Meet The Team
Lydia Mladenovic, President & Lead Consultant
Lydia has over 20 years of experience in event planning. Her expertise developed with her work as a volunteer in numerous events that included fashion shows, school auctions and galas. Her love for event planning drove her to start The M Group eight years ago. Before event planning, Lydia owned her own women’s clothing store called “Lydia’s, Of Course!”.
Lydia lives in downtown Milwaukee with her husband Nick and has two sons, Stevan and Dushan. While she was volunteering, the entire family supported her work in event planning. Once Lydia decided to create her event planning business, she wanted to name it The M Group due to the support the entire family had given her and still does today.
Over the years, Lydia has developed the skills to create exceptional events. Her vision for each event is to create quiet sophistication and attention to all the details.
Kate Kenney, Event Consultant
Kate Kenney Schroeder has over twenty years of event planning experience within educational environments, 17 of the 20 at Marquette University. While at Marquette, she provided leadership in the enhancement and promotion of university outreach and fundraising efforts through programming and high profile events in a manner consistent with the university’s goal and image.
Her experience includes coordinating alumni award events, black-tie events, reunions, athletic events, on the road events, stewardship events, high profile speakers, holiday parties, tours, conferences, ground breakings and dedications.
In addition to her professional career, she is active in her community. She and two children and reside in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Ann Wells, Event Consultant
Ann fell in love with everything events back in the 80’s. She brings over 25 years of event experience to the team. With a strong non-profit background, she has enjoyed working with boards of directors and committees to build and grow unique and profitable events. Galas, annual meeting, conferences and a wide variety of athletic events have benefited from her enthusiasm and commitment to first class service.
Ann lives in Pewaukee with her husband, Larry, and looks forward to the visits from her two grown sons who live in Colorado and Florida. Volunteering in her community continues to be a passion and an important activity in her spare time.