Our Team

Gillian Villimek

Event Sales Production Assistant

Gillian was raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, just thirty minutes outside of the city. She earned her degree in Marketing and Business Analytics, along with a certificate in Event Management, from the University of Iowa. Gillian’s passion for the events industry blossomed through her diverse roles in event planning and management at the University of Iowa, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and a wedding venue in Iowa City.  Her journey culminated in a transformative summer internship at HMR, leading to a full-time role at HMR. Gillian brings both skill and an unmatched enthusiasm to every event she manages.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking, going for runs outside, and trying any new hot spot restaurants.


  • What do you like most about your role at HMR? Working in a field that allows me to travel to some of the most amazing locations and events, all while being surrounded by intelligent, driven individuals that inspire me to improve and grow in this industry.
  • What's your favorite spot for a night out in Chicago? My perfect night out in Chicago would include a nice dinner at Trivoli Tavern, followed by their sticky date cake for dessert. Then end the night with an espresso martini and a night of dancing.
  • What's a fun fact about you? In college, I worked as a cake and cupcake designer, so I try to incorporate it into my life whenever I can.
  • What inspires you? I find the most inspiration from traveling to new places and taking notice of the fashion, art, architecture, food, and culture. Additionally, I am inspired by fitness and running. My goal is to one day run all of the major city marathons!