Sholeh Munion, CMP

Certified Meeting Planner

I have a dual degree in Management and Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and have a certificate in Professional Meeting and Event Planning (CMP) from the Events Industry Council.

I have been working as a corporate and non-profit event planner for over 17 years, including a year and a half doing international work. I have been a wedding planner for over 20 years.

The variety of the type of work that I have done over the course of my career means that I’ve seen it all…and I can handle it! A great part of the work of a planner is being a problem-solver combined with the knowledge of how to connect with people. This is my passion and who I am to my core – a people-person with an eye for detail and a brain for logistics.

With an innate passion for creating unforgettable experiences, I possess a unique blend of creativity, organization, and an unwavering commitment to turning your event dreams into reality. I have mastered the art of orchestrating a diverse range of events, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations.

My experience with a variety of cultures, religions, and travel give me the ability to think creatively, and with sensitivity, about each event. With me by your side, you’re not just planning an event – you’re embarking on a journey to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

I am often asked how to pronounce my name. “SHO-leh”, emphasis on the first syllable. If you need help learning how to say it, just ask me when we connect!

It started early…

I have been organizing activities and events for as long as I can remember (even as a small child, I was directing playtime!). It was an easy decision to start my own business as demand grew.

I ask for help when I need it

For larger or more complex events, I have assistants who help me with various tasks and can be my eyes and ears on the ground, but I am completely hands on for everything that I do. Details matter to me.

I Love to travel & Learn

I have visited 45 of the 50 US states and 6 countries (including living in one of them for 18 months!). This familiarity and comfort with the international nature of the events industry has enabled me to adjust to any situation I’m in.

When I’m not working on an event:

I enjoy reading at least 2 books per week, spending time with friends and family, baking, being in nature, mentoring, and volunteering. I live with my husband and two daughters in the Chicago area.