Hi! I’m Jen, a 20-year veteran of the hospitality and events industry-turned event emcee & moderator, meeting facilitator, and podcast host.

I started JTS Connect, LLC because I’m passionate about the way meetings and events can positively impact our society and want to contribute to this effort. As a professional event personality, I connect your team or audience with ideas that inspire action.

Throughout my career, I’ve worked with and consulted for major hotel brands, as well as countless meeting professionals and event organizers. This experience has given me the ability to understand the different priorities of my customers and bring extensive knowledge of the industry to help achieve them.

My innate curiosity and background in hospitality has gifted me with the ability to skillfully converse and genuinely engage with people in an authentic way. I strive to build a sense of community through my work and am excited to partner with organizations who want to do the same.

“Jen’s vast skill set includes the ability to bring people together in conversation to discuss current issues and to help problem-solve.”

-Rose Horcher, Vice President , Client Services at Choose Chicago

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If you’re looking for an outside voice to create connection, encourage engagement and build a sense of community among your team, audience, or customers, you’re in the right place.

Infuse purpose and professionalism into your event. I can set the tone and manage the timeline of your event, while keeping your audience engaged by summarizing the main points of the conversation in a way that aligns with your overall purpose or mission. As a true partner to event professionals, I’ll work with your team before, during and after your event to maximize participation and meet objectives.


Ratchet up results at your next meeting. Whether you are hosting a team retreat, a board meeting or a rountable with your top customers, an independent and approachable voice can help you keep to your agenda and encourage conversation, taking pressure off you and allowing you to sit back and observe or participate, stress-free.


Looking to start a podcast for your company, organization or event? I can guide you through the process and help you develop content that will foster a connection with your desired audience, driving loyalty and engagement with your brand. As an experienced podcast host and skilled conversationalist, I can be a consistent and genuine voice for your brand through my podcast hosting services.

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Curious about what I’ve been up to? Below are a few examples of stages and screens where I’ve been spotted.
  • Virtual Roundtable Moderator, Fordbridge Events OBO Precisely (March 2022)
  • Keynote Speaker, MPI Winter Knowledge Share, (Feb 2022)
  • Session Host/Moderator/Workshop Facilitator, PCMA Convening Leaders (Jan 2022)
  • Moderator, The Vendor Summit 2021 (Nov 2021)
  • Emcee, National Restaurant Association Tax, Finance & Audit Expert Exchange Digital Event (Nov 2021)
  • Emcee, InEvent Game On! Virtual Event (Oct 2021)
  • Live Q & A Moderator, 2021 IFS Annual Conference (Oct 2021)
  • Moderator, IAEE Midwestern Chapter Annual Meeting (Oct 2021)
  • Host & Moderator, PCMA GMC IDE Lunch & Learn (July 2021)
  • Virtual Breakout Facilitator, PCMA EduCon (July 2021)
  • Live Q & A Moderator, PCMA GMC IDE Lunch & Learn (April 2021)
  • Live Q & A Moderator, PCMA Convening Leaders (Jan 2021)
Catch me featured on these events and hospitality industry podcasts!



By sharing our stories we find better solutions.

Join me in The Room Block where I connect hospitality and event professionals with the people and ideas that inspire action and success. My guests share unique perspectives on their journeys, inspirations, and challenges so you can learn more about what they do in their roles, and why it’s important to this industry as a whole.

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“Jen’s calmness, organization and overall emotional intelligence put me at ease and helped the conversation flow for our podcast. Her ability to truly hear what people are saying allows her to adapt in any situation and ensure that goals are achieved.”

-Pam Nutting, Strategic Account Manager, AMEX GBT




Below are just a few of the organizations that I’ve made connections for and with; want to join them?

“You understand how events work, how to facilitate the natural flow of the event day as well as the work that needs to be done before and after an event.”

– Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey, CEO, Nifty Method

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