Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.
When Julia came home from a conference and held a team meeting to talk about the inspiration and ideas she had for us to move forward on – Love is Proud was born. From an idea on paper, to team brainstorming sessions, to our first Love is Proud Show, it was a great success!
Why was this so important to us? We were astounded that in 2016 couples were still finding resistance to work with vendors that did not support their marriage equality beliefs.