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Emily Steadman is the Owner and Operator of Events By Emily, LLC (EBE). EBE was established in July of 2015 as an LLC, in response to a market demand for non-traditional wedding and event production. A need arose that dismantled implicit socioeconomic, gender, and racial bias and misogyny in the event production industry. EBE is LGBT and Woman-owned and led by Emily Steadman, Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and Certified Wedding Planner (CWP).

Emily began planning events in 2000 through a series of Civic Engagement and Fundraising functions. She studied Public Health Promotion and Education at Oregon State University and graduated with a dual BSc degree in Health and Human Sciences (Public Health) and Health Education. Between 2005 and 2011 she worked as a public health social worker where she produced a number of health promotion meetings, educational events, and fundraisers serving low-income at-risk youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Meanwhile, she received a Masters of Public Health from Oregon State University.

In 2011 she began planning and managing several large-scale arts events and festivals, and served as production leadership for an arts organization’s non-profit business unit. She also executed multiple weddings, corporate trainings/retreats, and intimate conferences. Emily consulted with and managed two brand new wedding venues from 2016 to 2018 and sold all available weekends in their first two seasons. In January of 2018 Emily was hired by a national medical meeting management firm which specialized in large CME conferences. She led the (new) Association Division and managed multiple societies and their meetings as their Executive Director. In the summer of 2020, Emily became a Certified Wedding Planner (CWP) through The Bridal Society and then a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) through MPI. Emily also specializes in Grant Writing and Fund Development for non-profits and has hosted several fundraisers and galas. From 2021 to 2022 Emily managed a museum’s event sales division and overshot the annual sales goals by 145% with a landmark revenue of $740,000.

Emily lives in Portland Oregon with her partner, three small children, and cat.

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