“We will always advocate for our clients. Above all, at our core, we value creativity, diversity and teamwork.”
MEET THE CREATIVES
Brittani Menina, CMP
Chief Executive Officer | Principal Planner
Brittani Menina is the epitome of logistics, event creation, planning and execution. The Mississippi native is extremely detail oriented and believes in creating full event environments. Brittani plans with the intent to elevate the event experience from “expected to extraordinary” and is known for her passionate “get it done” mentality.
Brittani has earned numerous industry accolades including the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential designated by the Events Industry Council and the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) Certified Wedding Planner. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports/Entertainment/Event Management with a concentration of Event Management from Johnson and Wales University – Charlotte.
Brittani’s experience includes more than a decade of the logistical planning of intimate affairs to large high-profile customized events ranging from 20 to 500 attendees. From grand openings with Grammy-award winning artists and A-List actresses to annual meetings with The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama as keynote speaker to the widely popular TED Talks, Brittani has a wide range of industry experience at her disposal.
Brittani is dedicated to myriad social causes and philanthropic pursuits. Currently, she volunteers with various nonprofit organizations that educate women and girls of color about HIV.
An avid sports fan and pop music aficionado, Brittani enjoys listening to Beyoncé and cheering on her favorite football team, Go Green Bay!
Chief Operating Officer | Principal Planner
Creative expression should be Lauren Thrash’s middle name. Lauren is a creative soul who brings a touch of style and pizazz to each event experience she touches. With 15 years of hospitality experience, including catering along side Michelin Star rated chefs; corporate catering and event planning for a few of the world’s well-known financial development institutions, Lauren is emerging as one of the best at what she does and a sought-after talent in the industry.
Lauren is an exquisite event designer and stylist whose ability to transform even the most mundane venue into a beautiful event space is phenomenal gift – one that she uses fully with every BOLD Creatives client. Lauren’s accolades include an ICES Event Design & Styling Certification, an IAOTS Professional Wedding Planner Certification as well as having served as a mentor for Johnson & Wales Alumni Washington DC Chapter’s Protégé Program.
Lauren has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Hotel Management from Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Her major field of study included Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management and Food and Beverage Management. Lauren, a Washington, DC native, currently lives in the DC metropolitan area.
Lauren’s favorite season is autumn and enjoys reading about food and culture.