A native of Omaha, NE, Bryan received his introduction to the world of logistics while serving active duty in the United States Marine Corps, simply because he knew how to type and use a computer (quite a feat for an Infantry Marine in the 80’s). He honed and strengthened his organizational skills and attention to detail while coordinating 1000’s of Marines, their gear, food, equipment and supplies for several overseas deployments - including to the first Gulf War and back.
After being honorably discharged, Bryan worked in various roles within Fairfax County Public Schools, focusing on children with emotional and physical disabilities. A cold cover letter and resume to the American Trucking Association looking for a “summer” job led him to the fascinating world of Associations. One month later, Bryan was on staff full-time as a Conference Manager, Registration and Housing.
This was the beginning of his meeting planning career which went on to include a variety of industries – education, medicine, scientific and retail. With the experience that Bryan gained at each stop, his role and responsibilities increased. As Director of Meetings, he managed registration and housing, customer service, transportation, vendor management, contracting, venue selection, exhibit/sponsorship management, food & beverage, audio visual, BEO production – every aspect of a meeting – with attendance ranging from 15 – 40,000.
The constant focus of Bryan’s career has been building relationships, with staff, clients, vendors, CVBs, members, and key stakeholders. He is a member of several professional organizations and was Chairman of the Board for the Association of Meeting Professionals (AMPs) in 2017. Let him put his knowledge, skill and contacts to work for you!
Located outside our nation’s capital in beautiful Alexandria, VA, we are a veteran-owned small business designed to meet the individual needs of clients in the ever-changing world of meetings and events. From small meetings to large conferences, we deliver full-service planning solutions and create custom event strategies based upon your needs. We will guide you from beginning to end and execute a seamless event.
Our goal is to reduce the pressure that planning an event has on an organization. We will use the expertise and contacts we have accumulated over our 20+ years working in the industry to make your meeting or event a success in every way.
Bryan J Lane Meetings & Events delivers event planning solutions to create memorable experiences, manage logistics, engage attendees and optimize your budget.
Each event is unique. We value collaboration and communication and will work with you on every detail to ensure your attendees have a memorable experience.
Navigating everything from contract negotiations to the on-site execution, we strive to anticipate your every need and to orchestrate a flawless event. Using innovative processes and technology, we will sweat the details so you don’t have to.
Keeping in touch with the latest trends and technology, we strive to keep your attendees engaged before, during and after your event.
Using our diverse hotel and industry connections, we will negotiate concessions and discounts for your events to optimize your budget.