J Street Group Team

Our job is to work hard and develop a collaborative operation that is seamless on all fronts so that we can help you achieve your event goals.

Debra Schiff

President & CEO

Debra Schiff is the President and founder of the J Street Group, LLC. Debra has more than 45 years of event management and protocol expertise in the United States and abroad. Debra is no stranger to working with the highest level of government officials, business executives, academics, innovators, media, celebrities, entertainers, and athletes, and is ...

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Susan Ralston

Deputy & Founding Member of International Events & Security Consultants (IESC)

Susan Ralston is an event project manager with JSG and has consulting experience developing strategic partnerships between the public and private sectors, developing and managing public affairs and public relations activities with a strong background in project management, outreach, coalition building and event management. With eight years of government affairs experience and six years of ...

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Suzanne Morrell

Senior Advisor & Protocol Counsel

Suzanne Morrell has been producing official and social events in the United States and abroad for over two decades. Whether for chiefs of state, government officials, non-profits, corporations or individuals, Suzanne approaches each event with a blend of creativity, marketing, and efficient resource management. At JSG, Suzanne advises the team on matters such as requests ...

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Kelsey Robinson

Associate Director

Kelsey Holder Robinson joined J Street Group in 2016 as an Associate Director. Prior to joining J Street Group, Mrs. Robinson was the Conference Manager at the American Retirement Association (ARA), a national organization of retirement plan professionals. During her six years at ARA, Mrs. Robinson organized and implemented a variety of large and small conferences ...

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Alexandra Peters

Event Manager

Alexandra Peters joined J Street Group as an intern in June 2015 and was quickly promoted to Event Manager. Since joining J Street Group, Ms. Peters has assisted with several events for corporate and non-profit clients.   Prior to joining J Street Group, Ms. Peters graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama earning ...

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Michael Viljoen

Technical Director

Michael is a multi-talented national event producer, technical consultant, video engineer, computer analyst, and a university instructor. His extensive career spans more than 25 years, the last 4 years operating an independent consulting and technical services company. Previously serving as a Vice President and Executive Producer with the IEP Group, Michael also served as the ...

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Joe Funk

USSS Founder & Founding Member of International Events and Security Consultants (IESC)

Joe J. Funk, President of US Safety & Security, LLC is responsible overseeing all daily operations including all domestic investigations, physical security and executive protection. Mr. Funk is a twenty-one year veteran of the United States Secret Service, completing his career as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Washington DC Field ...

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