About Us

The Partners

With over 30 combined years of experience coordinating events, Geneva Gmelich O'Brien and Amy Price Staszkow have created a service-rich event planning firm that caters to our clients' individual needs. Geneva Gmelich O'Brien and Amy Price Staszkow have been event coordinators for the last fifteen years. Between the two of them and their experienced staff, they have coordinated close to 700 events and have been involved with many more on a management level. O'Brien and Staszkow began their company with 10 years of experience while they were employed at an event coordination firm in Los Angeles. At that time, their responsibilities included not only coordinating events and client service, but also managing an office of nine employees. This gave both O'Brien and Staszkow invaluable experience in running an event coordination company as well as allowing them to maximize their knowledge, experience and working relationships in the event and entertainment industries. In June of 2000, O'Brien and Staszkow decided to forge a new path and to create their own event coordination firm. In addition to O'Brien and Staszkow, Blue Room Events' staff consists of Senior Event Coordinator and Vice President of Business Development, Peter Farnan, as well as event support staff.

Geneva Gmelich O'Brien
A native Californian from the Pasadena area, received a B.A. from Fairfield University in 1992. She holds a Communications degree with a minor in Spanish. After graduation, O'Brien returned to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Special Event Coordination and Fundraising. O'Brien has handled many high profile, successful events with care and detail.  Following is small sampling of those events which vary in size and scope: Liberty Hill Foundation's Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner, Friends of the Family "Families Matter Benefit and Celebration", Men’s Guild of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Poker Tournament, Art Directors Guild Awards, IIDA Leaders Breakfast, 60th Anniversary of Ferrari in the USA, Motion Picture and Television Fund’s – Hugh Jackman Live and The Unusual Suspects Theater Company. O’Brien has also worked on various movie and series premieres with Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation.

Amy Price Staszkow
Originally from the east coast, received a B.A. from Syracuse University in 1992. She holds a Marketing degree from the Syracuse University School of Management. Staszkow moved across country after graduation to also pursue a career in Special Event Coordination and Fundraising. Staszkow also worked with a variety of non-profit organizations and has completed a number of very successful events over the past 24 years including Macy's Passport, Macy's Glamorama, Macy's Front Row, Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards, Tiger Woods Foundation - Tiger Jam, IIDA Calibre Awards, Cartoon Network - LIMA Cocktail Party, March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon and the Costume Designers Guild Awards.  Staszkow has also worked on a variety of movie and series premieres for Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros, Netflix and Awesomeness TV.

Peter Farnan
Upon receiving a degree from the University of New Hampshire in Hospitality Management in 1999, Peter Farnan relocated to Los Angeles from the east coast to pursue a career in the event and entertainment industry. Having held previous management and consultant positions at various establishments, Farnan adds an in depth working knowledge of the service industry and the attention to detail essential to create, implement and manage successful events. Since joining the Blue Room Team in 2001, Peter has worked on various events including the Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards Dinner, Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Care & Cure Dinner, Pat Brown Institute Annual Gala, Space Frontier Foundation's Arthur C. Clarke Gala, Physicians for Social Responsibility Gala Dinner, Red Bull Taurus World Stunt Awards, The 80th Birthday Celebration of His Holiness The Dalai Lama and a large variety of movie premieres for Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media.

 


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