Good2Go Event Management, Inc. is an Event Management Corporation founded on quality Customer Service, Integrity, Professionalism and Execution. We are an 8a certified small business; women owned, independent company, headquartered in Central Florida.
At Good2Go we have over 35 years of experience in corporate events, conferences/tradeshows (both nationally and internationally), non-profit charity events, social gatherings/receptions, logistic management, warehouse storage and inventory.
- Jovanna Nelson
Co-Owner, Event & Tradeshow Manager
- Karin Zielinski
Co-Owner, Event & Tradeshow Manager
- Dana Plumtree
Chief Administration Officer
- Marc Marion
Chief Operations Officer
- Patti Winters
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strong work ethic stems from her military family background, which fostered
creativity, a desire to serve her country and community. She spent much her
youth traveling throughout the United States & Europe while her family
performed and managed shows for Army Soldiers and their families, as well as
the local population wherever her father was stationed. During her high school
years in Germany, Jovanna attended design and art seminars – fueling a passion
that runs from Event Management, Performing Arts to Creative Design. With over
17 years experience, she has managed a range of government, federal, profit,
non-profit, corporate, and special events where she has coordinated exhibits,
conferences, and trade shows. She has served as a Director of Events for
charitable organizations as well as participates in professional business
Jovanna has attained positions as a co-founder 8a Small Business Owner, Founder of a non-profit for cystic fibrosis Angel's Life, Product and Senior Project Coordinator, Program Manager, Director of Events, Meeting Planner & Facilitator.
Jovanna is very active in the community with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Women in Defense (WID), Operation Giveback (OGB) and American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
Jovanna has served as a United States (US) Army Aviation Officer, Black Hawk Pilot, Battalion S3 Operations Officer, Company Commander, Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Central Florida Army Reserve Officer Training Corp and successfully completed both US ARMY Aviation Flight School Training, Fort Rucker, AL & Air Assault School, Fort Campbell, KY. She holds a BS degree from the University of Central Florida, Army ROTC and added to her education with executive education studies at UCF. In October of 2010, graduated from the US Army Command & General Staff School (CGSC).
Her military & civilian training and substantial experience have instilled a strong sense of honor, duty, passion & commitment.
Operations, Logistics, Strategic Planning, G2B & B2B Development, Contract Negotiations, Meeting Planning, Event Management, Warehouse & Product Management, Facilitating and Fund-Raising.
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Karin left behind the snowy winters of upstate New York for the balmy breezes of the sunshine state and Orlando 10 years ago. As a young adult, Karin identified her passion in the service industry and consequently completed her Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism Administration at Niagara University. Since then, she has held numerous jobs requiring her to handle multiple capacities. From these beginnings, Karin has developed a strong ability to flawlessly manage and execute the many tasks required to coordinate an event seamlessly
Karin has attained positions as Product Coordinator, Program Manager, Project Coordinator, Marketing Assistant and Meeting Planner. Her customers include all levels of government and companies such as Kodak, Xerox, and Prudential. Karin also currently works as an Exhibit & Trade Show Manager under Good2Go's U.S. Army contract for the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) and Team Orlando.
With over 14 years experience, Karin brings with her strong management and marketing skills, along with a well-developed background in promotion. Combined, her management experience in Corporate Hotel Sales and Meeting Planning gives Karin the necessary foresight to carry out a multitude of events with a competitive edge.
Her signature events include: themed receptions, corporate meetings, exhibits, and trade shows.
Negotiations, Strategic Thinking, G2B and B2B Development, Meeting Planning and Customer Service.
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Dana spent 13 years as a career sworn law enforcement officer. She has devoted her time and experience to helping victims of crime, specializing in crimes against women and children. Dana served on committees to further the rights of crime victims. Additionally, Dana has used her passion and experience to further educate those who will be in positions to help others. Specifically, Dana was sought out as a certified instructor to current law enforcement as well as law enforcement recruits throughout the State of Florida.
Dana enjoys entertaining for family and friends on a regular basis. She is regularly sought out to assist in the planning of simple gatherings to receptions. Dana designed and coordinated her own wedding to perfection.
Dana's background brings an unparalleled sense of professionalism, compassion, and dedication. She is a skilled problem-solver and extremely detail-oriented.
Dana has her Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree from Seminole Community College and has plans to pursue her Bachelor's degree.
Instruction, Negotiations, Organization and Customer Service.
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Marc Marion currently works as the Conference and Event Coordinator under Good2Go's U.S. Army contract for the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). Marc has a varied and extensive background in management, logistics, and planning. Marc started his career in the surveying and mapping industry, where he has over ten years of experience. He utilized his creative abilities, attention to detail, and leadership skills to earn the title of Project Manager. As a Project Manager, he planned and managed the daily activities of various complex multi-million dollar projects. These skills seamlessly transferred over into the event planning industry, were he has shown a remarkable ability to organize, plan, and execute successful events and shows. Marc also has a strong background in client relations and customer service. He holds the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance and he strives to deliver a perfect event.
Marc has obtained an Associate of Science Degree in Web Design, a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, and has plans to pursue a Masters in Business Administration.
Marc's technical abilities and attention to detail have made a huge impact on the success of many events. He is very detail oriented and highly skilled at the logistical planning for any event, large or small. These qualities, combined with his dedication, and "whatever it takes" attitude, help Marc bring a unique style and passion to the Good2Go Team.
Logistical Planning, Program/Project/Team Management, Strategic Planning, Organization and Customer Service, Marketing Communications, Inventory Control, and Warehouse Management.
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Patti comes to Good2Go with 12 years experience in Project Management. She’s held the position of Project Manager at AT&T, IBM and Walt Disney World. Her focus in these positions was managing large IT projects, including system upgrades, system development, amusement park openings and special events. She successfully managed her projects within a global environment, ensuring cultural differences of team members in three countries and time zones didn’t negatively impact her projects. She negotiated project schedules, managed budgets and mitigated project risks.
Additionally, Patti brings 13 years experience in Website Design, Development, Copywriting and Online Marketing. She has created, managed and marketed her own websites; as well as written copy for other websites.
Patti’s organization skills, attention to detail and creativity have benefited in her professional career. She brings a wide variety of experiences and skills to each new challenge.
Patti earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Masters in Business Administration, from The University of Maryland. She also received a Master’s Certification in Project Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Patti continues to enhance her skills by taking courses in Graphic Design, Web Development and Online Marketing.
Planning, Organization, Strategic Thinking and Creativity