Events Inc

Who We Are

The Team

Since 1989, Events inc has been working with luminary clients to increase public awareness and engagement.

We stand out – and above others – because we work alongside your organization’s leaders and staff to make things happen that have never happened before. We help your team drive forward to tackle challenges, and create initiatives that make a difference.

Our work producing events led naturally to content development, communications planning, partnership development, and program leadership. We serve as trusted partners and advisers on all phases.

Kate Straus

Kate has a 29-year background in communications, public relations and event management, and provides much of the listening, creative juice and drive here at Events inc.

Since founding Events inc, Kate's work has included diverse projects such as international press relations for the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, branding strategy and implementation for Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street), long-term relations with the MIT Media Lab and the Harvard University Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and ongoing design and implementation of the FIRST robotics program.

When not hard at work, she is hard at play with her family and many siblings, and nurturing everyone around her.

Belinda Norris

Belinda, an artist by training, initially founded "Boston's Hottest Catering Company" (Vogue Magazine, 1986) where the client list included Boston's most demanding, best known companies and individuals. Her expertise in protocol, timing and design were instrumental when she became the exclusive caterer to the President of Harvard University. She sold her company in 1995 to concentrate on event planning and answer the demand from her A-list clients around the country to help with the social and fundraising events they run and chair. Belinda joined Events inc in 1989 with the launch of Virgin Airline's Boston to London route and work with the Harvard University Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

Kate Shanaghan

Kate Shanaghan joined Events inc after 8 years as Special Assistant to Nicholas Negroponte, Founder of the MIT Media Lab. Prior to the Media Lab, Kate’s work in events included the first Summit of Industrialized Nations (the G-7 Conference), followed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, and the Executive Office of the President, before joining the private sector.