Vanessa Ferragut, CMP serves as the lead event planner for People Make Place. As founder of Ferragut Event Group, LLC, an event planning company that focuses on sustainable meetings and events, she has 15 years of experience activating conferences, festivals, weddings and more. She has planned over 200 events.
In addition to her event planning role Vanessa is also a local foods enthusiast and Founder of Greenease, Inc - a mobile app dedicated to promoting restaurants, cafes and grocers that work with local farms and provide sustainable food options. She is passionate about supporting organizations that embrace sustainability in their business and service practices, promote community activism, and minimize their overall environmental impact in the hospitality sector.
She holds a B.A. degree in International Business and Spanish from Mount Saint Mary's University, and a Masters of Tourism Administration from the George Washington University with a concentration in Event and Meeting Management. Vanessa is a Certified Meeting Professional, as awarded by the Convention Industry Council. She has over a decade of experience in the corporate social responsibility sector.