was founded in 1987 by Jill Davey as an event planning
and graphic design company. We work with a consistent
group of employees and associates, some are detailed
Many people ask how we are able to manage both events and
design. We feel they are mutually supportive: having
an in-house graphic design department helps us to
fully develop the look and feel of each event and
to bring continuity through all the event collateral
and décor, while keeping costs to a minimum.
Jill Davey, Principal
Jill has the unique ability to provide both vision
for the big-picture creative parts of an event or
design project, while also overseeing the all-important
details. Events and design for nonprofit organizations
have been her focus. Prior to starting JPD, Jill worked
in the music industry as a graphic designer, artist/tour
manager and concert producer. She brings creativity,
energy and enthusiasm to her projects and clients.
Penny Werner, Graphic Designer
Penny has worked as a designer and art director for
over twelve years, and her previous experiences have
included teaching English and elementary school art.
She loves working with the excellent clients
that come to JPD for help, and will "hold your hand"
through the process of turning your vision into a
Suzanne Harkless, Business Manager
Suzanne oversees the financial aspects of JPD’s
events and design projects. She manages the systems
for billing, scheduling, staffing, and contracts.
She was a corporate event manager for 20 years and
she brings a wealth of experience to JPD from that
Amy Larson, Project Manager
Amy has managed events and conferences since
1984. Her event management experience encompasses
corporate, nonprofit and public-sector clients. Programs
have included corporate and scientific meetings, premier
client events and fundraisers, and events and field
trips to remote areas. Whether the program is
"black tie optional" or "flashlights
recommended," Amy focuses on producing a memorable
experience for guests.
Andra Lekich, Registration Manager
Andra has been managing event registration for over 19 years:
hi-tech corporate events, large conferences,
and special events. Her incredible attention to detail
helps our clients rest assured their event attendees are
in good hands
Eric Ronning, Web Specialist
Eric works with the JPD design team to satisfy our clients by developing and implementing custom websites. With over eighteen years experience in the teaching of graphics and web development, he strives to bring the latest innovations to our projects. Eric's expertise and experience allowhim to create sites that are technologically advanced yet individually unique.
Donna Ferina, Office Manager
Donna has been the office manager at JPD for 7 years.
She assists with events and design projects as needed
and is often the first person many people speak to
when they call the office. She brings her caring attention
to all our client and staff needs.