About

RJ Whyte Event Production is a full service event production company that prides itself on flawless attention to detail. We are here to help you realize your vision of what will make a memorable and successful event for both you and your guests. As a boutique company, we are able us to adjust our scope of work to fill whatever needs you may have. No request or desire is too big or small.

Spectrum of Events:

  • Intimate Dinner Parties
  • Large Scale Weddings
  • Non-Profit Galas
  • Corporate Galas
  • Political and Government Events
  • Social Celebrations
  • Multi-Day Festivals and Conferences
  • Business Meetings
  • Destination Event Services

We spend every day making the impossible possible.

Meet our team:

Roger WhyteRoger Whyte
President
Bio

Roger Whyte founded RJ Whyte Event Production for one very specific reason. He knew that clients expected more, they desired more, and he knew that was the one that could provide that for them. His events have earned, and continue to earn, recognition both around Washington, D.C and in national publications.

Roger started his event career while at the University of Pittsburgh, working as the Special Events Director under the Dean of Student Life. There, Roger first got his feet wet producing events as small as social events for a few hundred to outdoor concert festivals for a few thousand. After this, Roger joined a presidential campaign where he traveled the country to make sure the experience was flawless, no matter what the venue.

Roger’s next career step took him to The White House where he traveled around the world preparing events for the President and the White House Press Corp. Whether he was working to pull together a 24/7 International Press Filing Center during the G24 Economic Summit days before the event or helping coordinate a rally for almost 40,000 people in Texas or figuring out the logistics of a First Lady trip to Haiti, no job was too big or too impossible for Roger.

Following The White House, Roger continued to expand the diversity of his event experience by taking a job with a Washington DC based think-tank. Here, Rogers’s corporate event skills were put to the test as the lead on everything from 1200 person dinners for high profile speakers to multi-day conferences for hundreds of guests.

Most recently, to round off his experience, Roger Whyte moved to become the Director of Special Events for the Washington Performing Arts Society where he was successful in planning fundraising events that were under budget on expenses yet over budget on revenue.

Now, RJ Whyte Event Production is building a reputation of its own: amazing events, executed perfectly, with no stone left unturned. The event company you have been looking for is here.

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Matthew WendelMatt Wendel
Senior Event Producer
Bio

Matt comes from a long background of events planning and production. Matthew owned and operated his own events company in Austin, Texas, where his clients ranged from Michael Dell to then Governor George W. Bush.

He moved to Washington, DC in 2001 with the Bush Administration where he served as personal chef to the Bush family, as well as a Senior Advance Representative for Presidential Advance. In his capacity as a Senior Advance Representative he produced events all over the world. In 2007 Matthew became Deputy Assistant Chief of Protocol where he was responsible for the coordination, planning and implementation of visits for foreign Chiefs of State and Heads of Government and other high ranking dignitaries invited by the President, Vice-President and Secretary of State for official or private visits to the United States. He also oversaw the planning and logistics for U.S. Presidential Delegations abroad to various events such as inaugurations and state funerals.

Matt's background in private and government planning and production make him a huge asset to the RJ Whyte Event Production team.

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Zach WebberZach Webber
Senior Event Producer
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Zach Webber joined the RJ Whyte Event Production team in early 2013. He was in search of a position that allowed him to express his creativity, utilize his ability to connect with clients, and produce events that he was proud of and his clients deserved.

Zach attended Virginia Tech and after graduation, moved to Washington, DC to pursue a career in Real Estate. Zach worked for multifamily and mixed-used development firm Kettler immediately after moving to the area until joining the RJ Whyte Team. While he loved his time in the world of development and management, he decided he needed to pursue a different, more creative path.

Now, as a Senior Event Producer at RJ Whyte, Zach has been able to combine his skills in client relations, team management, and planning to produce a variety of different events. From corporate meetings, to private galas, Zach and the team at RJ Whyte Event Production can handle it all with organization, tact, and clarity. He is proud to have joined a team that produces flawless events for clients all over the globe with careful attention to detail and delivery.

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Kathleen McCoyKathleen McCoy
Senior Event Producer
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Originally from Boston, Kathleen McCoy moved to DC five years ago to pursue a degree in International Studies with a focus in International Development at American University. Always wanting to make a difference in the world, Kathleen originally planned a future working with the State Department. As a freshman, Kathleen volunteered in the White House Office of Correspondence, helping to read, code, and respond to the countless letters the president receives every day, and served the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Center for the Global South at American University for two years.

Throughout her years at American University, Kathleen held a position as a United Nations Information Center Fellow. She attended numerous events at think tanks and government organizations around DC, reporting back to UN headquarters about issues concerning UN programs. This position helped Kathleen to learn how to interact with high ranking officials, and gave her significant experience with government panels and conferences.

Kathleen soon recognized that she wanted to pursue a career in event management and logistics. She began interning at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants as their development intern, helping with donor relations, grant writing, and online marketing efforts.

In January 2013, Kathleen began the internship that would lead her to her position at RJ Whyte, working for Roger Whyte as the Special Events Intern at the Washington Performing Arts Society. Through this opportunity, Kathleen was exposed to numerous types of events, including everything from dinners for 50 to a Gala for 800.

Today, Kathleen is thrilled to be a member of the RJ Whyte Team and have a hand in the diverse number of events that RJ Whyte Event Production brings to life.

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