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Meet the Team

Our team will work closely with you throughout the production process to bring your vision to life. With our many years of experience, we can conceptualize your event, manage logistics, and make your event unique.  We pride ourselves on becoming experts on your organizational culture and event goals. Our aim is to improve the experience for our clients and their event guests. Ultimately, we want you to attend your own event, not work it!  

  Roger Whyte, Principal   Roger founded RJ Whyte Event Production for one very specific reason. He knew that clients expected more, they desired more, and he knew that he was the one that could provide that for them. Having served as Travel Manager in the most recent Bush administration, Roger has experience planning high profile events all over the world. Roger is an expert in designing events that are on budget, achieve fundraising goals, run smoothly, and have people talking for years to come.

Roger Whyte, Principal

Roger founded RJ Whyte Event Production for one very specific reason. He knew that clients expected more, they desired more, and he knew that he was the one that could provide that for them. Having served as Travel Manager in the most recent Bush administration, Roger has experience planning high profile events all over the world. Roger is an expert in designing events that are on budget, achieve fundraising goals, run smoothly, and have people talking for years to come.

  Kathleen McCoy, Producer & Brand Management   Kathleen joined the team in 2013 with a passion for logistics and management. Over the years, Kathleen's close attention to detail, creative ideas, and clear communication style have made her an invaluable asset. Kathleen has played a critical role in events such as Baker Tilly's annual staff meeting and retreat, The RAMMYS, and Washington Performing Arts' annual gala. Aside from her work planning and executing events, Kathleen also leads our marketing and strategic development efforts and runs our internship program.

Kathleen McCoy, Producer & Brand Management

Kathleen joined the team in 2013 with a passion for logistics and management. Over the years, Kathleen's close attention to detail, creative ideas, and clear communication style have made her an invaluable asset. Kathleen has played a critical role in events such as Baker Tilly's annual staff meeting and retreat, The RAMMYS, and Washington Performing Arts' annual gala. Aside from her work planning and executing events, Kathleen also leads our marketing and strategic development efforts and runs our internship program.

  Zach Webber, Producer and Strategic Development   Zach joined the team in early 2013 in search of a career that would allow him to use his creativity while managing close client relationships. Zach has led on events like Woolly Mammoth's Annual Gala, Dinner on Stage, and National 4-H Council Legacy Awards. Much of his focus has been aimed at cultivating new clients and strengthening relationships with existing clients within the RJ Whyte Portfolio. From working with partners in political consulting to development teams in nonprofits, Zach is vital to the team.

Zach Webber, Producer and Strategic Development

Zach joined the team in early 2013 in search of a career that would allow him to use his creativity while managing close client relationships. Zach has led on events like Woolly Mammoth's Annual Gala, Dinner on Stage, and National 4-H Council Legacy Awards. Much of his focus has been aimed at cultivating new clients and strengthening relationships with existing clients within the RJ Whyte Portfolio. From working with partners in political consulting to development teams in nonprofits, Zach is vital to the team.

 
  Meaghan Hinchey, Associate Producer   After interning with RJ Whyte Event Production in the Spring of 2018, Meaghan officially joined the team in May. She has assisted on events from intimate dinners to large galas. With strong administrative skills and a passion for event production, she is able to help with any required task. Meaghan always strives to turn the client's visions into reality.

Meaghan Hinchey, Associate Producer

After interning with RJ Whyte Event Production in the Spring of 2018, Meaghan officially joined the team in May. She has assisted on events from intimate dinners to large galas. With strong administrative skills and a passion for event production, she is able to help with any required task. Meaghan always strives to turn the client's visions into reality.

  Colleen O'Neil, Wedding Consultant   RJ Whyte Event Production is excited to have Colleen O'Neil on board as our premier Wedding Consultant. Colleen is the founder of O'Neil Events where she manages a full team of wedding professionals which has become one of the area's top wedding planning service providers. She brings with her a highly qualified team and an in-depth knowledge of industry trends.

Colleen O'Neil, Wedding Consultant

RJ Whyte Event Production is excited to have Colleen O'Neil on board as our premier Wedding Consultant. Colleen is the founder of O'Neil Events where she manages a full team of wedding professionals which has become one of the area's top wedding planning service providers. She brings with her a highly qualified team and an in-depth knowledge of industry trends.

  Ariel Kahan, Wedding Consultant   Ariel Kahan is an O'Neil Events wedding planner who has worked on a number of RJ Whyte Events over the years. With over a decade of event and wedding planning experience, Ariel brings strong customer service skills and a close attention to detail that helps create the client's perfect day.

Ariel Kahan, Wedding Consultant

Ariel Kahan is an O'Neil Events wedding planner who has worked on a number of RJ Whyte Events over the years. With over a decade of event and wedding planning experience, Ariel brings strong customer service skills and a close attention to detail that helps create the client's perfect day.

  Maddie, Director of Barketing   Maddie is a Lab mix who enjoys squirrel chases, treats, and butt scratches. Maddie is the oldest office pup and sets an example for her canine friends daily. When she's not at the office, Maddie lives with Roger in DC.

Maddie, Director of Barketing

Maddie is a Lab mix who enjoys squirrel chases, treats, and butt scratches. Maddie is the oldest office pup and sets an example for her canine friends daily. When she's not at the office, Maddie lives with Roger in DC.

  Abbey, Accounts Retreivable   Abbey is a Goldendoodle whom we first welcomed to the office in February 2018. Abbey is the sassiest of our office pups, and loves to chase her canine colleagues and chew on their ears (which they begrudgingly allow). Abbey belongs to our friend Josh, owner of  Brunch Digital , our digital design partner with whom we share our office space.

Abbey, Accounts Retreivable

Abbey is a Goldendoodle whom we first welcomed to the office in February 2018. Abbey is the sassiest of our office pups, and loves to chase her canine colleagues and chew on their ears (which they begrudgingly allow). Abbey belongs to our friend Josh, owner of Brunch Digital, our digital design partner with whom we share our office space.

  Parker, Tails Manager   Parker is the newest addition to our gang of office pups! While she was initially pretty shy, she quickly warmed up to the other dogs and people in our office and is such a sweetheart! Parker belongs to our friend Tyler, who works with Josh at  Brunch Digital .

Parker, Tails Manager

Parker is the newest addition to our gang of office pups! While she was initially pretty shy, she quickly warmed up to the other dogs and people in our office and is such a sweetheart! Parker belongs to our friend Tyler, who works with Josh at Brunch Digital.

VIPs We've Worked With

Although we treat every guest as a VIP, some attendees require more special attention. We assist you to ensure that your notable guests are treated with the utmost professionalism. By anticipating needs, we respond promptly to all requests. We know how to manage security details, coordinate with award-winning performers, and more. We are proud to have provided excellent service to the following remarkable VIPs.

 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

 Tim Matheson & Cynthia Nixon

Tim Matheson & Cynthia Nixon

 Andra Day

Andra Day

 Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper

 Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel

 Katie Couric

Katie Couric

 Diana Ross

Diana Ross

 Richard Gere

Richard Gere

 Vusi Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela

 Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

 Yo Yo Ma

Yo Yo Ma

 Major Garrett

Major Garrett