Dannella Burnett has been in the hospitality and special events industries since the age of 16.
She has owned several businesses in Washington DC and Atlanta GA, won numerous local,
national and international awards and frequently featured in industry publications. In 2008 she
started Oakwood Occasions to offer North Georgia clients’ hospitality and event services.
Services now include full service event planning and production and a true partnership approach
to create successful events. OO was rebranded in 2018 to Encore Elite Events to truly reflect the
national scope of clients and services. In addition to providing full Event Production and
Services, Encore Elite Events founded Speakers Need to Speak to provide Education, Talent
Management and Guaranteed Gigs for Speakers and Sponsors.
Clients include National Speakers, Celebrities, Networking Associations, Non-Profits, Large
Corporations and Brides with Vision. She is also a speaker on event and speaker strategies,
women’s empowerment, overcoming and networking. She’s a coach for Speakers, Event Hosts,
Vendors and Sponsors. She is a creative force that believes in multiple streams of income,
collaboration, and always finding the win-win-win combination!