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 the Atlanta Falcons, Microsoft, Chipotle, Morehouse University, and Delta Air Lines, to name only a handful of the organizations 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. 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 Atlanta, WM Events has produced events all over the country and internationally. Let’s plan something together.

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WILLIAM FOGLER

PRINCIPAL + FOUNDER
william@wmevents.com

 

HOMETOWN: Denver, CO
IN ATLANTA: 17 Years
IN THE INDUSTRY:
30 Years

FAVORITE FLOWER: Orchids
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY: ALL OF THEM!
HIDDEN GEM: 8 Arm Restaurant
FAVORITE MUSIC VENUE:
Chastain Amphitheatre
ALMA MATER: University of Colorado Boulder
DRINK OF CHOICE:
Rosé All Day
DANCER OR CONVERSATIONALIST: Both
FAVORITE CURRENT EVENT TREND:
Diverse Seating Options
BEST DINING IN ATLANTA:
 KR Steak Bar
FIRST MEMORY AT AN EVENT: My 5th Birthday Party
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA: Traffic

 

 

 

 

 

LEIGH CLEMMONS, CMP     
DIRECTOR OF SALES & DESIGN     
leigh@wmevents.com     

 

HOMETOWN: Augusta, GA     
IN ATLANTA: 16 Years     
IN THE INDUSTRY: 12 Years    
 
FAVORITE FLOWER:
Dahlias     
ALMA MATER: Emory University     
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY:
Necker Island Wedding     
BEST PLACE TO MEET SOMEONE FOR A DRINK: Delta Sky Club     
FAVORITE MUSIC VENUE: Standard Deluxe     
FAVORITE SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Walkie Talkies with my fiance, Kirk     
FAVORITE ATLANTA RESTAURANT: Mi Barrio    
FAVORITE ATLANTA ROOFTOP: My old apartment at Hotel Roxy- best views in the city!    
DANCER OR CONVERSATIONALIST: Conversationalist    
FAVORITE ART VENUE: Wylie St. on Forward Warrior Weekend    
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA: Traffic    

 

 

 

 

 

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KRISTY COOK, CMP
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
kristy@wmevents.com

 

HOMETOWN: Sylvania, OH
IN ATLANTA: 22 Years  
IN THE INDUSTRY: 30 Years

FAVORITE FLOWER: Ranunculus
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY: Microsoft Superhero Event
HIDDEN GEM: Adelina Social Goods at Chattahoochee Works
ALMA MATER: The Ohio State University
FAVORITE SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Walking & Dining
BEST PLACE TO MEET SOMEONE FOR COFFEE: Le Bon Nosh 
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Yoga
FAVORITE MUSIC VENUE:
 The Tabernacle
MOST CRAVEABLE PARTY FOOD: Popcorn
FAVORITE ATLANTA ROOFTOP: Four Seasons
FAVORITE HIKING SPOT: Tanyard Creek Park
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA:
Traffic

 

 

 

 

Liz WM Events

 

LIZ AGUILLON     
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS      
liz@wmevents.com     

 

HOMETOWN: Queens, NY    
IN ATLANTA: 30 Years    
IN THE INDUSTRY: 8 Years    

FAVORITE FLOWER: Hydrangea     
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY: Delta Night at The Museum     
ALMA MATER: Kennesaw State University     
FAVORITE MUSIC VENUE: The Eastern     
FAVORITE ROOFTOP: Hotel Claremont     
BEST ICE CREAM: Jeni’s      
FIRST MEMORY AT AN EVENT: Salsa dancing at family house parties in NY     
BEST DINING IN ATLANTA: Hoki Sushi     
FAVORITE SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Floating the Hooch    
FAVORITE DATE NIGHT: My back patio! I love the convenience!    
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA: Traffic    

 

 

 

 

Catherine WM Events

 

CATHERINE CHEELY
BUSINESS MANAGER
catherine@wmevents.com

 

HOMETOWN: East Brunswick, NJ
IN ATLANTA: 18 Years  
IN THE INDUSTRY: 8 Years

FAVORITE FLOWER: Rose 
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY: Goodwill of North Georgia’s 90th Anniversary
FAVORITE PLACE TO PARTY: My UGA Bulldog Room
DRINK OF CHOICE: Pinot Grigio
FAVORITE SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Oakland Cemetery 
FAVORITE PLACE TO TAKE OUT OF TOWN GUESTS: Braves Game
FAVORITE MUSIC VENUE: Fox Theatre
DANCER OR CONVERSATIONALIST:
Dancer
BEST PLACE TO MEET SOMEONE FOR A DRINK: Blue Ridge Grill
MOST CREAVEABLE PARTY FOOD: Swedish Meatballs
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA: Traffic 

 

 

 

 

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EDUARDO RAMIREZ    
OPERATIONS MANAGER      
eduardo@wmevents.com     

 

HOMETOWN: Mexico City, Mexico    
IN ATLANTA: 24 Years    
IN THE INDUSTRY: 12 Years    

FAVORITE FLOWER: Tulips     
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY: Fun with the Falcons     
BEST PLACE TO MEET SOMEONE FOR COFFEE: Waffle House     
FAVORITE MUSIC VENUE: Terminal West      
FAVORITE ATLANTA ROOFTOP: 6 Feet Under Westside      
FAVORITE HIKING: High Shoals Falls      
FIRST MEMORY AT AN EVENT: Salsa dancing at family house parties in NY     
BEST DATE NIGHT: Eclipse di Luna     
FAVORITE SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Biking     
FAVORITE ART VENUE: Atlanta Botanical Gardens     
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA: Traffic     

 

 

 

 

 

LATOYA JOHNSON
SENIOR EVENT PLANNER + DESIGNER
latoya@wmevents.com

HOMETOWN: Don’t Have One 
IN ATLANTA: 15 Years  
IN THE INDUSTRY: 5 Years 

FAVORITE ATLANTA ROOFTOP: Ventanas   
ALMA MATER: Smith College  
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY:
Royal Funeral Home Centennial Celebration  
BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT OF TOWN GUESTS: MLK Center  
FAVORITE CURRENT DESIGN TREND: Monochrome Color Schemes  
SIT DOWN OR BUFFET: Sit Down  
BEST ICE CREAM: Honeysuckle  
FAVORITE HIKING SPOT: Silver Comet Trail
DANCER OR CONVERSATIONALIST: Both 
FAVORITE ATLANTA PERSONALITY: Fred Blakenship
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA: Traffic and Potholes

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLIVIA ALLEN    
EVENT PLANNER + DESIGNER    
olivia@wmevents.com    

 

HOMETOWN: Atlanta, GA    
IN ATLANTA: The Whole Time   
IN THE INDUSTRY: 3 Years    

 

FAVORITE FLOWER: Peonies    
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY: Black Panther Party    
ALMA MATER: University of Georgia    
BEST MUSIC VENUE: 
Tabernacle    
HIDDEN GEM:
The Bamboo Forest     
BEST DINING IN ATLANTA: Barcelona Wine Bar    
FAVORITE SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Picnic in Piedmont Park    
FAVORITE HIKING SPOT: Providence Canyon    
FAVORITE PARTY FOOD: Bacon-Wrapped Anything    
DRINK OF CHOICE: Whiskey, Freshly Squeezed Orange, and Muddled Mint    
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA: Traffic    

 

 

 

 

 

TIGEST GASHAYE 
EVENT PLANNER + DESIGNER 
tigest@wmevents.com 

 

HOMETOWN: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
IN ATLANTA: 14 Years  
IN THE INDUSTRY: 3 Years

FAVORITE FLOWER: David Austin English Roses  
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY: Falcons vs. Panthers Tailgate 
ALMA MATER: Georgia State University
FAVORITE MUSIC VENUE: Center Stage   
FAVORITE ROOFTOP: Hotel Claremont   
BEST ART VENUE: Krog Tunnel   
FAVORITE ATLANTA CELEBRITY: Stacey Abrams 
FAMILY TRADITION: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony 
FAVORITE SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Brunch All the Way 
FAVORITE DATE NIGHT: Gypsy Kitchen on the Patio
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA: Traffic

 

 

 

 

 

Sara WM Events

 

SARA GAGNON    
FLORAL MANAGER    
sara@wmevents.com    

 

HOMETOWN: Sumter, SC    
IN ATLANTA: 34 Years    
IN THE INDUSTRY: 38 Years    

FAVORITE FLOWER: Lily of the Valley    
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY: Rick Ross’ Summer Party     
BEST EVENT VENUE: My House    
FAVORITE HIKING SPOT:
Kennesaw Mountain    
FAVORITE MUSIC VENUE: The Fox Theatre    
BEST PLACE TO MEET SOMEONE FOR COFFEE: Cafe Intermezzo     
FAMILY TRADITION:  Thanksgiving is considered my Mother’s Day! Mom likes for her children,   
grandchildren and close friends to gather and celebrate with her.    
ALMA MATER: Atlanta College of Art & Design, now SCAD    
DRINK OF CHOICE: Cosmopolitan    
DANCER OR CONVERSATIONALIST: Listener    
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA: Traffic    

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHERON ROBINSON 
BOOKKEEPER + WM ASSISTANT 
sheron@wmevents.com 

 

HOMETOWN: Atlanta, GA 
IN ATLANTA: The Whole Time 
IN THE INDUSTRY: 3 Years 

FAVORITE FLOWER: Hydrangea 
FAVORITE WM EVENTS PARTY: Falcons vs. Panthers Tailgate 
BEST MUSIC VENUE: Chastain Amphitheatre 
FAVORITE ROOFTOP:
Ponce City Market 
FAVORITE ATLANTA CELEBRITY: Andre 3000 
BEST PLACE TO MEET SOMEONE FOR A DRINK: The Local 
TATTOOS?: I have 13! 
BEST KEPT SECRET IN ATLANTA: Cascade Springs Nature Preserve 
FAVORITE PARTY FOOD: Wings! 
DANCER OR CONVERSATIONALIST: Both 
ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT ATLANTA: Traffic

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATIONS TEAM:

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