The History Center’s events team prides itself on providing superior customer service. From the initial walk-through to being on-site throughout the big day, our team will provide everything you need to make your event a success.

Cassie Horrell, Director of Events

Cassie Horrell joined the Heinz History Center events team after spending seven years planning and executing weddings, galas, corporate events, and everything in-between at private clubs across Florida. She loves building relationships with everyone she meets and looks forward to making the planning process as stress-free and seamless as possible. She shines and is fearless while working under pressure and thrives on the ever-changing and innovative nature of the events industry. Her favorite part of her job is seeing her client’s face light up when their vision is brought to life. She looks forward to making your event one for the history books!

Shelby Starks, Senior Event Coordinator

Shelby brings a detailed eye and energetic attitude to event planning! Joining us from Florida, she has a Bachelor of Science in Event Management from the University of Florida and has worked at several other award-winning unique venues including museums and historic buildings. Her seven years of events experience and passion for the industry makes for a seamless planning experience. She truly understands what it takes to convert event dreams into reality. From weddings to corporate dinners, and everything in between she knows exactly how to make your event a standout at our one-of-a-kind venue!

Sandi Flower, Event Coordinator

Sandi has the expertise, vision and dedication to create unforgettable events for a wide range of clients and different industries. She combines seasoned knowledge with inspiration and ingenuity, transforms venues, and provides guests with one-of-a-kind experiences. Ensuring a friendly and smooth experience, she maintains a focus on the goal while keeping a critical eye on detail. With a “What more can I do?” personality, you will feel at ease from concept to completion as Sandi’s service nurtures positive yet productive relationships. Her favorite thing about coordinating events at the History Center is the choice of truly unique spaces that capture the traditions of Pittsburgh city and the surrounding Western Pennsylvania.

Jessica Kovell, Event Operations Coordinator

Jessica is excited to be joining such a wonderful, experienced team at the Heinz History Center. Returning to Pittsburgh makes her happy to be home and sharing her years in theater and training in event planning from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. With her intention to go above and beyond for every event, she brings her attention to detail and flair for the dramatic to the variety of events hosted at the History Center. She looks forward to making your special event unique and stress free!

Erin Mcnamara, Event Operations Coordinator

Erin initially joined the Heinz History Center as part of our hardworking Events Crew. She brings a background in theater, film, and communications from Allegheny College that allows her to work with all sorts of vendors and clients. Erin treats each event as though it were her own, always going above and beyond. She strives to answer all client questions with “yes, we can do that!”. As part of your on-site team the day of your event, Erin will use her creativity, knowledge, and leadership to make your event dreams a reality! Her favorite part of her job is working closely with all the wonderful and talented people on the Events Crew. She also loves seeing how our beautiful, historic spaces uniquely transform for each event.

Please contact us for additional information on how we can customize your next historic event.