If you have ever planned an event, you know how time consuming and stressful it can be. It's more than decor . . . it's about feeling . . . it's about the experience!
Meet Carol Lathrop . . .
Chief Event Officer
based in Thornton, Colorado, just a few minutes North of Denver.
Carol’s planning style is very client and attendee focused. She begins by gaining a clear understanding of her client's vision, goals and budget. The attendee experience is at the heart of every one of her event designs. The result is a stress-free, memorable event that meets your vision and stays within your budget.
Growing up Carol was an organizer at heart gathering the neighborhood kids to play school or set up a lemonade stand. When her own daughter began elementary school, Carol quickly became involved leading the local Girl Scout troop and serving as the school coordinator. She soon began leading teams of Girl Scout leaders to plan events for several hundred girls.
Carol began her path to professional event planning as an Executive Assistant for an insurance company. She planned sales meetings of all kinds for a three-state area. She received great reviews for putting together decor based on the company incentive programs. From there she gained experience in conference staffing and large association meeting planning. She spent five years as an in-house meeting manager specializing in registration for a large association.
Carol’s secret passion has always been special events, so in 2006 she started her own company. Today, IMESevents helps organizations and individuals create memorable celebrations by embracing their vision, their goals and their budget, so they can be a guest at their own event.
Carol is a well-educated leader in the Denver Event Industry. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver in Hospitality, Tourism and Events. She has been active in professional event industry associations since 2004, having served in leadership roles in Professional Convention Management Association Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMCPCMA) and International Life Event Association of Denver (ILEA). Also, Carol is an active member in Meeting Planners International (MPI) and the Association of Bridal Consultants Colorado (ABC).
Carol has served as an affiliate professor in the Hospitality, Travel and Events Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado. Currently, she is the Instructor for the Event Management Certificate program at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado.
One of the most wonderful compliments Carol has received regarding events is: “What can I say? I couldn’t have done (it) without you!!! I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your patience, guidance, support, and of course all of your hard work that helped make (it) so successful! Thank you for all you do for (us), we all appreciate your kind spirit and dedication!”
IMESevents is an award winning, Colorado based special event expert with experienced, talented meeting and event staff to assist with what you need, when you need it. Onsite or before your event, for as long as you need us. Through a series of planning sessions, we will help you develop an experience that leaves your guests wanting more. Our expert team will guide you through the process to a successful celebration! Call us today for your free consultation.