One thing our clients love about us is the quality of our team.


If you’re a detail-oriented professional who can deliver projects on time and on budget – and who can stay calm when everyone else isn’t – send us your resume and tell us a little something about yourself.


If we’ve got something that fits us both, we’ll be in touch.

Join the Team


The Swift Group Team

Aileen McConnell

Aileen McConnell

Program & Events Manager

Aileen is a multi-lingual expert at managing large, complex projects. Her skills run the range of calendar management to technical support and product testing. Her enthusiasm and positive energy transfers to everything she does and everyone she works with.

Allison Shackelford

Event Producer

Allison has been in the meeting industry for almost ten years working with non-profits and corporations, such as Microsoft. These meetings have ranged from large-scale international conferences to more intimate team-building events and everything in between. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking all kinds of treats, and trying local coffee shops.

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Ben Raffel

Event Producer

Ben brings his experience in events and logistics to help clients, such as Microsoft, to implement projects. He has been a member of the Swift Group team since 2020 and brings unique insights to his roles producing events for high-level audiences. You can usually find him trying out different bread recipes at home and watching the Barefoot Contessa.


Bryn Culbert

Event Coordinator & Social Media Manager

Bryn has been contributing her creative energy, attention to detail, and passion for effective communication to Swift Group projects since 2011. She has traveled the world supporting global events for clients like Pixar and Microsoft. Bryn is happiest brewing new strategies for social media with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Dana Muirhead

Program Manager

Dana is a seasoned program manager with over 20 years of experience managing marketing promotions, online services, and product releases for Microsoft.  She enjoys engaging people and relationship building while pulling together all the critical details to ensure success in any project, promotion, or product release.  She believes in being professional and having fun while infusing positivity and humor in each day!


Helen Suk

Program Manager

Helen is a seasoned and strong marketing professional who is very resourceful, adaptive, and thorough with a natural affinity for delivering a “white glove” experience to all her projects. She brings with her over 20 years in marketing, business development, program management, event planning, and B2B sales.

Laura King

Communications & Event Producer

Laura is passionate about raising the leadership capacity of individuals and organizations. Whether Coaching one-on-one, developing, and delivering programs, or ensuring communications are clear and compelling, she brings curiosity, pragmatism, humor, and a fresh perspective to generate a thought-provoking and creative process. She is happiest when she is travelling the world with her brother and sister.

Maura Hoss

Communications Strategist & Leadership Coach

Maura thrives at distilling leader visions and voices into compelling and actionable marketing communications strategies. An avid storyteller, she is adept at balancing audience-focused communications and leadership coaching to get effective and enduring results for her clients. In her spare time, she revels in the outdoors with her fine artist husband and cooking up experiences with friends and family.

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Kara Beckman

Event Manager


Nicole Reicher

Event Producer

Nicole is a creative and experienced event professional with exposure to a variety of projects within Microsoft and across the industry. Her experience supporting corporate executives lends a high-touch approach to all her events. She prides herself in being able to pivot in relation to changing environments and needs while also producing solid results by keeping program investment in mind. 

Vilok Bhatia

Marketing Manager

Vilok is a dynamic marketing professional/tech geek with a community-minded soul. Vilok has years of experience enabling Fortune 500 companies and startups in telling their stories. He excels at digital marketing, influencer and community engagement, and brand management. 

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Alicia Flint

Event Producer

Alicia comes to us with a background in events, engagement strategy, and sponsorship.  Prior to joining Swift Group, she produced career and networking programs for current students and young alumni at the UW Alumni Association. Prior to UW, she executed large scale educational conferences for a variety of professional nonprofit associations. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys staying active by hiking, cycling, and playing with her dog, Yoda, though she is equally content curling up with a cup of coffee and a mystery novel.

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Brieanne Vanderpool

Event Producer

Brieanne is a flexible, well-rounded event and project manager with 5 years of experience. Her experience includes executing events of all sizes for clients such as Microsoft and PayScale with a specialization in content and speaker management.

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Cailtin Davis

Event Producer

Caitlin is a task-oriented and highly organized event producer. She has worked with many clients such as Microsoft, PayScale, and the Best Buddies organization. Her talents shine with strategic event planning, communication plans, marketing opportunities, and staying on target with planning milestones to align with the overall goals of an event. She enjoys making the planning process fun for everyone and has an innate ability to stay calm under most pressure. You can usually find Caitlin enjoying a good meal with friends and family, or out on a hike with her dog Henry.

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Derek Lombardo

Event Producer

Derek brought his experience and calm-and-collected attitude from working as a project manager in sports marketing for Major League Baseball teams to Swift Group in 2020. He prides himself on his agility between projects and strong focus on client experiences. In his off time, you’ll find him working off some steam at the gym, or cooking new dishes at home.

Estelle Thyer

Estelle Thyer 

Event Manager

Estelle joins the Swift Group team as an Event Manager with recent experience working for Microsoft’s Business Applications Solutions group. Estelle has over 7ears of industry experience across Events, Advertising, Marketing, and PR in New York City, where she worked both in-house at Sotheby’s, and for several boutique agencies with consumer and technology brand clients.

Heidi Hendricks

Program Manager

A self-proclaimed Corporate America Ninja, Heidi's strengths are centered on problem-solving with a focus on process efficiencies and improvement, and building relationships across multiple groups to drive projects forward. She brings creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit to her projects and thrives in a complex environment.

Jerry Green

Program Manager

Jerry is a self-starter with a proven track record of successful program management life cycle development. Jerry is experienced in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of the business to vendor relationship with strong skills in listening to the critical needs of clients. 

Kellini Walter

Marketing & Communications

Kellini is truly an original thinker with over twenty-five years of experience in marketing and communications. Specialty areas include all aspects of internal and external communications, executive communications (including speechwriting and coaching), C-level events and event management, product and services marketing, and organizational change management.

Lynne Walker

Lynne Walker

Marketing & Program Manager

Lynne Walker has been planning successful large events for over 25 years. She plans, manages, and executes conferences, seminars, tradeshows, product launches, corporate receptions & special events, client appreciation, and incentive programs, as well as managing many sales and marketing/partner programs. 

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Meg Claypool

Program Manager

Meg is an executive-level program manager with a proven track record for successful program execution and management. She provides immediate, real-time guidance and support to align projects with business goals, construct detailed work plans, achieve milestones, and communicate the result across a stakeholder audience. Meg is a team player with driven collaboration, passion, drive, and dedication.

Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw

Event Producer

Matt is an executive with experience in development, negotiation, logistics, execution and management of integrative programs, events, and sponsorships. Over the past 3 years he’s worked with various Microsoft groups managing projects and delivering in-person and virtual events globally. Prior to that, he worked for Live Nation managing events and key partner accounts and programs nationally. Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, watching documentary films, and staying active outside.  

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