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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 40th Anniversary Gala

JKS Events produced a unique gala in NYC for the Hirshhorn Museum of the Smithsonian Institution to celebrate its 40 years and honor 40 contemporary artists.

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Fosun International Broker Event

JKS Events produced an authentic Chinese New Year celebration to showcase the stunning skyscraper at 28 Liberty Street. The event encompassed the building’s courtyard, lobby, and the expansive raw space on the 44th floor.

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Stefanie and Adam’s Wedding

JKS Events coordinated every aspect of the wedding weekend, including the rehearsal dinner, Church ceremony, reception, official after party, and Sunday brunch.

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“When I told you sophisticated elegance you knew exactly what I meant! It was white glove service all the way but without the attitude.”

Aby Rosen

President, RFR Realty

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JKS Events is a full-service event company. Our clients range from PR firms to Fortune 500 companies to individuals. We attend to every detail from concept creation, to marketing, to event production and press follow-up. We will make sure that your invitations support your brand and match the event theme, décor, and catering, creating a seamless marketing effort. Whether you want an intimate cocktail party for your nearest and dearest, a blowout bash that everyone will be talking about for years to come, or something in between, JKS Events can guide you in making the right choices, manage all the details, and make you look like you worked for months to put it all together.

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  • Janeen Saltman

    Founder & President

    After graduating from New York University, Janeen Saltman started her career in real estate advertising and marketing.  During her time in these fields, Janeen’s natural talent for planning and hosting events became her signature.  Full of experience, knowledge, and party planning skills, Janeen launched JKS Events to share her passion.

  • Alden Levy

    Senior Vice President

    Alden Levy joined JKS Events in 2001, after spending almost 15 years in consulting and project management. Alden holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business of The University of Pennsylvania and served as chairman of The Wharton Club of New York’s Social and Special Events Committee.

  • Katie Hush

    Senior Event Producer

    Katie has been working with JKS Events on a project basis since 2005 and is now a full-time member of the team! She has over 15 years of experience producing fundraising events for nonprofits. During 11 years as the event director at the American Folk Art Museum, she raised over $8 million through galas, art fairs, and corporate membership. As Director of Special Events at Pratt Institute, Katie raised over $2.5 million through high-profile events.

  • Meredith Johnson

    Senior Event Producer

    Meredith has been working in events for the past six years. She has managed everything from weddings to nonprofit galas all over the country. Her event management experience began in Colorado in 2011 and continued in South Carolina before moving to New York. After spending months producing events in the New York City area, she joined the JKS Events team in September 2016.

  • Doug Hood

    Senior Event Producer

    Doug has been an event producer since moving to New York in 2000 and joined the JKS Events team as a freelance Senior Event Producer in 2015. He has produced a wide range of events, from small intimate gatherings to multi-million dollar productions to benefits for many well-know New York city nonprofits. Some of these include Public Art Fund, Central Park Conservancy, Friends of Hudson River Park and Lincoln Center.

  • Lizzeth Carreon

    Senior Event Producer

    After graduating from USC, Lizzeth began her career as a consultant at Mercer, where she chaired the events committee in SF, LA, and NYC. This helped her build a strong events foundation in streamlined planning and large-scale entertaining. She has since transitioned into full-time event production producing events ranging from not-for-profit galas, weddings and even brand launches. In July 2016, Lizzeth joined the JKS events team with over 7 years of experience.

  • Susan Lee

    Event Producer

    Susan spent over five years providing support and consultation for higher education institutes in the Tri-State area.  She then applied her background to successful event positions, executing large nonprofit and community events.  Susan has also provided fundraising support to development staffs yielding successful $1M+ Galas, aided in the execution of strategic growth, and consulted on programming for an education organization.   She joined the JKS Events team in December 2014.

  • Mara Garza Castillón

    Associate Event Producer

    Mara comes from the hotel industry and has over four years of experience at a luxury hotel in Mexico City. She was in charge of selling, planning, and executing over 150 high-end events for over 1,000 guests per year. She joined the JKS Events team in June 2016.

  • Zorana Kesar

    Executive Assistant & Associate Event Producer

    Zorana has supported C-level executives in high profile companies such as Fox Networks and Time Warner Cable before transitioning into the event industry with JKS Events in August 2016. She has several years of experience in planning and executing a variety of corporate events including holiday luncheons and conferences. She has also supported events in the fashion, non-profit, and marketing industries.

“We have Janeen… to thank for a perfectly orchestrated wedding, and we would encourage anyone to hire JKS Events.”

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs

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Special Events Galore 2015
Special Events Galore 2015
Elite Traveler
October 2014
Elite Traveler October 2014
Feature Wedding: 
Spring/Summer 2013
Feature Wedding: Spring/Summer 2013
Janeen Saltman Profile: Fall 2008
Janeen Saltman Profile: Fall 2008
Beach Wedding: Beach Ball
Summer 2003
Beach Wedding: Beach Ball Summer 2003
Vows: Janeen Saltman & Alden Levy 
March 2001
Vows: Janeen Saltman & Alden Levy March 2001
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Backstage & Theater Pizzazz:
Theatre Communications Group Gala

November 2014

Skyline Photograph- 4 Times Square & One Bryant Park
The Commercial Observer:
Durst Organization

April 2013

JKS NYAir-NJH Step&Repeat 10x8
The Commercial Observer:
Air Society “Sky’s the Limit” Benefit

July 2013

JKS PubPrep Step&Repeat 10x8 v2
New York Post & Daily News:
Public Prep Namesake Luncheon

March 2011 & May 2013

“Janeen is a rock star in her field!”

Roger Silverstein

Senior Vice President, Silverstein Properties

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