Michelle founded Michelle Durpetti Events in 2008 on the principle that event planners must be good sources of creative ideas combined with practical experience, flexibility and know-how to manage an event from beginning to end. She is the third generation of entrepreneurial spirit and is passionately dedicated to the evolution of her company and its perpetual commitment to excellence for each of its clients.
She balances her time between Michelle Durpetti Events and her role as managing partner at Gene & Georgetti, her family’s business here in Chicago, while also being a competitive amateur equestrian. In addition to these pursuits, Michelle is deeply committed to giving back to her community. She serves on the Development Board for PAWS Chicago and is also on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Restaurant Association, actively contributing to their mission and initiatives. Michelle's outstanding dedication and achievements have earned her a spot on NewCity's Top Restaurateur List of 2023 as well as the esteemed title of Knight of Alba. She embraces these responsibilities and honors because she loves to experience life, seeks inspiration everywhere she can, chase her dreams, and work hard for her clients. You can learn more about her on her personal blog.