Catherine Ontko has centered her career around being client focused, energetic, positive, and having a creative approach to events. She is passionate about working with clients on a day-to-day basis and taking the clients vision and turning it into a reality. Catherine also thoroughly enjoys building professional relationships with her clients, vendors, and attendees. When it comes to event planning, she takes a detail-oriented approach to event logistics to ensure client satisfaction throughout the planning and execution process of the event.
Prior to joining the Scott Circle Events team, Catherine worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as the Private Events Manager of the Bohemian Club, an esteemed private city club. During this position she planned and executed many weddings, multi-course wine dinners, anniversary parties, celebrations of life and other special events. In this position Catherine really honed her event planning skills and grew as a professional. At the beginning of her career, she was the Assistant Restaurant Manager at Medinah Country Club and held a vital role in executing the BMW Championship held at the club in 2019. Catherine also previously did many hospitality internships during her college career where she learned extensively about events and serving others at the Cosmos Club located in Washington D.C., the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, California, and the Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford, Connecticut.
Catherine holds a BS in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business from James Madison University. Catherine is also continuing her education by pursing her master’s degree in Tourism Administration with a concentration in meetings and events. She is expected to graduate in December 2023.