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Scurry Street Meetings & Events is an independent minority- and woman-owned event management firm based in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (USA) area, with clients located throughout the United States. We specialize in helping associations and non-profit organizations make their business events better by providing full-service face-to-face and digital meeting and event management, pre-event project management and logistics, onsite event support, contract negotiation, housing management, exhibitor and sponsor development, and more.


We take a very entrepreneurial approach to our work and are always mindful of how our efforts, actions, and decisions will position our Clients for future growth.

Meet Our Team
Nann S. Philips
Founder & CEO

Scurry Street’s founder has nearly three decades of experience producing a wide range of world-class events and experiences. Her superpower is making complex things simple through a strategic event management lens. Nann and her husband love to experience the world through food and travel and are parents to two very spoiled rescue dogs, who serve as unofficial mascots for Scurry Street.

Lisa Benson
Event Operations

Lisa is a customer-focused professional with more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry, including contracting and managing group and meeting travel for multi-tier corporate and leisure accounts. Lisa’s superpower is her knowledge of hotel operations, marketing, reservations, sales, and group travel planning for domestic and international events. Lisa lives near Dallas with her husband, and their three adult sons attend universities throughout Texas.  When not at work, Lisa enjoys spending time with family, cooking, gardening, and traveling. She is an advocate and volunteer for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Stand Up to Cancer.

Candace Wallner
Event Operations

Candace has dedicated her entire professional career to association management. Among her many superpowers, she is the wizardess behind the curtain supporting all of Scurry Street’s technology platforms and projects. She and her husband live near Austin with their two young daughters. They enjoy live music, barbecue, and fermenting things.

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Toncie Roberson
Travel Services

Toncie is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who turned her military experience and training into a post-military career in the event and travel industry. She and her husband have five very active adult children, and they recently transplanted from San Antonio to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She leverages her expertise in domestic and international travel to support Scurry Street’s Travel Services office. Toncie loves to combine work and play through cruises and traveling.

Nann's home on Scurry Street
in Big Spring, TX, ca 1976
unofficial mascots


Beth Brooks, CAE
Executive Director, Texas College of Emergency Physicians

“Nann has a great work ethic, is a great writer and communicator with excellent follow-up. She did a wonderful job selling our exhibit booths and sponsorships. Highly recommend her.”

Kathie Niesen, CMP

Chief of Staff, Pedorthic Footcare Association

“INann is great to work with. She is a true go-getter. She is very conscientious and has a great work ethic. No job is too big or small and she works to make sure the end product is what the client wants.

Rick Robinson,

Managing Director at Ramsee Consulting Group l Vistage
Trusted Advisor

“I have collaborated with Nann on several different projects over the last seven years.
Nann is smart, creative, energetic, positive, and a pleasure to work with. She is a high-
character individual, and I cannot recommend her highly enough!”

Chris Ball,

Account Executive at Belo Media Group

“Nann has a comprehensive skill set which allows her to create long-lasting relationships
with clients at all levels. She is extremely detail-oriented and has excellent customer
service skills, as well as follow-up. When we worked side-by-side on many projects, Nann
was the person everyone looked to for guidance in completing the projects. If I were given
the opportunity in the future, I'd love to have her on my team again.”

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