Our story is all about creating your story — in the form of an unbelievably amazing event.
Paramount Planners began in 2009, when Amy and Lisa found that their extensive networks and combined knowledge offered a unique opportunity in the events industry; an opportunity that positioned them to create a company which covers all aspects of a client’s needs, delivering truly unique events and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Amy Hanzl has more than 25 years of incentive and meeting travel experience. She began her career at Merrill Lynch Headquarters in New York City, where she was a Vice President Meeting Planner from 1995 to 2001 – at which point she undertook a new career as an Incentive Consultant from 2001 to 2009. She has worked with a wide variety of companies and supported incentive programs and business meetings for clients in the pharmaceutical, automotive and financial industries. Amy’s biggest strength is her ability to support all phases of a group travel program – from pre-sale aspects, site inspections, communications support and contract negotiations to the overall program management, operation and final billing reconciliation.
Lisa Coakley has been in the event planning industry for over 25 years. Like Amy, she began her career with Merrill Lynch New York Headquarters in 1993, where she worked as Vice President, Senior Meeting Planner through 2004. After that, she continued to work as a consultant to Merrill Lynch while also producing events with other companies and organizing philanthropic event experiences for many non-profit organizations. Lisa has operated programs in Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Japan and all across Europe.