President & CEO
Few people know the ins and outs of Austin, Texas like Jennifer Stevens. For more than 20 years, she’s navigated the city’s growth, zoning shifts and even a few event-day hailstorms. She turned her instincts, impeccable organization and basic get-it-done attitude into legendary events. From celebrated entertainment experiences to record-breaking fundraisers, Jennifer steered Austin Best Events as it set a new standard for Austin event marketing.
Jennifer never allows logistics or egos to get in the way of extraordinary ideas and accomplished goals. Whether she’s overseeing celebrity appearances, designing multi-event marketing campaigns or navigating the international protocols of state dinners, she stuns her clients with a balance of imagination, limitless energy and attention to details. She may be the firm’s president, but if a prop moves slightly out of place, Jennifer spots it and fixes it herself before others even notice.
When three high-profile celebrities wanted to experiment with combining their fundraising power, Jennifer took the reigns. She designed an...more
As the vice president of Austin Best Events and its sister company, JHL, Jessica earned the trust and commitment of countless brands, individuals, professional associations and non-profit organizations. She works to execute large-scale events with extreme precision under infinite pressure while maintaining a resilience in fundraising that is unparalleled. Her composure and dedication carries though into her additional client work for charitable organizations. She is equally talented and excels in strategic planning, communications and client relations.
She currently serves as Austin Best Events’ lead on the Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) event, where she executes the annual multiple stakeholder events with unflappable finesse. This, coupled with her impeccable attention to detail, allows Jessica to deliver memorable experiences for clients and guests alike. Jessica’s roster of successful events also includes planning and directing the tradition of Texas Governor for a Day celebrations, which includes multi-site logistics, media coordination and cooperation between...more
Account Manager and Event Coordinator
When a client requires tactical brand direction, Sydney serves as a go-to leader for integrated strategic communications within event marketing. Sydney’s work with a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations contains a long list of successfully met – and exceeded – client goals. From small executive retreats to community events hosting more than 30,000 people, Sydney helps transform each event into a message platform.
As an Austin Best Events Account Manager and Event Coordinator, Sydney works to quickly become an invaluable part of her clients’ teams. She oversees communications management, traditional and social media integration, celebrity coordination, event ideation and on-site vendor logistics. As conscientious as she is organized, Sydney utilizes an intricate web of messaging opportunities to link mindful event direction with well-placed brand recognition.
Sydney keeps a sharp eye on the bottom line, bringing in events on budget and flawlessly executed. Not intimidated by scale or prominence, she possesses the fortitude and attitude to manage each...more