Meet The LaClare Group
Founder and CEO: Caytie Pohlen-LaClare
Caytie’s entire career has been in the meetings industry. She got her start in hotels almost 30 years ago. (She was just a toddler!) After working for a large state association in Texas, and a well-known incentive and meeting company in Minneapolis, The LaClare Group was created in 1997.
Her focus is on corporate clients, with a specialty in the medical device industry. Past projects have ranged from a seven-person Board Retreat to a Gala Dinner event in Paris for more than 600 people. The project list also includes national sales meetings; annual corporate conferences and incentive trips. Her clients appreciate the personal attention, persistence and perfectionism she brings to each project.
Caytie is passionate about travel and finding “just the right” venues for her customers. She enjoys working to improve her Spanish and French language skills. Outdoor fitness, cooking, and reading fill her non-work hours. She has been known to break into dance when a good song comes on the radio, much to the embarrassment of her four children – who range in age from 8 to 23 years old. She lives with her husband Bill and family in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and is always looking forward to the next trip.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain