Founder and Principal ProducerNorth Star Events
Jeannette Cleland is the founder and principal event producer for North Star Events. North Star
Events is a company founded on a bedrock of over a decade of experience in event production,
operations, and strategic project management.
While working in the White House as the Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events for First
Lady Michelle Obama, Jeannette solidified and honed her skill set into what would eventually
become the foundation of North Star Events. Jeannette has since employed her skills producing
a myriad of events of different sizes and styles including serving as the Event Manager for the
2013 Presidential Inaugural Kids' Concert for Military Families and running the command center
for President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration. Jeannette subsequently produced U.S. Senator Amy
Klobuchar’s Presidential Campaign Announcement (in a Minnesota blizzard) in February 2019.
Jeannette has spent a decade advancing trips and events for President Joe Biden, First Lady
Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, and Senator Elizabeth Warren (to
name a few!). In addition, Jeannette worked on the 2006 Klobuchar for Senate campaign and in
the official offices of Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Evan Bayh, and Congresswoman Betsy
Markey in Washington, D.C..
Jeannette is a Minnesota native and enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, and cooking.