Julie Hanson | President & CEO, Hanson Productions

Jewel Hanson is an industry leader in the design, planning and implementation of high-profile special events for a range of corporate, industry, government, non-profit and political organizations.  
Ms. Hanson's career highlights include the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., featuring a week of events involving audiences of up to 20,000 and featuring the largest gathering of heads of state since President Kennedy's funeral; the televised production of HBO's Concert for Valor featuring world-renowned artists and a global audience of more than one million; and the annual Leukemia Ball, one of Washington, D.C.'s largest and most successful black tie fundraisers which, over the course of her tenure as producer has raised more than $50 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Her expertise in logistics, permitting and the production of high visibility large scale events has earned her a diverse client base, including the Presidential Inaugural Committee, HBO, Nike, USA Today, Audi, Daimler-Benz, Chevron, the Smithsonian Institution,, the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the American Heart Association, Junior Achievement, and more.
Ms. Hanson began her event career at a Washington, D.C.-based public relations consulting firm, where she served as Vice President of Special Events for more than twelve years.  She opened Hanson Productions LLC in 2003.