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.

Sheila enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband, Steve.

Kate Caffrey | The Event Group | Pittsburgh

Kate Caffrey

Senior Event Coordinator

As a seasoned event professional, Kate has led the planning and execution of numerous celebrations and special events. Her keen attention to detail and infectious energy contribute to the creation of stunning and successful events, including high profile galas, elaborate corporate meetings, and lavish private engagements. With her logistical expertise and eye for design, clients (and her colleagues!) are always delighted to collaborate with Kate. A native of Allentown, PA and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kate earned a B.S. in communications with minors in business administration and journalism.

Kate spends her free time relaxing with a glass of wine, watching movies, and keeping up with the latest pop culture. She also enjoys traveling to many destinations, both new and old!

Kendal Colligan The Event Group

Kendal Colligan

Senior Event Planner

Kendal comes to The Event Group with more than 15+ years in the luxury hotel and events industry.  She is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Hospitality Management and has worked with renowned brands such as Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Wolfgang Puck Catering & W Hotels.  With years of hotel sales and event planning experience in Washington, DC, Dallas and now Pittsburgh,  Kendal has planned everything from intimate board meetings and large conferences, to Presidential Inaugurations, movie premiers, PGA Golf Tournaments and large galas, to name a few.

Kendal is an avid college football fan and enjoys weekends and traveling with her husband Shawn, two small children, and French Bulldog Quincy.

Erin Hilderbrand

Erin Hilderbrand

Event Coordinator

Erin joined The Event Group after spending several years of her career working hands-on in the field, and is continually developing her skills and bringing innovative ideas to the team. Her passion and drive have allowed her to excel in many aspects of event planning, including design and organization. Erin is originally from Butler, PA, and is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Hospitality Management Degree and a concentration in Special Events Management.

Erin loves lake vacations and city-exploring alike. She’ll often be found at Broadway shows, enjoying a unique meal, and crafting new interior designs for her home.

Lori Grandon

Lori Grandon

Event Manager

Lori’s career in event planning began at a luxury boutique hotel in Columbus, OH, where she was Director of Events and Catering. Lori has enjoyed coordinating events while living in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Naples at each of the region’s finest venues. She has been an event manager and seasoned expert with The Event Group for over 15 years. With a creative background in floral and event design, she uses her artistic eye to create stunning environments that bring her client’s vision to life.

Lori enjoys spending time in the Florida sun! She is a seasoned golfer and can often be found playing a round on the greens.

Our Affiliations

The Event Group consultants serve on numerous boards and volunteer their time with national and international organizations and within the local community, including VisitPittsburgh and Women Presidents’ Organization.