From ideation to event activation

We are experiential and execution experts. Our team of event management connoisseurs keep our satisfied and loyal client base coming back. We are dedicated to bringing your vision into fruition – with stellar design, strategic conception-to-execution planning, and unparalleled attention-to-detail. No matter what, our projects are always on time, on budget, and on point.

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the FM Process

Strategy

Our process begins with a strategy session with our team to discuss goals, budget, timelines and the overall vision

Design

Our team of event curators formulate an entire design scheme, handle the logistics, and craft a seamless experience that aligns with the client’s vision.

Refine

During this stage we confer with the client to solidify and refine last minute details, and to ensure the event is unfolding the way that the client imagined.

execute

This is where vision and hard work comes into fruition. The end result: a fully loaded event production experience that guests are sure to never forget.

EVENT INNOVATORS 

We specialize in immersive brand experiences 

We provide executive-level client services by creating unforgettable experiences. We’ve successfully done just that for many of our clients – ranging from small, intimate experiences to vast spaces and large events that is sure to fit your budget, brand, and vision. 

What we offer

Top-Notch Execution

We understand that events are time consuming financial investments. We have successfully managed more than 500 event experiences for our clients by connecting both strategy and design with innovative technology to drive brands and businesses forward. Our results continue to bring in consistent, repeat, and long-term business. Click on the services listed below to learn more about what we do.

Make Your Next Event Pop!

Let us do the heavy lifting. literally.
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The proof is in the production

Creative Curation

Evok BEPrint Tour | Mixer & Workshop

 This 2-day event centered on new life transformation service for women – by women. We garnered hundreds of emails, sold merchandise and shared the overview of the service with a room full of supporters. This event spanned across 5 cities.

Elegance Remixed

General Motors | NCAA | Shadow League Mixer 

In 2017, we brought music, sports and more than 400 car enthusiasts together to revel in the luxury of the brand new GM Buick Lacrosse.

Hi, I’m Nina Payne!

In 2000, Foundation Management, LLC, was birthed as an Artist & Event Management Company. With pure focus and drive, FMLLC quickly grew from a single LLC to a company managing more than 20 independent contractors – grabbing the attention of national artist management and event companies across the map.

I’ve also spearheaded event productions for General Motors, Detroit Police Department, Buick, Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Detroit Grand Prix, Delta, Shell, ASAE Conference, City of Detroit, Chene Park, EvokLife, DAPCEP, and many more.I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world and collaborate with some amazing talent in the areas of Artist, Road, Tour, Project, Production and Event Management. I’ve worked with a bevy of powerhouse artists such as KEM, Vickie Winans, Anthony Hamilton, Avery Sunshine, Anthony Anderson, Jay Moss, Ledisi, Steve Harvey, Nephew Tommy, Dorinda Clark, along with a host of many local, up-and-coming rising stars

Our Clients Trust Us

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Our visual brand experiences have helped us to generate high client retention rates through high quality execution and word-of-mouth initiatives. This  serves as the core of our success and can be highly attributed to our unparalleled strategy, partnerships, production, technology innovation, and dedicated staff.

 

Let an experienced team help 

Years of Experience

Clients Served

Event Experiences

Our Team

At Foundation Management, we understand we are only as good as the sum of our parts. Our amazing team of hardworking, creative, and driven curators are what separates us from the rest of the competition. We band together rain or shine, no matter how complex the task may be – to get it done. Meet the squad below.  #squadgoals

 

Manager

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Strategic Partnership coordinator

With a seasoned background in massage, sales, and events -she’s never met a stranger and always adds the perfect touch when cultivating connections.

operations COORDINATOR

This educator may be new to the team, but she’s no stranger to putting her strong attention-to-detail and organizational skills to great use. And she always does it with a smile on her face and a good cup of Joe in hand.

EVENT LEAD

This self-proclaimed foodie is able to perfectly balance a client base that’s as diverse as her food palette.

event LEAD

This musician may cook up hot dishes in the kitchen, but his management style creates the perfect recipe for a productive run-of-show.

Production cOORDINATOR

She’s all about the “lights, camera, action!” Like, literally. Her native language is technology and she speaks it quite fluently as she creatively leads in this area.

Content Manager

She may analyze insightful metrics and best practices by day, but she’s the ultimate roller derby queen by night.

marketing & social media coordinator

When she’s not saving the world, one engaging post at a time, she’s generating exposure in other ways.

Client Testimonials

For more than 20 years, we've been able to foster long-term partnerships and relationships with a diverse roster of clients through referral-based efforts. Our quality of work and passion truly speaks volumes and helps to keep our clients coming back to fulfill their events-based needs. But, don't take our word for it.


  • Dana Harvey
    Marketing Director
    Great Lakes Crossing

  • Patti Kukula
    Executive Director
    Detroit Public Foundation

  • Charlie Beckham
    Retired, Executive
    The City of Detroit

Dana Harvey | Marketing Director | Great Lakes Crossing

Through my first hand experience in working with Nina and her team at Foundation Management over the past 10 years, I can truly say they are the exception when it comes to superior event management and production. From client accommodations, planning, logistics and execution, no detail is missed. Nina puts maximum effort on producing stellar events and ensuring her clients are completely satisfied.

Patti Kukula | Executive Director | Detroit Public Foundation

Nina Payne is the first person I think of when I need to get something done the right way. Whether the event is small or large scale her and her team handle all the details. I can now enjoy the event with our guests and not worry about behind the scenes.

Charlie Beckham | Retired, Executive| The City of Detroit

Foundation Management, led by Nina Payne, is one of the premier event management and production companies in metro Detroit! While performing my "one man's autobiographical play last year, Foundation Mgmt's production assistance literally brought the play to life to the delight of the packed house! Outstanding Production work!

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    Join our team.

    We have a passion to provide future team members with opportunities to experience all aspects of the professional events industry while earning a competitive wage. Our hope is that the skills that are learned as an FMLLC team member are transferable to any industry and in return results in a more impactful ecosystem and community.

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    Our Open Positions

    EVENT SUPPORT STAFF

    We are seeking experienced, motivated, and dependable event support staff for 2020! We have some exciting opportunities for those seeking contractual work and we are looking to grow our team. We are building a team who is excited about providing an over the top customer service experience for our clients. Responsibilities include but not limited to:

    • Event set up & tear down
    • General cleanup
    • Signage placement
    • Merchandise Sales
    • Greeting guests
    • Client facing responsibilities
    • Registration and Check-in
    • Pre Planning
    • Site Visits
    • Client Meetings

    Traits for Success

    • Dependability and punctuality
    • Attention to detail
    • Self motivated
    • Determination to complete difficult tasks
    • Positive and professional appearance
    • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn

    Essential Required Skills

    • Exceptional Customer Service and Hospitality
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Working knowledge of Google Drive, DropBox, Eventbrite and spreadsheets
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision, as well as part of a team
    • Ability to handle varied levels of multitasking and to adapt to rapidly changing environments.

    Other requirements

    • Active Drivers License
    • Reliable transportation
    • Cell phone for work related use
    • 1-2 years of event experience

    Compensation $12 – $15 per hour (Based on experience)

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    EVENT MANAGER

    We are seeking experienced, motivated, and dependable event managers for 2020! We have some exciting opportunities for those seeking contractual work and we are looking to grow our team. We are building a team who is excited about providing an over the top customer service experience for our clients. Responsibilities include but not limited to:

    • Event set up & tear down
    • General cleanup
    • Signage placement
    • Merchandise Sales
    • Greeting guests
    • Client facing responsibilities
    • Registration and Check-in
    • Pre Planning
    • Site Visits
    • Client Meetings

    Traits for Success

    • Dependability and punctuality
    • Attention to detail
    • Self motivated
    • Determination to complete difficult tasks
    • Positive and professional appearance
    • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn

    Essential Required Skills

    • Exceptional Customer Service and Hospitality
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Working knowledge of Google Drive, DropBox, Eventbrite and spreadsheets
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision, as well as part of a team
    • Ability to handle varied levels of multitasking and to adapt to rapidly changing environments.

    Other requirements

    • Active Drivers License
    • Reliable transportation
    • Cell phone for work related use
    • 1-2 years of event experience

    Compensation $15 – $20 per hour (Based on experience)

    Apply


    FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

    We are always in search of top-notch talent as we continue to expand our team. We are building a team of event specialists who are dedicated to providing great experiences for our diverse clientele. If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and we will review it and get back with you if we think you are a great fit.

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    ABOUT

    Foundation Management LLC is a full-service event management company specializing in both small and large-scale events – with “can-do” fervor and stellar results to match. We specialize in getting the job done right, the first time. We pride ourselves on offering simplistic pricing, smooth processes, and even greater experiences.

    FM OFFICE

    Send all inquiries to:

    1420 Washington

    Suite 301

    Detroit, MI 48076

    CONTACT

    (248) 797-9311
    events@fmllcevents.com

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