Exceptional Creative Management for Diverse Projects
who we are
Steppe Solutions is a creative event management company for people planning any type of important event. Whether it's a large academic conference, a major donor banquet, a lecture series or another equally significant event, Steppe Solutions offers complete facilitation and oversight unlike any other company. Steppe Solutions provides focus, structure and momentum with a sense of humor and attention to detail while remaining on budget and on schedule to ensure the success of each event.
about the owner
After thirteen years of experience in arts and project management, Jean Steppe launched Steppe Solutions in 2001. Jean has had a diverse professional resume including positions as program director with Artrain USA, a visual arts exhibition that travels the country by train, and artist representative with a national musical performance booking agency, as well as stints as a UPS driver and landscaper. Jean's career choices have always balanced her interest in new challenges, her creative talents and her penchant for bringing organization and structure to new situations. Steppe Solutions is a natural continuation of this process. Her client base is diverse (from small non profits to city and university units), and the projects are varied (from intimate receptions to national conferences). Along with her appreciation for the nuances of each event, Jean especially enjoys the pleasure of meeting new clients (who feel like friends by the end of the project), the challenge of fitting together the puzzle pieces of each new project, the excitement of event day(s), and the satisfaction that comes from exceeding client expectations.
When we hosted our inaugural symposium we had only eight weeks to plan all the details for this national event including inviting speakers, developing a website, marketing materials, reserving venues - everything. Steppe Solutions' ability to expertly identify our vision and orchestrate all of the components resulted in a great success. That's why, when we began planning for our second event the following year, Steppe Solutions was one of our first calls, to ensure that we would maintain the same level of excellence and professionalism - and our second event was another tremendous success.
- Mark Fendrick, MD, Co-Director, Center for Value-Based Insurance Design