Your Partners

With some of the most seasoned and unflappable event professionals around, it is truly the people of Sound Planning who make us shine. No matter how large or small your project is, we tailor your assigned team to best align with your event’s format and objectives, and we are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy working with each and every one of us.

  • Jessica Ludders, CMP

    Jessica is Sound Planning’s Co-Owner and Manager focused on the company’s operations — its team, current clients and infrastructure. Since 2003, when Jessica began with the company, her focused, efficient work style and thoughtful, easy-going attitude have earned her an excellent reputation across all lines of our business — speakers, content, conference and event logistics, project support, and sustainability endeavors. Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts in American History from Bates College in Maine as well as an MBA from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, now Presidio. She unwinds either with her hands in the dirt of her vegetable garden or with her Kitchen Aid mixer, butter, and flour. And if she’s lucky, she has the assistance of one of her two sons.

    • (206) 851-6730
  • Robert Hickey

    Rob brings more than 30 years of business and technical experience to his role as Co-Owner and Manager, focused on business development and marketing. A 15-year Microsoft veteran before joining Sound Planning in 2014, his broad experience in global business development and owning large international events give him a deep understanding of the complex needs of our clients. In addition to his leadership abilities, humor, and passion for the attendee experience, he brings a combination of creativity and critical thinking to every project. Rob has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from San Diego State University, where he met his wife. Together they enjoy travel, music, and anything related to food and wine.

    • (206) 409-9126