• Meet Katherine Frost, 2019 Up-and-Coming Special Events Professional

    POSTED March 25, 2019

    Colorado Meetings + Events is proud to introduce our 2019 Hall of Fame, made up of seven top-notch individuals who are positively impacting the meetings and events industry.

Katherine Frost

Founder, A Frosted Affair


» Growing up in Houston, Texas, her family entertained on a regular basis at home.

» Ski instructor at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado

» Worked for Destination Services Corporation (DSC) in Denver as a sales and account coordinator

» Established Denver-based A Frosted Affair in 2015 to plan corporate and nonprofit events and weddings

Best Things About Working in the Meetings and Events Industry
“I love that every day and every client is different, and it is incredibly rewarding to know that I’ve created a meeting or event tailored to a client’s specific needs. … Thinking through elements such as color combinations, visualizing a room, seeing the event unfold, and making that vision a reality really gets me excited about events!”

Hopes, Dreams and Plans for the Future 
“My main goal right now is to continue growing and cultivating an amazing team and working with local clients that grant us the privilege of planning all of their events. I would also love to expand our work to collaborate more with clients visiting the state for their events.” She adds, “I’m very interested in developing a software program that helps streamline the planning process which makes it easier to create events for both the planner and the client.”

Advice for People New to the Industry
“On one hand you have to keep the big picture in mind, but on the other you can never overlook the small details. There are always a lot of moving parts to plan for and come event time, when you’re looking at all those parts and the people in that moment, you have to be able to change things gracefully if anything just isn’t going right.” 

Ways the Industry Has Evolved
“Denver has become a very hot market for events, not only due to the influx of people moving here or businesses developing new headquarters here, but because of an increase in out-of-state groups holding events in and around the city. With that increase in demand, I have seen more and more venues with less and less availability within a year of an event date.”

Denver native Keisha Makonese’s passion for planning events dates way back. Her latest gig as director of sales and corporate events at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum began nine years ago. In this role, Makonese helps oversee an average of 150 private events at Wings Over the Rockies each year, from making meetings for 20 people to annual dinners for 2,000 fun and interactive experiences.


Doug Lane, the president and CEO of Fastlane Productions, has kept himself and his company at visionary status.


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