Meet Our Team
Sheila C. Weiner
President and Founder
Sheila is a lawyer by education and an event producer since 1987. She is a valuable resource to the events community, appearing on talk shows and at live engagements to discuss various aspects of event planning. She has assisted clients locally, nationally, and internationally, with many of her events garnering editorial and photographic coverage in national publications. Sheila has an in-depth knowledge of the strategies necessary to create extraordinary events.
Gina DeLuca Carroll
Director of Events
Gina has planned events that range from small intimate gatherings to large-scale fundraising functions such as galas, walks, and golf tournaments. She gained extensive experience in all facets of the planning process while working for Georgetown University, The Arthritis Foundation, and The Epilepsy Association. She brings a skill-set that includes marketing and communications, volunteer management, and event design to The Event Group.
Senior Event Coordinator
A University of Pittsburgh graduate and Pittsburgh native, Erika has a background in the not-for-profit sector and experience planning events ranging from small, volunteer-driven fundraisers to large capital campaign celebrations. She has successfully raised funds and planned and executed events for the University of Pittsburgh, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Rice University in Houston, TX. Erika is well-versed in volunteer and committee management, relationship development, professional communication, and all facets of event planning, including concept development and logistics.
Sara Mineo Donley
Sara brings a creative, detail-oriented eye to The Event Group. Most recently, Sara worked for Pittsburgh-based luxury shoe company SCHEÉ Shoes, planning company trade shows and marketing events. Sara is a Penn State graduate with a degree in Public Relations.
Office and Event Manager
A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kate earned a B.S. in communications with minors in business administration and journalism. She was very active in planning and executing events at IUP through internships and leadership roles in various on-campus associations. Kate is very detail oriented and brings great energy to The Event Group.
In the Community
The Event Group consultants serve on numerous boards and volunteer their time with national and international organizations and within the local community, including VisitPittsburgh, Women Presidents’ Organization, International Special Events Society.