2020 0322 Jill Anwar - Wedding and Event Planning
Interview by Maya Holihan of the EWedded Network As an expert event planner with a highly diverse portfolio within the meetings and events industry, Jill Anwaar has been driven by passion to create beautiful and memorable events for business organizations, non-profits and individuals for more than twenty-five years. Ms. Anwaar began her career in Hospitality, where she advanced from event/convention planning roles to hold high level responsibility for coordinating major events for hotel flags such as – Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton and Westin. Following many years of success in the hospitality industry, Jill satisfied her entrepreneurial spirit by launching Occasional Pearl Events, LCC, a full-service event planning firm, founded in memory of her late mother, Pearl Morris. Professional achievements include earning the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation issued by the Events Industry Council, that recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry's highest standard of professionalism. Jill’s hospitality and event industry experience carried her to Silicon Valley, where she worked with Team San Jose; the city’s Destination Management Organization, responsible for managing the San Jose Convention Center and the city’s seven cultural venues. While in the Bay Area, Jill was offered the opportunity to serve on the Super Bowl 50th Host Committee’s Volunteer & Knowledge Transfer Sub-Committee, the committee responsible for recruiting and training 5,000 volunteers for the Big Game. Following which, Jill joined the the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Field Team held in Houston, Texas. Currently, Ms. Anwaar is owner of The Event Coach, LLC, an event planning consultancy firm, providing a customized system to guide you through the process of having a successful event.