About CHE

Chad Hudson Events is a nationwide, full service event production, design, management, special projects, and lifestyle services company. Encompassing all aspects of special events, CHE emphasizes the importance of developing fresh ideas and implementing a creative design process that adheres to strict aesthetic taste, while providing a friendly staff and superior management for its innovative events. We pride ourselves on taking the most complicated events and creating a smooth, efficient operation that makes life for our clients easier and produces the most pleasurable of experiences for all guests.

Founded in 2008 by veteran event planner Chad Hudson after over a decade of working for major studios and entertainment clients, the company now handles events for everyone from major studios to fashion houses to Fortune 500 corporations.  CHE’s staff is divided between New York and Los Angeles and has combined planned more than 2,000 events, from small receptions to the largest premieres in the world.

CHE is client-centric.  We have the creative experience to provide you with any style, format, or theme for any size project anywhere in the world, and the execution experience to create a final product that is unrivaled in quality and feel.  However, the final decisions are up to our clients and we operate within the budget we’re given.  CHE’s expertise is in “making it work”: no matter how difficult or complicated, we can make it happen.

CHE's full range of services includes, but is not limited to:

Event Design, Logistics and Management – The CHE team is capable of handling all aspects of an event, from guest lists and entry management to creative design and final execution. With a fully functional and experienced group of event planners who manage budget, location, layout, design, rentals, lighting, sound, catering, invitations, RSVP tracking, seating, staffing, management, load-in, strike and all other tasks, CHE can provide targeted assistance in specific areas or manage an entire event.

Tastemaking – Our team has an up-to-date and sophisticated contact list of more than 10,000 tastemakers, encompassing every major American city and including celebrities, models, and industry heavyweights, which allows us to create the perfect tastemaker target list, whether for a large outreach or tailored for a specific market segment.  We can place your product or company in front of the audience you’re looking for.

Sponsorships – CHE makes the most out of every event and budget by securing event-appropriate sponsors where possible, from liquors to transportation and corporate sponsors.  Our company also has substantial experience in matching corporations to appropriate partnerships in order to put their brand in front of the desired target audience. 

Awards Campaigns – We handle a number of unique and special projects, from Hollywood Foreign Press Association outreach to awards campaigns to branding.  Our team has over 20 years of combined experience in working intimately with the HFPA, including several successful publicity and awards campaigns. CHE offers its services in this area both as an overall package and à la carte.  Additionally, CHE draws on its expertise in strategic branding to help companies create the proper profile for themselves and their products, with special emphasis on launches.

Team CHE

President / Creative Director

After moving to Los Angeles, Chad worked in television development and production for a few years at NBC and Castle Rock where he learned a lot about producing. During this time, Chad was creating charity events for several organizations pro-bono. He also worked part-time in nightlife and promotions where he created many theme events. He was then hired by Warner Bros as an event coordinator and worked his way up the ladder for seven years producing hundreds of in-house events and forming great relationships with vendors. During this time he managed events for the campaigns for Harry Potter, Dark Knight, Matrix, Ocean's 13 and many other high profile events. After 12 years of event production and management experience, Chad Hudson Events was formed. With offices in LA and NY, CHE has produced over 500 events all over the world including all film premieres in the Twilight saga, the Paranormal Activity series, film festivals, fashion events and parties at the Super Bowl the past few years.

Vice President / CFO

Paul Boisvert joined Chad Hudson Events in 2008 after spending over a decade working in project management and business operations for a wide range of successful enterprises large and small. Since joining CHE, Paul has overseen the expansion of the company's operations and the management of its business affairs. As Vice-President and CFO, Paul will continue to oversee CHE's growing operations and assist with the company's long-term strategic planning.

Senior Events Manager

Mark Cornelsen joined CHE in 2009 from Warner Bros., where he specialized in film premieres and related events. At CHE, as an event manager, he is responsible for many of the company’s special events from start to finish, including creative design, product sourcing, and day-of execution. He also supports the company’s work in ticketing and seating for premieres, and serves as a lead liaison to many clients.

Special Events & Wedding Coordinator

Krystal Perez joined the CHE team in 2009, and has been intimately involved in all aspects of event management and planning, as well as the company's successful HFPA outreach efforts. Krystal particularly specializes in guest lists, ticketing, seating, and day-of trouble-shooting. Her experience ranges from the company’s largest projects, including the premieres of Twilight: Eclipse and Twilight: New Moon to its smallest, intimate screenings and dinners, with an ability to make each guest feel special and unique.

Executive Assistant and Graphic Designer

Brandon Puckett has had experience in graphic design through print, digital, and online related media. Graduating from Purdue University in Visual Communications Design and also being an innovative social event coordinator of his fraternity propelled him to join the CHE team in spring of 2012. Also living in Costa Rica and Cuba gives him a unique outlook and ability to relate to people and other cultures. Creative innovation and conceptual ideas are his specialty with a passion for all facets of entertainment and design. He does in-house design and also supports the company’s work in production, ticketing, and client relations.

Kate Castronovo joined the CHE team in January 2012 with a passion for events and an eye for detail, and since then she has been involved in various aspects of events both large and small. Kate specializes in guest lists, seating, ticketing, will call troubleshooting, and general event assistance. Since starting at CHE, Kate has been involved in the production of various premieres, parties and screenings, including some of the company’s largest projects, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere and DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl and Super Saturday Night parties.

Event Coordinator

Lucia DeSimone has a strong background in luxury hospitality and event planning. Her work history is grounded in having managed two of the highest tier Manhattan concierge firms as well as many creative projects for fashion, entertainment, and special events. As a part of the CHE team, Lucia's focus is decor, event coordination, and her secret weapon skill: day-of trouble shooting. Lucia has been involved in a variety of premieres, launches, screenings, and intimate dinners.