From her new studio in Towles Court, Maestro Events president Jennifer Grondahl orchestrates the venues, vendors and myriad details that go into some of Sarasota's glitziest charitable galas, such as the Sarasota Polo Ball and the YMCA's Going for the Gold, as well as major corporate events and lavish private parties.
After a start in politics with a Washington, D.C.-based public policy organization, Grondahl
, 33, got "bitten by the charity bug" when a friend was diagnosed with leukemia.
and became executive director of the American Cancer Society for Manatee
, Hardee and
Now active in the Junior League
and Lakewood Ranch Rotary and on the board of the Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy
would welcome the chance to revisit
-but not politically.
"I'd love to coordinate an event at the White House," she