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President of Details NYC, Beth Lockwood is a native and passionate New Yorker with 30+ years of experience in the group tourism and hotel sector. With an unparalleled background in the planning and management of corporate incentive programs, meetings, and special interest groups, she is knowledgeable and innovative in terms of the services she provides. However, Beth is not just the business owner, but a hands-on member of the Details NYC team who brings with her a down-to-earth personality and a resourceful nature, as well as her passion for sustainability. A self-motivated leader with a problem-solving mindset, she is committed to and guarantees the success of each and every event.
Beth first entered the industry through hospitality, before accepting a position in the leisure group department at the legendary Warwick Hotel in New York City. Soon after, she landed a job in the New York based sales office of a large Mexican hotel chain. There, she spent several years as a Group Sales Manager and traveled throughout Mexico. Having fallen in love with the country, she accepted a position with a prestigious Destination Management Company in the beautiful resort of Cancun, Mexico, and lived there for 2 years. Eventually, she felt a calling to return to NYC where she spent the next six years working for a leading DMC. That is until 2002, when she noticed a demand for a wider range of services she could provide and broke off to launch Details NYC.
Over the last two decades, Beth has built Details NYC, a Certified Woman Owned Business, into the thoughtful, creative and welcoming DMC that it is today, and continually strives to push herself and her staff to seek better ways to serve their clients. During the pandemic, Beth has received event safety training with the WHO’s Covid-19 Operational Planning Guideline, as well as ADMEI’s Emergency Preparedness certification, in order to promote the safety of both her clients and her city. She has also certified as a Sustainable Event Strategist through MPI – tying into her deep value of conservation and eco-conscious practices.
When Beth is not working with clients or wrangling vendors, she can be found capturing the beauty and culture of the New York boroughs with her camera or volunteering for her favorite animal rescue.
Read the Q&A with Beth on MUSE | Members United for Sustainable Events
Jacki Abramowitz, CMP, is an Award-Winning Global Conference & Event Producer with over three decades of experience designing, planning and executing corporate meetings & events, incentive programs, high end social events, galas, and fundraisers. Known for cutting edge creativity and distinctive, one-of-a-kind experiences, Jacki’s passion for perfection, unparalleled customer service, and flawless execution have exceeded her clients’ expectations in destinations all over the world. With her extensive network of vendors and industry partners, Jacki leverages the relationships that she’s built over the years to create memorable experiences to thrill her clients and their guests. Jacki’s passion for music and live entertainment, as well as her close contacts in the music industry, has allowed her to provide her clients with unique opportunities to enhance their events.
Jacki spent most of her career planning events for C-Suite level executives with a variety of global iconic brands. Her events were considered “best in class” and often fostered client networking and developed new brand ambassadors for the host organization. Jacki has also produced numerous events with celebrity talent (and has the stories to prove it!). During the pandemic, when live events were put on hold, Jacki focused her time on learning how to bring back live events safely, and became a Certified Pandemic Compliance Advisor, and completed Pandemic On-Site Protocol Training and WHO Covid-19Mass Gatherings Risk Assessment Training. She also received the Hospitality & Tourism Management Certificate from the Florida Atlantic University–College of Business and both the Post-Crisis Hospitality Management Certificate and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business.
When she’s not immersed in event planning, Jacki enjoys spending her time at the beach, traveling, cooking and looking for inspiration in nature, art and music.
Details NYC Operations Manager Gene Sturges has a long history in the leisure and corporate travel industry. Years of organizing and managing itineraries at home in NYC and in far flung corners of the globe have shaped his ability for keeping all the ducks in a row. Organization is the name of the game when it comes to managing logistical details for groups both large and small, and this is where Gene excels.
Gene has been associated with Details NYC for 20 years and has put his experience leading international tour groups and managing transportation and activities for corporate meeting and incentive programs to good use on the varied and exciting projects with the company.
Head Tour Guide at Details NYC, Juan Aviles has an affection for NYC that is apparent to everyone who has had the good fortune to have him as their guide. His love for the city and everything it has to offer is virtually limitless and he makes a priority of searching out the new things as well as keeping up with all the tried-and-true NYC treasures. In a city like New York with such diverse offerings, from high culture to the “guilty pleasure” low, it’s essential to have a guide with an innate ability to find, and share, the best of both…and everything in between.
With over 35 years spent in the travel and tourism industry, from leading groups on tours allover the world to handling corporate meetings and incentive travel, Juan has found that focusing his tireless curiosity on NYC is a perfect way to put all that experience to use.
Meeting & Events Manager at Details NYC, Migdalia Llado boasts over 20 years of experience in the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions industry. In addition to remarkable organization and event management skills she also brings contagious levels of creativity and excitement. This, in combination with her knowledge of and love for sharing all New York City has to offer, is how she pulls off successful and memorable events. As a bilingual planner, Migdalia also provides Spanish translations for the material pertaining to a specific program. When Migdalia is not planning events or scouting exciting new event locations, she spends her time enjoying the bright lights and theatre scene of Broadway!
Prior to working at Details NYC, Migdalia spent numerous years at a prestigious Incentive House in NYC. There she joyfully traveled the world while managing programs for Fortune 500 Companies, and eagerly worked alongside presidents, executive producers and various Destination Management Companies. Eventually she branched out on her own and was a highly sought after Meeting Planner and Conference Director, whose work ranged from the World Cup and Olympics to Presidential Events. It was during this time that Migdalia worked as a freelancer for and quickly became an asset to Details NYC. Needless to say, we were quick to swoop in and ensure that she would remain a part of our team & are so glad we did!