Elicia discovered her passion for event planning while attending a workshop, “Careers in Event Planning & Hospitality” at University of California, San Diego, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. After attending that workshop, she decided to find volunteer opportunities to assist with events produced in the San Diego area which affirmed her love for the industry. In her effort to expand her knowledge in the various facets of the Events Industry, she also completed the “Professional Meeting & Event Planning” Certificate Program offered by California State University Long Beach.
Elicia dedicated the next nine years to expand her expertise, and worked as a consultant for various companies specializing in corporate, non-profit organizations, and association events. Elicia became well known to clients for her ability to produce outstanding events. Her positive attitude and attention to detail are qualities clients say they greatly value and appreciate.
Combining all her years of hands-on-experience in handling multifaceted events, Elicia decided to start her own full-service event planning company in 2016 – KIMA Events. KIMA focuses on corporate and community events in Los Angeles and throughout the United States. Check out some of KIMA’s recent projects
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Aura Garcia – Los Angeles Board of Public Works Commissioner,
Elicia Magaña – KIMA CEO,
Luis Rivera – Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
(2018 City of Los Angeles Accessing LA, California State University, Northridge)
KIMA Event Team
KIMA CEO in action at BHS Art & Community Health Fair