Office of Event Management & Scheduling
Meet the Team
Chris brings over 25 years of event planning experience to her role as Director. Originally from Cleveland, she moved to the DMV in the late 80’s after beginning her career in events with a Cleveland department store, and over the years honed her event planning and management skills with Long & Foster Realtors, Children’s National Medical Center and others.
Chris began her career at Georgetown Law in the Advancement office over 10 years ago, and moved into her current role in 2015, getting her back to her professional passion!
She’s the proud mom of two young adult daughters, can find an appropriate Harry Potter quote for almost any situation and obsesses every spring over the eagle cam at the National Arboretum, watching the eaglets and educating her colleagues about all things related to bald eagles!
Ian is a native of San Francisco, CA and joined Georgetown Law in the Office of Special Events in 2015. He attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory S.F. and received his Bachelors in Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
He brings a long and wide range of events experience to our team, from working for Stanford University, the San Francisco 49ers, the NFL, and many other clients to provide excellent service for successful events. He prides himself in being calm, cool, and collected during the stress of planning events.
Wilhelm has over a decade of experience in event planning in higher education and nonprofits. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, he moved to the states and soon found himself involved in the world of events. He has a passion for events that bring about connection and opportunities to learn from one another.
He has been an event planner at UC Santa Cruz, Harvard University, and the International OCD Foundation. He moved to DC in 2021 and started at Georgetown in October 2022. When not at work, he is pursuing his interest in meditation, theology, sci-fi/fantasy, and of course, board games. He is also terrible at trivia.
Originally from Cleveland, Claire graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in International Studies and Spanish. After graduation she lived in New York City doing a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps where she worked as a case manager in the Bronx.
Claire moved to D.C. in 2018 to work as a volunteer manager at Catholic Charities, the largest social service nonprofit in the DMV area. She started at Georgetown Law in 2021 as one of the Event Coordinators.
Claire is an avid lover of all things Cleveland, travel, and Lord of the Rings.
Originally from Princeton, NJ, Catie graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Art History and a concentration in Education Studies. After graduating from Oberlin, Catie worked briefly as an educator in Baltimore and Princeton. She then transitioned to working at Christie’s in NYC as a coordinator in the Decorative Arts and Private & Iconic Collections departments.
After the conclusion of her sale at Christie’s, Catie joined the Events team at Georgetown in December of 2022. She is excited to join the Georgetown Law community and pivot back towards working in higher education.
Catie is an art enthusiast, cat mom, and above all else, a Jersey girl at heart (she refuses to pump her own gas and loves going “down the shore”).
Originally from Massachusetts, Ashley graduated from Boston University studying Painting and Computer Science. She moved to DC in 2023 and started working at Georgetown Law as the Events & Communications Assistant. She is excited to be a new member of the Georgetown Law community and learn more about event planning.
While not at work, she is pursuing her interests in teaching art, painting, and baking.
Nancy is the acting liaison between the Office of Event Management, the Office of Student Life, the Audiovisual department, and the Facilities Management department. In addition to assigning space within the Law Center for events and classes, Nancy ensures that all Audio Visual and Facility event equipment needs are met. Prior to working at Georgetown Law Center, Nancy worked for a start-up company and various non-profit organizations as an event coordinator. Her passion for event management is fueled by her B.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management from C.U.N.Y. Baruch College and her Master’s in Global Hospitality Leadership from Georgetown University.
Marissa is the acting liaison between the Office of Event Management, the Office of Student Life, the Audiovisual department, and the Facilities Management department. In addition to assigning space within the Law Center for events and classes, Marissa ensures that all Audio Visual and Facility event equipment needs are met.
Marissa is excited to join the staff of Georgetown Law. She moved to D.C. in 2023 from Dallas, where she worked in event operations for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Meyerson Symphony Center. Originally from Ohio, Marissa holds degrees in flute performance from Ohio Northern University and Ithaca College. In addition to music, Marissa has a passion for food and enjoys traveling and cooking. She is always looking to learn new things, and is currently learning to sew.