Patricia Capawana began her meeting planning career with a square dance. "In 1988 I was working with Prudential's events planner as her assistant, and the assignment was to put on a square dance at the Wardorf for 1,000 people," says Capawana, now director, event planning for The Prudential, a Newark, N.J.-based insurance company. According to Capawana, the event's success got her career rolling. "Things just snowballed from there," she says.
These days Capawana plans special events a