Amaia Stecker has more than a decade of experience planning a wide variety of events for corporate, nonprofit and social organizations. With more than nine years in event production and 13 on Capitol Hill, she approaches each event holistically with an eye for detail and a passion for making the experience purposeful.
After three years as a staffer in the House of Representatives, Amaia earned her Masters of Arts in Government and her Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University while working full time in the US Senate from 2008 to 2013. Her experiences in the halls of Congress and the corporate boardroom have refined her approach to event planning in a detail-oriented, modern, and innovative way.
In 2015, she founded Pilar & Co., an event planning agency specializing in innovative association and government relations events that achieve a defined purpose. She leads a team with the connections, knowledge and expertise to build a strategic resource development plan, and use a wide variety of tactics to match the mission of the organization to like minded sponsors and donors.