About ILEA Austin Chapter
MEET OUR PRESIDENT
BoothEasy Photo Booth Company
Jonathan Jow has been in the events industry for over 10 years and is most intrigued by how events can shape the outcome of brands and their marketing events. Jonathan served on the Board last year as the VP of communications.
Vice President of Communications
Premiere Event Rentals
Vice President of Programs & Education
Eclipse Event Co., Senior Planner
Amy was born and raised in Harker Heights, Texas and is a native Central Texan. Her love of events and southern hospitality was instilled in her at a young age. She went on to pursue a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences from Sam Houston State University. After graduating, Amy moved back to the Central Texas area and has spent the past six years obtaining invaluable event experience. She has worked for various companies in catering, rentals, and floral. But as her true love was always event and wedding planning, she joined the Eclipse Event Co team in September 2018. Amy has been a member of the ILEA since 2020 and this is her first time serving on the board. When she is not planning events, Amy loves spending time with family and friends or in her craft room, where she makes beautiful handmade cards. She also loves movies, books, cooking and exploring the Great State of Texas, especially during wildflower season.
Vide President of Membership
Uptown Valet & Transportation, President
Arrington Grawunder moved from Bedford, Texas to attend the University of Texas in 1999. After graduation he formed Uptown Valet and Transportation. Uptown Valet & Transportation has serviced events for former US Presidents, Grammy Winners, Academy award winners, and many other high-end clientele. His goal is to provide a higher level of service and exceed expectations. Being actively involved with ILEA since 2008 has been an integral part of success and something he considers vital for Uptown to thrive. He is married to Christy and has twin daughters, Addison and Vivian, and a son named Jack. He is also a dog dad to Henry, Lilly, Teddy, and Cooper. He is also actively involved with Austin Angels, Austin Pets Alive, Texas Exes, and Habitat for Humanity.
Director of Membership
Eclipse Event Co.
Art has been a member of the Austin event industry for the past 10 years. He began his events journey in his final year at Texas State University (Eat ‘Em Up Cats!) Where he interned for a local event planning company, and after graduating at the middle of his class he was brought on as an Assistant Event Planner. After making the treacherous 30-mile trek on IH35 from San Marcos, TX to Austin, TX, he continued his work in the event industry by taking up the position of Office Manager for Simon Lee Bakery (a bakery known for their amazing and delicious wedding cakes). After a few years (and a fluctuating waistline), he moved on over to Westbank Flower Market where he eventually became the Events Lead, preparing and executing a wide variety of events. During all this time he has served as Eclipse Event Co.’s go-to Assistant for all types of events, and has been awarded the titles "Employee of the Month", "Quarter", and "Year" (titles awarded to himself, by himself). Art offers an extensive events background, and this is his first year on the board!
Director of Membership
Originally from Dallas, Texas, she made her big move to Austin 4 years ago. She is currently serving her first year on the board of ILEA Austin. Olivia’s biggest joy is her dog Stassi and making people smile. When she’s not working on events you can find her hiking outside, or drinking Titos!
Director of Programs
Events by Mackenzie
After my own wedding, I decided that wedding planning was something I have a passion for. I am a bubbly person with an eye for the details. Since starting my business, I have enjoyed working with many different couples, families, and vendors to create beautiful celebrations for them.
My favorite part of the wedding day is watching the first few minutes of the ceremony. After all, that’s why we’re all there.I love love and I feel blessed to be apart of my clients’ special day.
Director of Communications
Lauren started her events career in 2019 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, as Event Coordinator. In this role she oversaw the logistics, vendors, and management for museum events and private rentals. To further her hospitality journey, she joined the Horseshoe Bay Resort, to grow as an Event Manager , focusing on the corporates meetings and wedding markets. Lauren joined the Events Services team at Fairmont Austin Hotel in 2022 , and is now overseeing an array of programs and events for corporates clientele. In her free time , Lauren spends time going out to brunch with her friends , playing videogames, and snuggling with her cats Uma and Sobek!
Director of Communications
Westwood Country Club
Born and raised in a small east Texas town. Bailey always knew she wanted to live in “the big city” and become the ultimate party planner (as her 14 year old self would say)! After high school Bailey attended Texas State University where she studied Public Relations and Mass Communications. During her time at Texas State Bailey interned with Embassy Suites Conference Center and Clearly Classy Events. After college she began her career in the Club Industry at the Hills of Lakeway and later moved onto her current workplace, Westwood Country Club. She has been there for five years starting as a banquet captain and is now the Catering and Events Manager. In her downtime Bailey likes to spend time with her Corgi-mix Traveler and trying all the restaurants and delicious foods Austin had to offer. This is her first time serving on the board and she is super excited to serve her Austin ILEA Chapter!
Thank you to BoothEasy for the Board headshots!