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Meet ILEA Chicago Member – Ellie Feitlinger!


Tell us a little bit about yourself…

Who/ what inspired you to go into event planning?

Oprah! Yes, you heard that right. I used to work for OWN Network and when Harpo Studios was closing down in Chicago we were all trying to figure out next steps for our careers. I had already lived in Los Angeles for previous jobs and really wanted to stay in the Midwest so after a convo with Oprah and my other co-workers I realized I needed to use my detail oriented skills and love for logistics to transition into an event planner.

Tell us one thing we might not learn about you right away?

I can tweet like a bird!

What do you love the most about what you do?

I love the people I work with and being able to geek out on logistics each day all while working for a company who really stands by customer service and empathy.

Where did you grow up?

Madtown, WI AKA Madison, WI

What's your event gone wrong horror story?

I try not to dwell on the past!

What made you interested in participating in ILEA?

Currently the events I coordinate are global and I’ve wanted to get involved in an events association for a while now so when I found ILEA I felt it would be a perfect fit for what I’m currently doing and how I want to grow and learn within the events sector.

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