Management Team

Donovan Pavillion Management Team

Donovan Pavilion Management Team

Donovan Pavilion Management, Inc. has been managing the Donovan Pavilion since it’s inception in August 2003. Our team is comprised of a professional on-site event staff with over 24 years of event management experience in events large and small.

Donovan Pavilion Management has a team of On-Site Coordinators dedicated to making each event run as smoothly as possible. We are on-site through each event, assisting our clients and caterers with building operations and troubleshooting to ensure a seamless event. 

Laurie Asmussen

Laurie Asmussen, President, has been managing events in the Vail area since 1989. Her experience includes Sales Assistant/Outside Sales with Vail Associates and the Hyatt Regency Beaver Creek; Events/Marketing Supervisor with the Vail Recreation District, Sales Manager at the Charter in Beaver Creek; and Events Coordinator with Eagle County. She established Eagle Valley Events, Inc. in 1999 and has produced the Vail Arts Festival, Vail America Days, Holidays in Vail, Oktoberfest and has assisted numerous  Eagle County organizations with production of their events since. Laurie is a native of Colorado and has resided in Eagle County for 24 years.

Melinda McNitt

Melinda McNitt, Events Manager, has been with Donovan Pavilion Management, Inc. since 2006. Mindy is a Professional Wedding Planner and has managed the average 120 events held annually at the Donovan Pavilion since then. She has extensive experience in interior design, creative design of invitations, placecards, programs, etc. and special event management. Mindy is a native of Colorado and has been in the Vail area for over 8 years.

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