Figuring out what's next is

What
We Do.

Project Management

Project Management

Our Project Managers are the soul of Team Precon. Throughout the planning process the Project Management Team handles all aspects of an events production and technology needs while keeping cool, calm and composed. They keep a strict timeline and a tight grip on the budget ensuring everyone stays on course. These folks walk softly and carry a big stick. Our team includes some of the industry’s best Technical Producers, Show Directors, Project Managers and all-around, world class Event Gurus.
Event Design

Event Design

Precon is the premier Special Event Production firm in the country with an emphasis on complex event design, conference management and technical production. Our events are designed to evoke a meaningful connection through face to face interaction that inspires lasting memories. In the world of special events, there is no room for mistakes. The events are live, no commercial breaks and no timeouts. The Precon team comes together with a common goal; every detail must be perfect for every event, every time.
Technical Production

Technical Production

For In-Person events, we handle the lighting, audio, video, breakouts and all the other A/V needs.  In Virtual, we handle the technical side of things, including speaker recording, live broadcast, platform design & execution, production timeline, graphic design, video editing, and all that other technical stuff.  Start to finish, first in last out, you name it, this is our way of saying “Yeah, we do that.”

In-Person

Our brilliant event engineers harness the power of live events by connecting and engaging with your audience.  By staying current on industry trends and embracing your project goals, Precon takes a balanced approach while creating indelible experiences with your audience. Basically, we bring the show to your show.

Virtual

Our team helps you manage the evolving landscape of Virtual Events.  Our creative and technical production geniuses create engaging and unique solutions for your virtual audience. Not only do we do virtually everything, we do everything virtual too.

Hybrid

Engaging one audience can be daunting, while the idea of capturing both an in-person and virtual audience can be overwhelming.  Our approach eliminates your stress by harnessing the power of blended technology, as we dovetail a solution for your live and virtual audiences. Figuring out what’s next is what we do.

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who we are

The
Team

who we are

The
Team

Chief Event Producer

Steve Krauthamer

Chief Financial Officer

Sheryl Krauthamer

Vice President of Operations

Eileen Frazier

Vice President, Operations

Rick Mathews

Vice President, Innovation

Paul Case

Director, Marketing and Business Development

Justin Barker

Director of Sales

John Vavrina (JV)

Director of Project Management

Jere Crosby

Project Manager

Dani Pohlhaus

Senior Project Manager

Jordan Schneyer

Senior Project Manager

Lisa Arnold

Director, Creative Services

Christopher Schneyer

Graphic Designer

Tony Huddleston

Production Logistics Manager

Kait Piereman

Integration Specialist

Jon Reiss

Integration Specialist

Will Stratton

Digital Media Specialist

Kevin Garrett

Integration Specialist

John Hattin

Senior Production Specialist

Justin Sorrentino

Production Resources Manager

Mike Hamberger

Production Logistics Manager

Evan Johnson

Digital Media Specialist

Dan Helbling

Chief Event Producer

Steve Krauthamer

Maryland

I’ll never forget

introducing Ben Affleck to Dr. Martin Luther King III on MLK day, the day before Obamas inauguration.

My peers consider me

someone who never sits still.

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Chief Financial Officer

Sheryl Krauthamer

Maryland

My peers consider me

direct, opinionated and silly.

Voted most likely to

keep learning and asking lots of questions.

Vice President of Operations

Eileen Frazier

Maryland

I’ll never forget

my first project with Steve, the CEO of Precon, a 50,000 person event on the National Mall, in 2008!

Voted most likely to

be seen at a Washington Nationals or Capitals game dressed to show my team spirit.

Vice President, Operations

Rick Mathews

Virginia

Voted most likely to

leave the country for a weekend just to ride a rollercoaster.

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Vice President, Innovation

Paul Case

California

Voted most likely to

keep calm in any situation and find a solution.

Ill never forget

the day I joined Precon and found a forever team and home.

Director, Marketing and Business Development

Justin Barker

Maryland

I’ll never forget

working the USO event days before everything shutting down because of the pandemic.

Voted most likely to

order a salad for lunch.

Director of Sales

John Vavrina (JV)

New York – California

I’ll never forget

the 3AM earthquake in Palm Desert at the Ensemble annual conference.

Clients would say

I am great at explaining through the use of examples.

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Director of Project Management

Jere Crosby

California

Voted most likely to

ask all the dumb questions.

I’ll never forget

the time I hung out with Dave Grohl.

Project Manager

Dani Pohlhaus

Maryland

I’ll never forget

the time I was working my first ever event, and a snow storm hit Chicago hard. The plane with all of our material and gear slipped off the runway, and we had to scramble to create everything from scratch with less than 24 hours to event start. Talk about learning under pressure … it’s amazing what you can create when your feet are to the fire!

Voted most likely to

see the good in others in and any situation. There are no failures in life as long as we fail forward. Most optimistic for sure!

Senior Project Manager

Jordan Schneyer

Maryland

I’ll never forget

the time I was asked to pickup Elie Wiesel from the train station and escort him to the hotel for a VIP event. We spent about 30 minutes talking in the car about politics, baseball and DC. What an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Voted most likely to

find a grammatical error.

Senior Project Manager

Lisa Arnold

Virginia

Clients would say I

have grace under fire.

Voted most likely to

know how to do that weird thing in Excel.

Director, Creative Services

Christopher Schneyer

Maryland

I’ll never forget

my zoom call with Jane Fonda

My super power is

making things “pretty”…obviously

Graphic Designer

Tony Huddleston

Maryland

My peers consider me

a sharp dresser, an art and design nerd, and a complete goofball.

I’ll never forget

designing a full traveling exhibit, the layout, all graphics, interior and exterior for the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada and seeing it tour North America.

Production Logistics Manager

Kait Piereman

Wisconsin – Virginia

My super power is

creating order out of chaos.

I’ll never forget

the mad dash to strike all the gear from the Opening Ceremonies for the USTA US Open in under 5 minutes.

Integration Specialist

Jon Reiss

Pennsylvania – Maryland

My peers consider me

a harsh negotiator.

Voted most likely to

put somebody on my S* List!

Integration Specialist

Will Stratton

Virginia

My super power is

juggling full floors of breakouts and keep them running perfectly smooth.

I’ll never forget

working my first international show in London as a breakout manager for ISACA 2018.

Digital Media Specialist

Kevin Garrett

California

I’ll never forget

when I got to record Meryl Streep.

My super power is

getting the perfect shot!

Integration Specialist

John Hattin

Virginia

I’ll never forget

clipping a lapel mic to Shaquille O’Neal to film a PSA before an event.

Voted most likely to

save the planet!

Senior Production Specialist

Justin Sorrentino

Virginia

I’ll never forget

watching a relatively short team member try to put a lav mic on Shaquille O’Neal.

Voted most likely to

request another monitor.

Production Resources Manager

Mike Hamberger

Virginia

I’ll never forget

pushing Cases across the marble lion’s head in the lobby.

Voted most likely to

act a fool!

Production Logistics Manager

Evan Johnson

Maryland

My superpower is

scope of trajectory.

Voted most likely to

to change the world!

Digital Media Specialist

Dan Helbling

My superpower is

creativity. Wielding a mouse and keyboard allows me to express myself on screen with animations and video editing. 

My peers consider me

as the person to always find the best in a challenging situation.

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For
What's
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Events take your guests on a journey.

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