry and believes in giving back to the community and industry through volunteering, sponsorship and creating standards of excellence and raising the bar of professionalism.

Introduction

As Cairncross & Hempelmann’s Facilities and Events Manager, Jessica ensures the smooth operation of the firm’s office and its events. With over a decade of experience as an event and meeting consultant, Jessica has worked in both corporate and academic settings. She has extensive experience in executing conferences, charity events, trade shows, sales meetings, business meetings, and virtual events, where her skillful blending of creativity and flexibility nurtures productive relationships with both clients and vendors.

Jessica previously served as the Event Manager at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii, as the Assistant Director of Performing Arts at the California Center for the Arts, and as the Theatre Rental and Events Manager for the City of Vista, CA. She has managed citywide events such as Street Scene and July 4th festivals with over 6,000 attendees, and has extensive experience planning events specifically for nonprofits, including fundraisers, silent auctions and golf tournaments. 

In addition to managing in-house meeting and event logistics for CH&, she has planned high-caliber dance events on a national and international level. She is a published writer for Dance Spirit Magazine and Inside Dance Publications.

Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree from Point Park University and a certificate in Event Planning and Meeting Management from San Diego State University. She is an active member of the entertainment and event industry and believes in giving back to the community and industry through volunteering, sponsorship and creating standards of excellence and raising the bar of professionalism.

Education

  • Point Park University, Pennsylvania (B.A., Dance)
  • San Diego State University-California State University (Certificate in Event Planning & Meeting Management)

Awards/Honors and Organizational Memberships

  • Meeting Planners International, Member
  • Meeting Planners International, Washington State Chapter, Director of Sponsorship
  • Listed as one of the top dance coaches in Dance Director’s Survival Guide, printed by Dance Spirit
  • Varsity Spirit - Director of Judges Training; Territory Director UDA, 2013-2014
  • USASF Dance, Education Committee

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Spotlight Dance, “Company Spotlight - Spotlight Dance Cup,” November, 2015
  • Inside Dance Publications, “In the Spotlight: Point Park University," July/August 2015