Exceptional Occasions’ mission is to engineer exceptional events to ease event logistic stress for its clients. We take pride doing things right for the customers we serve to the best of our ability. Exceptional Occasions, LLC is a full-service event planning production firm and service-connected disabled veteran owned. Certified Minority (MBE)/Woman (WBE)/ Disadvantaged (DBE)/Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)/Women Owned (WOSB)/ Economically Disadvantage Owned Small Business (EDOSB) and Service-Connected Disabled Veteran (SDVOSB).
Natalie Poole is the President and Meeting/Event Planning Engineer of Exceptional Occasions, LLC. She is tenacious, dynamic, highly detailed oriented and imaginative. Natalie understands attention to detail and cost effectiveness is paramount! She believes in providing outstanding customer service and giving the client peace of mind.
Her background includes over twenty years of general logistics and event planning experience. Natalie is a service-connected disabled veteran who served with honor in the United States Marine Corps from 1980 – 2000. During her career, she received five Navy Achievement Medals on job performance over and above. The position that ignited her desire to pursue general logistics and event planning was a three year assignment as logistics chief for a unit in California. In that role, she managed four employees and supervised the movement of over 300 personnel for training to several undisclosed locations throughout California and Hawaii.
Natalie continued building her knowledge and expertise in diverse business sectors, e.g. faith-based, historic, independent living, mediation/counseling, travel logistics and industrial/retail sales.
She holds a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management with emphasis on event planning from the University of Houston (UH), Conrad Hilton College. She was keynote speaker at UH, Conrad Hilton College’s Learning Skills for Life Veterans Program and Event Management Guest Speaker. She was recently named UH Black Alumni Association Co-Event Chair.
She is lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Oklahoma Women Veterans member, Lawton Business Women member, Lawton/Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and University of Houston Alumni Member.
Feel free to check out Natalie Poole’s LinkedIn profile for an in-depth look at her training, experience and recommendations.