Joanna Verdone
CEO & President 


Joanna Verdone believes "a good event is forgotten tomorrow, a great event becomes a memory."   For nearly 17 years she has been driven by her mission to plan unique, ultimate and unforgettable events.  Her  success lies in  the ability to understand the goals and objectives of her clients, and then create splendid events that are within  their budget and surpass their expectations.  She explains her love for event planning:

"There is no better feeling than to have the commitment and hard work from the team at Splendid Affairs come to life.   The reward is to see  how excited my clients  are  because  we have  given  them  more than  they  expected  and  the  event  is  a  huge  success."

Joanna's passion and flare for orchestrating extraordinary events began in 1992 when she went to work for the Riese Organization, a conglomerate of more than 300 restaurants and franchises throughout the Big Apple. During her tenure at the Madison Square Garden landmark eatery Charley O's, she coordinated and managed numerous events.

In 1995, Joanna moved to an independent event planning firm and further sharpened her planning skills. She created a wide range of themed events, black tie affairs, company summer outings and picnics, weddings and social events that included site research and negotiation, floor plans and event logistics,  menu selection, fabulous decor, entertainment, interactive games and activities.

In the many years of planning events ranging from 50 - 10,000 guests Joanna has developed relationships with the best resources and venues the event industry has to offer.  Some of  the benefits of obtaining these relationships are the ability to negotiate amazing deals for the client and receive favor in the service aspect.  She has always been one hundred percent committed to the very best for her clients' and the ongoing business and referrals are the evidence to the commitment and passion she has for the very best.


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