WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!
Meet our team. We live and love meeting and event planning and can’t wait to work with you.
Jenna is the President and Owner of Goodman Speakers. She has worked for the company for 8 years in sales and business development roles. She is an HPAC member for FICP and an active member of IASB. She is proud to keep Goodman Speakers woman owned after 40 years of business. Goodman Speakers is a leader in the speaking industry and Jenna is widely respected for working with only the best speakers on the circuit, with an emphasis on diversity. She is married and lives in MA, the proud mother of 2, an autism awareness advocate, and loves hot yoga and travel.
Diane brings her experience and vast industry knowledge to every team she works with. Her clients can trust her expertise and guidance when selecting the right speaker. She has built many industry relationships that she cherishes and she truly loves what she does as much as the people she works with.
VP, Event Management
Katie holds an MBA in Business Management and has been an active Meeting Professionals International (MPI) member for the past 3 years. Katie stands at the forefront of logistics for events and has a passion for helping to develop our business strategies. Although she’s a stickler for events to run smooth and seamless for her clients, you can always tell she’s smiling when you talk to her on the phone. Katie is a mother of 3 children (including twins) and enjoys daily dance parties with them!
VP, Event Management
Theresa enjoys her role as a member of our team and yours. She takes the small details seriously so that you don’t have to stress. She likes working in such an uplifting industry and keeping the whole speaker process positive for her clients. Before joining our team Theresa spend over 8 years with one of the biggest insurance companies in the nation. Theresa is the loving mom of two boys. She loves spending time with friends, zumba and the beach!
Denise is a confident, creative and talented marketing professional with distinguished performance in the non-profit, healthcare, and human resources industries. When Denise isn’t researching and tracking the industry, helping us be a continued resource for our clients, she is hitting the trails for difficult runs. She’s a valued member of the team keeping us “social” and relevant. Denise has an adventurous side on and off-site. She’s committed to environmental and human rights issues, is the secretary for the Board of Directors for the Shenipsit Striders, a non-profit dedicated to trail stewardship programs in Connecticut and beyond.
Britt is a sales and marketing gem that we acquired from working with one of the biggest speakers in the industry. She has an eye for trends and fads, the difference is important to you and to us. Britt wants to make your event, and working with us, memorable for the right reasons. Our service is not a fad and you can trust that you are in good hands with Britt. She’s incredibly passionate about what she does and helping her clients bring passionate speakers to their events.
Jen is our checks and balances queen. She’s our resident calculator and she actually enjoys it! You’re lucky enough to work with her on the worst part of the process, the bill. She really enjoys the industry and all of our amazing clients. We really aren’t about the transactions here but it’s a business and the employees need to eat. If Jen was a superhero, her superpower would be making an uncomfortable situation pleasant. On a professional level, Jen has a Finance degree. She is from the mid-west and is a farm girl at heart. She loves her family, gardening, and ringing handbells!
Brand & Relationship Manager
A creative marketing guru with decades of communications, design and business-building experience, Pam recently lead our team through our brand refresh. With her deep business expertise and unique perspective, Pam helps our customers identify their needs to get the best speakers for their meetings and events. Pam is a co-founder of the award-winning strategic communications firm, Williams and House; a former National Board Member of AIGA | the professional association for design, a founding member of AIGA CT, and an AIGA Fellow.
Thomas is celebrating his senior year at University of Connecticut, studying journalism, communications, and digital marketing. We love his team spirit for school and work! Thomas assists our marketing team by bringing his social media, Adobe, graphic design and video editing expertise to help us keep our social channels and websites current and fun! When he’s not in our office, Thomas loves being a tour guide for his school, and spending time with his friends. Go Huskies!