ABOUT US

The Event Ally is a collective of Subject Matter Experts poised to provide you with the insight to safely move your events forward in the era of COVID-19. Advisors are on standby from the fields of Event Production, Public Health, Sustainability, Communication, and more. Utilize our services to put your best faith plans together to keep your guests and staff safe in this new experiential reality. 

HEALTH & SAFETY PROCEDURES

Universal Health & Safety Plans

Event Specific Health & Safety Plans

 

COVID Compliance Officers - Hiring, Training, and Implementing at Your Event

Health Screenings: COVID-19 Testing, Temperature Checks, Symptom Questionnaires, Vaccine Checks

TRAINING PROGRAMS

for live event pros

On-Demand Training Programs: 

Planning Events During COVID-19

Preparing the COVID Compliance Officer

*available now*

COVID Compliance Officer Certification

*coming soon*

Custom Programs for your Team or Event

SUSTAINABILITY

Building with Responsible Materials

 

Making a Plan for Future Use

 

Avoiding Landfills

OUR TEAM

We’d like to introduce you to some of the people who make up The Event Ally

Andrea Ramsey, MA

PRINCIPAL

Andrea@TheEventAlly.com

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Andrea is an Executive Producer with 20+ years of experience bringing events to life. Activations have spanned Super Bowls to National Political Conventions and clients have ranged from Google to Nike to Verizon. Years of experience in “the old world” of experiential convinced her of the need for a swift shift to a new way of activating events and sponsorships in this pandemic-aware world.

 

Certifications include:

  • Global BioRisk Advisory Council (GBAC): Microbial Warriors

  • OSHA 7210 Pandemic Illness Preparedness

  • OSHA 30 General Industry

 

Member of the Event Safety Alliance

Hillary Cartwright, MBA

PRINCIPAL

Hillary@TheEventAlly.com

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Hillary has 13 years of event experience ranging from small coffeehouse concerts at colleges to multi-million dollar sponsorship activations. She has produced events for United Airlines, Kingsford, Benjamin Moore, and most recently 29rooms for Refinery29. Event safety, staff training, and sustainability have always been a priority and passion for her.

Certifications Include:

  • OSHA 30 General Industry

  • OSHA 7210 - Pandemic Illness Preparedness

  • Emergency Preparedness for Events (MPI)

Member of Event Safety Alliance

Member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Elizabeth Bryndza​, MSc

HEALTH EDUCATOR

Elizabeth@TheEventAlly.com

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Elizabeth comes to The Event Ally with a background in health policy and over 10 years of event experience. After completing a Master of Science degree in Health, Community and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, she served as Deputy Director of Protocol for the State of New Jersey. She worked on impactful programs to support local nonprofits, and executed events around Hurricane Sandy relief, which ignited her passion for bringing experiences to life. Because of her love of events, she moved on to the experiential industry, executing brand activations at major cultural moments like Global Citizen Festival, NBA All-Star Weekend, and the Super Bowl. 

Rebecca Teal, PMP, SSBB

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Rebecca@TheEventAlly.com

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Rebecca brings 15+ years of experience in the live entertainment industry working with the likes of Live Nation Global Touring, IMG, and AEG, along with leading operations for major multi-day music festivals, experiential tours, galas, conferences and more. Risk Management & sustainability have long been focuses for Rebecca, crafting & executing festival & venue operational plans inclusive of health, safety, security and emergency services.

Certifications Include:​

  • Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

  • Crowd Management (Fire Marshall Support Services)

  • Active Shooters (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

We work with the following organizations to maintain our education on

event health & safety, security, and sustainability:

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subject matter experts

Who are the subject matter experts?

All SMEs are currently active in their field and include the following:

 

Registered Nurses on the front lines of COVID-19

Epidemiologists

Crowd Psychologists

General Practitioners

 

where are they from?

We have a network across the globe, from organizations including:

Harvard - T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 

Rutgers School of Public Health

Georgetown University

Genoa Telepsychiatry

Indiana University School of Medicine

How can they help?

Work alongside the event producers on an as needed basis to:

Help Identify Risks

Offer Mitigation Strategies

Provide Research/In-Field Updates

Review Health & Safety Plans