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Heather Hawes

QC Event School Tutor

Event Planner & Director of Special Events, Spelman College

With over 20 years in event management, Heather’s diverse career includes planning events for non-profit, corporate and educational clients. As Special Events Director for Spelman College, Heather has produced a vast array of events including hosting the First Lady Michele Obama at Spelman’s Commencement, as well as events with Coca-Cola, HBO, BET and more. An acclaimed planner with a strong reputation for her expertise in maximizing budgets for events, Heather is also the recipient of the 2013 Organizational Planner of the Year Award by Event Solutions Magazine.

“I love planning events and creating memories. I especially like working with clients and I focus on customer service. My goal is always to exceed the client’s expectations. When I’m working with students of QC Event School, I encourage them to do the same. It’s the key to success. Seeing students improve and go on to start their own businesses tells me that I’ve done a good job.”

Listen to Heather’s Introduction

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Get to know Heather by listening to her audio introduction for QC’s Event Planning course: