Strategic Meetings

There are no shortcuts to hosting a great Event

Our

It’s simple: We help you bring people together to connect, learn, and spark innovation for what inspires you.

Our Event Values

Integrity

There's an honest way to do business: and that's when the client, the venue, and all vendors are working towards the same goal. ​

Partnership

Whether your meeting is for 2 or 2,000, for a non-profit or for a product-launch, your event should receive the same meticulous attention to detail and creative energy.​

Communication

And we mean seamless communication. We're your liason prior, during, and after the event and we handle everything you're asking for—and then some.​

MEET OUR TEAM

SANDY YI-DAVIS

Founder & Head of
Event Solution & Design

Sandy Yi-Davis has been making events easy for her hospitality clients for the last 25 years. 

Sandy has planned conferences, fundraising soirees, Presidential campaign events, foriegn dignitary visits, and product launches for non-profits, startups, and businesses of all sizes. Her legendary events have ranged from single, sit down dinners with the Dalai Lama & President Carter, to multi-day events with several hundred guests. She’s even had to put out a literal fire when a centerpiece was too close to an open flame.

What’s common here? Each and every event Sandy produces has a uniquely y-o-u feel and allows you to focus on your mission, while she handles all the nitty-gritty details.

Sandy has held several director-level positions in 5-star hotels in San Francisco & Washington, D.C., has served as the Executive Director for the Educational Foundation for Women, a non-profit dedicated to supporting leadership opportunities for women, and has been active in her children’s Parent Teacher Association for the last 6 years. Sandy earned her bachelors from the University of Arizona and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. Sandy is close with her family and lives with her husband John, children Ethan and Johnathan, and dog Pixie Girl.

LEIGH FRIGM​

Senior Meeting Planner

Leigh Frigm is an old soul and has worked closely with Sandy for the last ten years creating exceptional events for clients.

Leigh has planned multi-day weddings, conferences, reunions serving as a trusted liaison between her clients, the venue, and other vendors. She is masterful at navigating budgets, timelines, logistics, and registration and was seen walking the catwalk at a local Goodwill Fashion Show she helped produce. Her favorite event she’s managed so far has been the 2009 Half Smoke Challenge in Arlington, VA.

Leigh loves to get connected to her client’s mission and audience to help craft a special experience for attendees, going so far as negotiating special menus with caterers that tie in and amplify her client’s values. Leigh earned her bachelors in Communications & Events Management from George Mason University. She lives in Northern, VA with her husband Ryan, daughters Ryleigh and Madison, her dog Mason, and is CEO of her household.

MAGGIE BOYS, CMP

Senior Meeting Planner

Maggie earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification in 2002 and is an active member of Meeting Professionals International.

Before joining SMI, Maggie served as a Meeting and Conference Services Manager for the Financial Industry
Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a not-for-profit organization that regulates brokerage firms doing business with the public in the United States. In this role, she planned and produced hundreds of corporate events ranging in
size from 15 to 1500, including financial fraud education forums for FINRA’s Office of Government Affairs and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. In addition, she implemented and managed FINRA’s Strategic Event Management Program.

Maggie is originally from Wilmington, DE, and graduated from Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC, with a Bachelor of Arts in History. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys gardening, reading and volunteering. She lives in Northwest, DC with her middle school son, Wyatt and their bouncy dog, Gracie.