To some, planning an event can seem like a daunting task. Aside from the venue selection, you’ll need to coordinate the guest list, send the invitations, and finalize the decorations, menu and entertainment. And, the laundry list of tasks doesn’t end there.
That’s why The Honeywell Foundation offers our team of experienced professionals who do most of the heavy lifting for you - while staying within your desired budget. If you host your next special event at one of our six venues, we’ll help you turn your vision into a reality.
Our dedicated hospitality team works hard to ensure everything runs smoothly for all of our corporate and private events. Below are snapshots of these incredibly talented, detail-oriented professionals..
Meet the Team
Afla Irani, Food & Beverage Director
Afla Irani has more than 30 years of experience in the food and beverage/hospitality industry. Prior to joining The Honeywell Foundation in 2015, Afla worked in a variety of venues, including five-star hotels, a private country club, Royal Caribbean Cruises and fine dining restaurants.
Afla is passionate about his career, and takes pride in his incredible attention to detail. He enjoys the responsibility of making someone’s important day as special as possible, and always makes the experience fun and seamless.
Brittany Rager, Hospitality Sales & Event Manager
Brittany Rager brings more than eight years of event planning experience to The Honeywell Foundation’s hospitality team. She has been with the Foundation since 2014, and enjoys coordinating events and working with clients to bring their vision to life.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys camping, sports and spending time with her son, Creed, and fiancé, Mark.
David Ericsson, Honeywell House Manager & Chef
David Ericsson, a native of Danville, Indiana, graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in culinary arts. Prior to joining The Honeywell Foundation in 1999, David worked for a variety of restaurants and catering venues in Indiana and Texas, including Crystal Catering, Patrizio Restaurant, and the Woodstock Club.
When asked why what he enjoys most about working in the hospitality industry, David said, “I like that every event and day is different.”
Ashley Lowe, Hospitality Event Coordinator
Ashley Lowe graduated from Indiana University with a degree in communications, and minors in business hospitality and tourism management. She joined The Honeywell Foundation in January 2016, and is inspired by “the hustle and bustle of the hospitality industry.”
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys working out, practicing yoga and watching sports. She especially enjoys NFL football and is a devoted Green Bay Packers fan.
Plan Your Next Event With The Honeywell Foundation
Planning and executing an event requires an eye for detail, budgeting prowess and an ability to multitask. Our hospitality team will assist you every step of the way—as little or as much as you'd like. Whether you are coordinating an impromptu gathering or have months to plan, your event will be seamless from start to finish.
We offer a variety of venues that are compatible with different budget ranges and catering needs in an assortment of scenic, outdoor or historic venues. Learn more about our venues online or contact us today.