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February Luncheon: Creativity: What You know is Killing You!

February 19, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Creativity: What You Know is Killing You!
Clare S. Jackson, CSEP, founder of Sullivan Group, will speak about her company’s distinctively creative orientation in planning and producing  experiential marketing events that drive a company’s brand.   Her approach will highlight a number of events that reveal the style of thinking that lies behind her company’s creations.  Among her creative principles is a belief that for every meeting or event, a single concept often defines the difference between ordinary and extraordinary.  She contends that frequently what we “know” forms an impenetrable barrier to our seeing and doing things in new and better ways.  “Experience is a great teacher,” Mrs. Jackson says, “but it’s a pathetic artist.”  She counsels us to learn all the rules, so that we can gracefully and successfully break them.

About the Speaker


Clare Sullivan Jackson, CSEP
President and CEO of Sullivan Group

Clare Sullivan Jackson is the President and CEO of Sullivan Group, a Meeting Management, Event Marketing and Destination Management firm. Sullivan Group provides everything from consultation to turnkey production of award-winning corporate meetings that achieve client objectives. Sullivan Group produces 300-400 meetings and events annually.

A 1985 graduate of the University of Houston, Clare founded Sullivan Group in 1989, building on the event management experience she gained at Four Seasons Hotels and the esteemed Houston Country Club.

Clare’s individual honors include the Founder’s Award from the International Special Events Society (ISES). She is the first recipient of ISES’ Founder’s Award from the Houston chapter, of which she was founder and first CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional). The Texas Executive Women (TEW) organization named Clare as one of the Women on the Move for 2010 for her role in the advancement of women within the community. From 2006-2009, Clare served on the Board of Directors of the Petroleum Club of Houston (PCOH) and Chaired the International Committee.

In 2007, Clare was appointed by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) as the 75th Anniversary Chair. From 2008 to 2010, Clare served as Vice-Chair of the HLSR Wine Auction Dinner which raised over $1 million dollars for HLSR scholarships, research, and education programs.

From 2010-2011, Clare co-chaired “A Special Evening” benefitting Dress For Success Houston, which raised over $700,000 to aid disadvantaged women in Houston. She also serves as a Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Member and on the University of Houston Hilton College Advisory Board.

Clare is married to Steve Jackson and has a daughter, Joanie


February 19, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Lakeside Country Club
100 Wilcrest Drive
Houston, TX 77042 United States
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