Every month, Dixon Schwabl honors an outstanding employee with the coveted Jaz Janie Award. The award was created to commemorate Dixon Schwabl Public Relations Vice President Jane “Janie” Argenta, who passed away in September 2009. Jane was a fun-loving, compassionate and hardworking professional who touched the lives of many.
The January Jaz Janie recipient is Special Events Manager Erin O’Donnell.
Since joining the agency in 2015, Erin has been a rock star, leading events for Rochester Spinal Association, Allendale Columbia School, Annese & Associates, Toast to Your Health and others. She is the first one to raise her hand to help with any project and her willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done is unmatched.
Erin is passionate about event trends and keeping our team at the forefront of the industry. She facilitates our training webinars through the Event Leadership Institute, continuously researches and shares new ideas for the department, and has secured our team as regular blog contributors to the Event Leadership Institute blog. Erin consistently identifies ways to incorporate new ideas into our clients’ events. She motivates our team to always improve and be the best we can be.
Jane would applaud Erin’s commitment to teamwork and her unfaltering dedication to the success of the events team and Dixon Schwabl as a whole. She brings out the best in everyone she interacts with, so if you don’t work with her now, you should.