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.
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.
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.
“When I told you sophisticated elegance you knew exactly what I meant! It was white glove service all the way but without the attitude.”
President, RFR Realty
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Backstage & Theater Pizzazz:
Theatre Communications Group Gala
The Commercial Observer:
The Commercial Observer:
Air Society “Sky’s the Limit” Benefit
New York Post & Daily News:
Public Prep Namesake Luncheon
March 2011 & May 2013
“Janeen is a rock star in her field!”
Senior Vice President, Silverstein Properties
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