Who We Are

Julie Ford Musselman, President

In a business where no two days are the same, Julie stays on top of all the details, finds solutions to any challenge, loves logistics, and excels at being calm under pressure.

Hi, I’m Julie, and my work passion is event planning. I find great joy in seeing well-made plans come to life. I caught the event bug shortly after college as a director for a few non-profit associations. My first conference was in Chicago, my first public event was 1,800 people, I quickly discovered that working to make an event successful from beginning to end was my favorite part of my job. I continued to gain experience planning big events and festivals for the organizations I represented. Then in 2000 with 10 years of event management experience I opened Hostess City Celebrations. I’ve now planned hundreds of events, conferences, festivals, and helped countless groups and companies reach their goals and provide value to their participants. I am energized by my clients and am always looking for new and better ways to serve them. I love that every event presents a new challenge. Experience has given me the tools needed to make my clients shine.

My personal passion is my family. When I’m not working, you’ll probably find me with them on the boat, cheering our son's team or my DAWGS, or entertaining at home on the river.

Education and Awards:
  • Larry Allen Tourism Leadership Award, 2017
  • Convention South Meeting Planner to Watch, 2009
  • Featured Planner, We Television Network’s Platinum Weddings, 2007
  • Southeast Tourism Society Tourism Marketing College, 2000
  • Leadership Hilton Head, 1998
  • BBA, Organization/Association Management, University of Georgia, 1991
Partial Client List:
  • Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus
  • Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Georgia Institute of Technology – Savannah
  • Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
  • Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter
  • Savannah Area Tourism Leadership Council
  • Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association
  • Savannah Convention Center
  • Savannah Waterfront Association
  • The Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity
  • The Olde Pink House
  • Visit Savannah


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