Andrea Ball

Andrea Ball is the CEO and Founder of Planit World. Her multi-faceted experience includes over 25 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 was previously employed at Agri/Washington Public Affairs Group as the Vice-President and Sr. Account Director for 11 years prior to opening her own firm and still serves as their managing partner for agricultural public affairs clients. 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 writing. She lectures nationally on business communications, volunteer leadership and social media strategy.    As a nonprofit strategic planning expert, she offers executive coaching, interim executive director services, and board consulting. 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 numerous topics. She has been quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, and appeared on the Hallmark Channel Home and Family show, and several local newscasts and radio shows. Andrea is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE), Sigma Kappa Sorority Alumnae, and the Kansas State Society.