About Us

Welcome to WM Events, where discerning taste and pitch-perfect orchestration are the hallmarks of every engagement we plan, design and consult—from large-scale corporate events, festivals and fundraisers to intimate parties, weddings and family gatherings. Founded in 2004 by award-winning designer William Fogler, WM Events has quickly earned a reputation for excellence with the likes of Microsoft, Chipotle, Kids II and Kimberly-Clark, to name only a handful of the companies who’ve sought out our services over the years. With the WM team of creatives at the helm, our combined strengths across multiple disciplines and logistics are evident at every turn. And thanks to offices in both Atlanta and Denver, WM Events offers you the added advantage of unlimited resources and a broad base of industry knowledge and relationships. But don’t think this team is limited to just those cities, WM Events has planned events all over the country and internationally. Let’s plan something together.

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WILLIAM FOGLER
PRINCIPAL + FOUNDER

Designer, planner, consultant…fashion plate. To know William Fogler is to understand that experience is everything and if you’re going to make a real splash—you’d better be ready to commit your heart and soul. With a love of live theater and all things eclectic, William has been making his punctuation mark on the events industry for nearly two decades. A native of Denver, William brings a West coast style and sensibility with him to his adopted city of Atlanta. He also looks amazing in hats. Seriously.

 

 

 

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AARON BARBA
GENERAL MANAGER

As the firm’s first General Manager, Aaron is responsible for developing the position and enhancing operations while expanding relationships to support the growth of the company. As a servant leader, Aaron’s focus is also to curate the culture of the company as it expands. He brings more than a decade of experience in business strategy, operations and business administration to the team. Most recently as the owner of his own consulting firm, Aaron helped clients lower operational costs, increase profitability and grow market presence through a well-rounded and comprehensive approach.

 

 

 
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CATHERINE CHEELY
BUSINESS MANAGER

Catherine is WM’s financial guru with more than 20 years’ experience in handling accounting matters for companies with $1M in sales and as high as $300B in sales. She holds a BA in Business Administration from William Paterson University and a BA in Accounting from NC State University. Catherine’s capabilities include all aspects of accounting and financial reporting, including budgeting, variance analysis and financial modeling. Catherine’s success stems from her passion for quality and excellence, tenacity and her willingness to confront and conquer tough challenges. Catherine has exceptional organizational skills and a keen eye for detail. She is known for building financial processes that always meet and exceeds expectations. She is equally skilled at developing sound action plans and at effective, dependable follow-through on those plans.

 

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LEIGH CLEMMONS, CMP
EVENT DESIGNER + COMMUNICATIONS

Lights, camera…LEIGH CLEMMONS. As William’s right-hand (wo)man, this native of Augusta, Georgia, brings her discerning eye for clean lines, precision and symmetry to every WM production. Given her taste for design blogs, street art, and Christian Dior, it’s no surprise to learn Leigh graduated from Emory University with a BA in Theater circa 2010. Ask her about it and she’ll tell you the same—IN ITALIAN (her other major in school). Ciao!

 

 

 

 

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SARAH MELTZER SADLOCK
CREATIVE SYNERGIST

As a graduate of several top design firms in Atlanta, Sarah has taken the best of her professional experiences and merged them into one harmonious creative style—often blending the contemporary with the bohemian to eye-popping effect. To keep her finger on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not for our clients, she draws inspiration from just about everything—be it flowers and flea markets or architecture and interior design. But the best part about working with Sarah is the natural optimism and positivity she brings to every WM project. This girl is seriously into kindness, people, so say hello when you see her!

 

 

 

 

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