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Avivant Partners

Insightful I Independent I Innovative
And above all, dependable, particularly in the face of pressure.

The name "Avivant" itself, with its deep roots coming from Hebrew and French languages, serves as a poignant reflection of intersections. These intersections are not just in name, but in our brand's philosophy—a harmony between industries, bridging domain expertise, and our innate ability to represent our clients with eloquence and fluency that makes them shine.

The logo visually reflects the A and V sounds in the brand’s name. These two letters come together signifying the meeting of languages (A from Aviva, a Hebrew word meaning springlike; V from Vivant, a French word meaning alive) literally, but also the meeting of cultures, domains, people, and ideas in a more figurative sense. After all, Avivant Partners is in the business of managing events and associations, where minds meet and new ideas are created.

“Human connection has been challenged.
We're here to strengthen it through our association and event work.”

- Mary Adams, Founder & CEO

Our Team

Successful I Driven I Proven

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Mary Adams, CMP

Founder & CEO

Mary is the founder and CEO of Avivant Partners, a recognized leader in meetings, events, and association management since 2004.

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John Bluemke


John joined Avivant Partners in 2022 bringing with him more than two decades of experience in the financial services sector providing an invaluable depth of knowledge to Avivant Partners' client initiatives.

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Laura Howe, CMP

Meetings Manager

Laura is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) with more than 15 years in event management. Adept at wearing multiple hats, Laura is resourceful and efficient. She responds quickly and creatively to find solutions to overcome any challenge. She has planned and coordinated a wide variety of corporate and social events for Fortune 500 companies, national associations, and international clients.

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Kelsey Peake

Project Manager

Kelsey brings more than 10 years of Event, Office and Project Management to Avivant Partners. She specializes in General Operations and Marketing. Kelsey has robust experience with systems implementation, managing websites, and creating marketing campaigns including and not limited to paid ads, organic social media, blogs and email marketing.

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