About Blue Ribbon Events & Founder Gretchen Learman Burrier
Blue Ribbon Events Washington, D.C. LLC began because founder Gretchen Learman Burrier, originally from Los Angeles, loved planning events - not only at work, but in her personal life.
During her time working for the U.S. Congress and several Federal agencies she has planned large-scale conferences around the United States, organzied media events, cocktail receptions, panel discussions, formal dinners, and international meetings.
She has also served as an international protocol advisor, worked closely with the press, been a speech writer, communications director, legislative assistant, and director of congressional relations, and has extensive experience working with dignitaries, Members of Congress, and other VIPs.
In her personal life, she has coordinated embassy events and countless social gatherings, is a member of SAG-AFTRA, and is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington. Additionally, among other accomplishments, she is the 2001 Washington DC Rose of Tralee. Following her time as the D.C. Rose she coordinated the Rose selection events in D.C. for several years. A Los Angeles Horse Shows Association and Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association champion in the junior hunter division with her horse Soliloquy, the name Blue Ribbon Events is based on her passion for all things equestrian.
Let Blue Ribbon Events plan your next event. Whether you need assistance with public relations, coordinating an event to showcase your latest documentary, navigating Congress, hosting a congressional reception to highlight your organization, or guidance on international protocol - our team can provide you with the guidance and coordination you are looking for. We are a full-service do it all company!
Blue Ribbon Events also specializes in working with you or your company to meet your budget needs.
"Because of Blue Ribbon Events our event exceeded our expectations!! It was perfect. It wasn't just a party --- it was an exerience for each of our guests!"
"Thank you to Blue Ribbon for understanding I didn't have thousands of dollars to pay to make my event special and memorable!!"