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Brit Bertino, CSEP Since opening her own company in 2002, Brit Bertino has become one of the most sought after Event producers. Planning spectacular events is just something Brit Bertino was born to do. When you bring together her experience, overall business knowledge, leadership skills, innovative ideas, unique solutions and comprehensive understanding and implementation of the countless details, you get one of a kind, amazing events that exceed expectations, each and every time. Brit Bertino began her career working for a broadcasting company producing concerts and events for elite musicians, then she moved on to producing weddings for cruise lines, traveling and planning exotic celebrations for her clientele. Ultimately she settled in Las Vegas and began Brit Bertino Event Excellence, never looking back and only looking forward! Currently, her business is based in Northern California and in Las Vegas, Nevada during peak seasons but also featuring many desired international and domestic destinations. As she travels with her elite clientele to their exotic locations to produce, her business takes her across the globe, providing over-the-top, exceptional, one of a kind celebrations. She offers professional event management, destination management and design services for any event type or size of event. Her clients include an array of celebrities and socialites. Brit is sure to give you and your guests a breathtaking experience with memories that will last a lifetime. Brit Bertino Destination Event Producer Current Events Brit Bertino has named herself a post COVID “Momprenuer” as her roles extraordinarily changed during the pandemic. She was able to pivot and make her live events virtual, she published her first book; Ceremonies Unveiled, she also obtained her real estate license and gave birth to two children, Gage and Callen. Nothing slowed for Brit Bertino during the lockdown. Brit Bertino has added hospitality consulting to her brand as many organizations have sought her help to building a hospitality division for their businesses. Brit launched these services in 2017 and has helped several small and large groups obtain their special event and catering goals with this new creative service. With Brit’s experience Brit Bertino is very proud of one of her latest projects, filming released in summer of 2014, for the wedding production and Same-Sex Celebrity Wedding for R and B Diva’s Television show, on TVOne channel. As she produced one of America’s most epic wedding celebrations for Monifah Carter and Terez Mychelle, she felt proud to be a part of an unforgettable and historical union between two special women. The wedding premier received the prestigious GLAAD award in 2015. Brit was honored to be a part of their moment and this special event. Mentorship Programs For entrepreneurs and creative minds yearning to expand their small business knowledge, set goals to achieve them, Brit offers one on one consulting, group retreats and or staff coaching dedicated to get things done! Visit the Mentorship Page for more details. Accreditations, Certifications and Boards Her accreditations are the Certified Special Events Professional, (CSEP), the hallmark of professional achievement in the special events industry. Brit and the entire team has also obtained their Certified Guest Service Professional certification (CGSP). She is also on the Advisory Board for the International School of Hospitality where she assists in creating cutting edge hospitality curriculum for aspiring wedding coordinators. She is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at the University of Las Vegas Nevada, CAL Poly and various industry related associations and conferences such as TSE, NACE Experience, WPPI, Wedding MBA, ISES, WIPA, NACE, and AFWPI. She is a current ILEA member (International Live Events Society, formally ISES) and is the Past President for the Las Vegas Chapter and she also serves on the International board of WIPA (Wedding Industry Professional Association) as the immediate Past President. Brit has produced the CaterSource and Event Solutions Wedding Event for 2011 through 2015. She has partnered with the Knot to create several fabulous appreciation soiree’s for Wedding MBA attendees each fall. Brit Brands In addition to having a thriving Event business, Brit Bertino extended her brand to include the Totty Belt, Simply Weddings Las Vegas and Ceremonies Unveiled. Totty Belt (www.tottybelt.com) In the fall of 2011 Brit introduced to the event industry the Totty Belt, which is a sleek and trendy tool belt for all event professionals such as floral designers, producers, photographers, videographers and caterers. She continues to release new Totty products each season to cater to the needs of hospitality professionals everywhere. Simply Weddings Las Vegas (www.simplyweddingslv.com) * Recently Sold Summer of 2020 Brit previously owned and managed Simply Weddings Las Vegas for 12 years, which included a senior team of thriving wedding coordinators in Las Vegas, producing spectacular events in an affordable manner. She created this business for those couples looking for a red carpet wedding celebration but keeping on budget. Simply Weddings offers an array of partial planning services to help you execute your special day with ease. Please contact new owner Cristina Gonzalez for the latest in services. [email protected] Ceremonies Unveiled (www.ceremoniesunveiled.com) In Spring of 2020 Brit released a four year project in the making that includes extensive research and documentation of over 60+ different cultures and their wedding traditions from around the world. This book includes contributors of many entities of wedding professionals from around the globe, as well; the book features these cultural wedding traditions with over 100 plus photos from over forty top international wedding photographers. This is Brit’s biggest project yet, and she is very excited to share this informational book with the wedding community! Brit volunteers and co-produced charitable events and gala’s for the American Heart Association, Danny Gans Run for Life, Shade Tree, and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. She enjoys working with her local associations to help make her local communities thrive. List of Awards and Accomplishments: Named Top 25 Event Professionals to look out for 2016 by The Special Event Magazine Event Solutions Spotlight Award Nominee for Event Planner of the Year 2013 Wedding Wire’s Brides Choice Award – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018 Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Platinum List – 2008, 2009 The International Special Events Society Board Member since 2007 Member and Las Vegas Board Member of the International Special Event Society President 2013 –2014, Past- President 2014-2015 Member and Active National Board Member of the Wedding Industry Professional Association since 2010. Current Secretary 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018 The Knot Pick Best of Weddings Award The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame 2014 The International School of Hospitality, Advisory Board