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AJ Williams, CMPFounder + Creative DirectorAJ Events

Named Bizbash 500 Most Influential Event Pros in the US, AJ masterminds cutting-edge experiences for corporate and private events, she exceeds expectations with PR & fundraising for her non-profit clients, and designs gorgeous experiences for luxury weddings. AJ has raised over $65MM for nonprofits and recently $6MM during the pandemic year. AJ‘s work is always ambitious —and often unconventional —her work reflects a bold, can-do attitude, she was one of few planners in the US that successfully executed multiple LIVE hybrid fundraisers with a live auction to a live audience in 2020. AJ credits a background across multiple disciplines as key to her creativity, production savvy, and innate flexibility. After Massachusetts College of Art, she worked in publishing, catering, fashion, and eventually marketing—before launching AJ Events. AJ’s ability, unique talents and outstanding reputation have made her a tremendous success. AJ executes press worthy fundraisers with celebrities Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Anthony Anderson, Wyclef, Vanessa Williams, Danny Glover, Common, President Bill Clinton, Michael McDonald, Jimmy Fallon’s The Roots, and many more. “Creating energy is a big part of my success. I give my clients event strategy, smart events. There’s a formula and I’ve perfected it.” In short, AJ simply throws a great bash.