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Like most good stories, ours begins with a few celebratory drinks.

It was 1999, and Branden Connolly had just finished a series of fundraisers for baseball legend George Brett’s election to The Baseball Hall of Fame, and were toasting to a meaningful event, and a thrilled client.

Little did we know that a few cheers that evening in 1999 would be the moment that launched an agency of magic-makers that craft unforgettable experiences.

The next two decades were full of opportunities, lasting memories, and the cultivation of meaningful relationships as we built a strong team, beginning with David Steffano, and most recently, Ashley Broockerd, united by storytelling and brand experiences, and as we worked with hundreds of clients to rally their people and bring their brands to life.

Whether it’s been 21 years of re-imagining the Downtown Council of Kansas City’s Annual Luncheon, or producing the largest cancer fundraising event in Kansas City for The University of Kansas Health System, or regional and national tours promoting brand awareness and product launches for Smithfield Foods, the magic stays the same.

It’s found in the power of human connection, born from deep discovery, meticulous planning, a knack for pulling off what most wouldn’t dare attempt, and ruthlessly consistent execution. And, maybe a few celebratory drinks.

At our core, we’re an experiential marketing agency generating organizational momentum through the power of human connection. With Evenergy, you only get the A team, a group with decades of experience, and a few gray hairs to prove it. Yet with the energy, creativity, and enough belief in the impossible to make your wildest event dreams a reality.

Each time we sit down with a client, we are crafting brand humanity through tangible experiences that move your people into action. Evenergy exists because moments create momentum. And, we can build those moments for you, too.


Branden Connolly

Founding Partner

He’s obsessed with sports memorabilia. And, honestly it makes sense. Nobody can put a memory in your hands like Branden.

Since that day back in 1999, Branden has gotten a better haircut, ten new cell phones, and served as the grand architect for hundreds of unforgettable brand experiences nationwide. He’s basically been on a roll ever since. In addition to participating in numerous leadership programs, he served on an advancement committee at Rockhurst High School, and is an active member of his church.

The greatest moments of the last two decades have been centered around his family and three beautiful daughters. Helping them grow and learn are the experiences that are truly worth everything to him.

And, as he gets older and wiser, he gets less offended when people spell his name, Brandon.

David Steffano

Managing Partner

David knows what our clients need most from their events. He’s been there, done that. With 20 years of experience assisting high-profile brands like the Kansas City Chiefs, Smithfield Foods, and Sprint, he comes to every table ready to craft experiences that will meet the unique needs of each brand. He’s a coach at heart, always building up and stretching us to greatness.

An agency guy at heart, David’s experience at VML made him an intriguing partnership addition in 2011, and his character, sense of humor, and of course, charm, has helped grow the business and make clients rave about the work of Evenergy.

When he’s not making event magic, you can find David with his wife and two children, coaching lacrosse, or generally just being awesome around KC.

Ashley Broockerd

VP, Client Services, Partner

Ashley has spent nearly 16 years in the hospitality and event world – first starting with Evenergy in 2017, and joining as a full-time Partner in 2023. 

She’s a dot connector, lover of logistics, and observer of the details who has planned events, meetings, and festivals of all sizes. Her specialty is bringing brands to life, and caring well for clients along the way. Her ability to understand a brand, tell a client’s story, and execute even the smallest of event details is what sets her apart from the rest. 

A former collegiate athlete, Ashley is no stranger to immersing herself on a client’s team to roll up her sleeves and get the job done. Prior to Evenergy, she was the Senior Director of Events & Operations at Women Leaders in College Sports, a national women’s leadership association based in Kansas City. She got her start in the events industry producing events and races for WIN for KC and the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation.

Team Members

Vikkie Wiese

Sr. Account Mgr

Jenny Chronister

Permitting Manager

Cassie Molitoris

Sr. Account Mgr

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