Our Team » LaDonna Pettit
LaDonna brings over 30 years of industry experience to Stone Fort Group — including lead roles in sales, marketing, planning & production, DMC, exhibits, tradeshows and A/V — giving her perspective on every aspect of the event business. This contributes to her holistic strategy and allows her to engage an artful approach when launching and building events. She is known for developing strong sales, marketing and conference management teams that are customer centric and creative, together achieving powerful results and learning to love the “mad juggle.”
In addition to LaDonna’s role as Director, Conferences & Operations, she assists with business development at Stone Fort Group, using her vast industry relationships to assist in company growth. In her spare time, she serves on the IAEE Board of Directors, assists with wedding planning and sips margaritas by her pool.
Before SFG, LaDonna’s experience includes 15 years at Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts, as well as positions at Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, PGI Houston, Freeman and ConferenceDirect. She also opened two independent hotel & resort’s, during which her role included the management and oversight of sales, marketing, catering & conference management and revenue. LaDonna has developed conferences across industries, from large, complex productions to intimate meetings, both in the US and abroad. She has also served as president of the Greater Houston Area MPI chapter and on both the MPI and the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s board of directors.