Jodi Wolf / Chief Executive Officer
“Events are in my blood – I truly grew up in the event industry. Attending events from a young age and learning from the very best in the business, my mother, has allowed me to forge my own path and take Paulette Wolf Events to the next level.”
As CEO of Paulette Wolf Events, Jodi manages multidimensional projects utilizing her education, expertise and experience. From ideation to meticulous planning and flawless execution, Jodi leads a cohesive team that involves multiple happenings nationwide.
Through her 22 years with PWE, Jodi’s specialty is ground breakings and grand openings as well as large scale event hospitality. She has served as Executive Producer for many grand opening campaigns, including the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Galter/Feinberg Pavilions, The Prentice Women’s Hospital, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago & The McDonald’s Air & Sea Show.
Jodi joined the company in 1993 as a production coordinator and was quickly promoted to vice president in 1996 after her successful involvement in securing the Summer Olympics project in Atlanta where the company produced over 250 live performance over 33 days in six different venues simultaneously. She was named President in May 2002, when the company expanded to include a Los Angeles office.
She is the co-author of Event Planning Made Easy that hit the shelves in 2005, which reveals the secrets of successful planning for every occasion.
Jodi has been featured in/contributed for publications like Ladies Home Journal, People Magazine, Redbook, Successful Meetings, PR Week, Medical Meetings, Special Event Magazine, BizBash, Retail Traffic, Staging Rental Operations, The Advertiser, Business Ledger, Event Solutions, Selling Power Magazine, Today’s Chicago Woman, Executive Association, Rental Management, Successful Promotions, Exhibitor Magazine, Midwest Meetings, Enterprising Women, Banker & Tradesman, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Corporate Event Magazine. Her speaking engagements include The Special Event, Event Solutions, National Association of Catering Executives, International Special Event Society, BizBash and IL Governor’s Conference.
Since becoming CEO in 2015, Jodi has sought to create an elevated standing for the firm, attracting the nation’s largest corporations, municipalities, sporting events and foundations. Cultivating strong creative partnerships with a powerful roster of new and long-term clients continues to be both her primary focus and reward.TEAM