About Us

President & CEO

Michelle McDowell,

President and founder of The McDowell Group, has the expertise, connections and vision to lead her team to produce events that are memorable and exceed expectations.

Successful entrepreneurs love the work they do, and that is evident when you watch Michelle in action, a bright smile across her face. In 1998, she started her business from scratch and The McDowell Group continues to grow with her leadership, passion, honesty, creativity, integrity, kindness and inspiration. Known as the “the thinktank,” she listens and digests information. Then her creative ideas are always brewing, giving new energy to every event her team plans. Michelle has the qualities of a successful event planner: thorough yet precise, expert knowledge, ingenuity in identifying and solving problems, communicative, and responsive to her clients. She maintains a big picture philosophy with a focus on the goals and critical eye on the details. Through the years, Michelle has established connections with an extensive network of trusted professionals to customize the best team for each event. Her experience includes managing events of all sizes from corporate meetings to fundraising galas and celebrations. Developing a theme and selecting the venue, menu, décor and entertainment to support it is one of Michelle’s greatest creative talents. By working closely with diverse teams, Michelle executes exceptional meetings and events that achieve business objectives and exceed expectations—all with seeming ease and efficiency.