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Professional . . . creative . . . decades of experience.  Theresa Kaufman is a real pro and is well-known for successfully managing hundreds of events in Western Pennsylvania.  She receives my highest recommendation.

Andrea J. Carelli

Senior Vice President Director of Client and Community Relations

PNC Bank, Pittsburgh

For the past fourteen years, The Ireland Funds has been fortunate to have Theresa Kaufman as our point person for the Pittsburgh Dinner Gala.  As a liaison between our gala committee and sponsors Theresa provides clear communication and continuity.  We value her organizational, creative and problem-solving skills, and look forward to working with her in the future. 

Jim Rooney

Partner, Rooney Consulting

Board of Directors, The Ireland Funds

I have had the pleasure of working with Theresa Kaufman for more than 13 years.  Initially, Theresa helped with events in the Pittsburgh Area.  Today, Theresa an integral member of our marketing team and manages firm events across the nation.  She builds strong relationships with vendors and is a tireless advocate for her clients.   Theresa always looks for ways to take events to the next level, on time and on budget.  She understands strategic goal of the event and structures activities to achieve those goals.  I would recommend her to any company large or small.

Dan Swiger

Marketing Director

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

American Marketing Association's (AMA's) Marketer of the Year is the Association's signature event. Think wedding level budget and planning with a whole non-profit board as the bride. The events were spectacular. Theresa's big ideas are always sprinkled with a dash of problem-solving.  Organized and a budget stickler, but still quite fun to work with, Theresa adds value waaay beyond her fee.

Bruce Downing

 VP/GM Odato Marketing

AMA Board Member & Organizer AMA Marketer of the Year

The Cancer Caring Center hired Theresa Kaufman to help launch Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Legends- a multi layered event which encompassed an awards ceremony, a VIP performance and a full-blown concert. Theresa is super creative and added memorable touches such as an aerialist, celebrity lookalike musicians, specialty drinks and themed appetizers, etc. Equally important, Theresa is appropriately financially conscious – she is very inventive but stays within budget. I particularly admire that she is calm throughout the entire process. She anticipates and addresses inevitable issues and deals with them efficiently and quietly. Her contact list is enviable – she ALWAYS knows someone who specializes in whatever is needed. 

Rebecca Whitlinger

Executive Director

Cancer Caring Center