As an independent public relations and marketing consultant, Cynthia Grzelak has created and coordinated hundreds of events ranging from small meetings to large and highly public corporate and charity galas. Her clients include commercial businesses, nonprofit organisations and industry associations. Prior to starting her consulting business in 1986, Cynthia began creating special events while she was a marketing executive for several financial institutions and a fundraising director for a major health care system. She has published her own newsletter, Event Ideas, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of event planning. People want to hear what she has to say about events because she lends creative insight, devises comprehensive plans, invents innovative strategies, communicates with excitement, effectively channels resources of time, money and talent, and reliably produces results.