Q & A Events
A few weeks ago I hosted my friend, Liz Covin, founder of Vivid Salon. As we talked after the show she told me I needed to meet Colleen Wogan and Suzanne Baugh, of Q & A Events. On this week’s episode I had the chance to sit down with Q & Q Events’ CEO, Suzanne Baugh.
Suzanne shared how at 14 years old, she went to an Amy Grant concert and, looking around the venue at the set, the crowd, and the excitement that erupted with the launch of the show, that she knew event planning was what she wanted to do. At the age of 17, she decided to throw her own concert so she booked one of Amy Grant’s back-up singers, secured a sponsor, sold tickets, and put on her first event (and even made a profit).
We talked about the fact that the Q & A Events team views itself as a member of their client’s team, seeking to learn as much as possible about what the goal of the event is, the culture of the client, allowing them to more effectively reflect those details in the execution of the event.
In addition to her work with Q & A Events, Suzanne has also served as president of the Atlanta Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC). We talked about how the organization seeks to serve the LGBT community by providing mentoring, educational offerings, a platform through which to network, and an opportunity to be certified as an LGBT-owned business enterprise. This certification can open doors to serve as a supplier for numerous government and private enterprises.
Suzanne Baugh, CEO, Q & A Events
- BBA, Music, Belmont University
- Tuck Executive Education, Dartmouth College The Tuck School of Business
- Previous VP Administration & Events, TBA Entertainment