The Magic Behind the Management

We are a group of innovative & creative doers
who get the job done...

PlanIt World is a boutique management firm headquartered steps from the White House, in the heart of Washington, D.C. Our neighbors include the federal government, thousands of associations, and the public affairs offices of every major corporation in America.


Our unique skills combined with our high profile location, meticulous attention to detail, personal service, and an indefatigable team of experts make us the natural choice for groups seeking management, media, meetings, marketing and more. We use experience and insight to create powerful ideas that provide positive outcomes. 


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President and CEO
Andrea Ball

Andrea is the president and founder of Planit World. Her multi-faceted experience includes over 20 years of experience in association management, event planning, publicity, communications and marketing. She founded PlanIt World in 2007 and serves a diverse clientele that includes trade associations, non-profits, and companies from various industries. Andrea continues to manage meetings and communications at Agri/Washington Public Affairs Group, where she was previously employed as the Sr. Account Director for 11 years prior to opening her own firm.


Andrea is an experienced national public relations consultant, specializing in crisis communications, convention planning, digital media, marketing, public relations, legislative affairs, grant writing/reporting, financial management, and magazine editing. She lectures nationally on business communications, volunteer leadership and social media strategy. 


She was recognized in 2009 by the State Journal as a Generation Next winner, which highlights "40 under 40" outstanding business leaders and was awarded two “Stars of the Industry” awards for tourism marketing and public relations.  In 2016, she addressed the United Nations on the digital divide and women and has been published nationally in trade magazines on a myriad of topics.


Andrea is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE), National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), Sigma Kappa Alumnae, and the Kansas State Society. 


Her past positions include Executive Director at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she conceptualized and implemented Pickin’ In the Panhandle: The WV State BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, and working in communications with the National FFA and several national trade associations. A native of Rock, KS, population 89, her passions include her two and four-legged family, traveling, and college football.

Jacquie Ball
Operations Manager

Jacquie is the Director of Operations at PlanIt World. Her duties include client relations, daily operations oversight & in-house graphic artist and writer. She attended Blue Ridge College, where she studied business and graphic design. Jacquie is also an artist and has been featured by Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Craft, volunteers with a stray cat rescue, and in case you were curious, she is also “lucky” enough to call Andrea her sister & business colleague.

Sarah Massey
Administrative Assistant

Sarah is a native of Manassas, VA, and her professional responsibilities include event planning assistance, client outreach, special projects, and management of the D.C. office. Sarah attended Longwood University where she majored in Business Administration. She worked previously in the legal industry at Birch, Stewart, Kolash & Birch and with Bozzuto Management Company. Sarah juggles a busy family life that includes her husband, two busy children and two kittens!  She is an active alumni with Sigma Kappa Sorority and is a passionate advocate for buying local and farm to table initiatives.

Robin Marlin
Finance Coordinator 

Robin's primary focus is on bookkeeping and client servicing. A native of North Carolina, Robin attended Blue Ridge College and Kaplan University, where she studied Accounting.  Robin spends much of her time, volunteering her skills doing tax preparation for the elderly and her leisure time is spent with her horses and furry friends.

Jill Spickler
Support Specialist

Jill is a Support Specialist with a focus on special projects. Jill's roots originated in Texas, where she attended Texas A&M University. Jill currently makes her home in  West Virginia with her husband, Jeff, and several furry friends, which include Ziggy, the black lab, who is our official office mascot.  Jill has previously owned several successful businesses and is a proud mom of two!

Ziggy Spickler
Paw Patrol

Ziggy's official title may be black Labrador but he also serves as our office mascot and paw patrol. Ziggy, a proud rescue dog, is in charge of employee morale and serves as the official door greeter at our auxiliary office and event storage facility!

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