Cookie Coleman lives in a world where music, art, fashion and theater reign supreme.

As an event experience professional, Cookie has been recognized through multiple industry awards from ISES Star Awards to a PIM Star of Excellence. Cookie was one of nine people featured on the cover of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine as one of the “hipsters who keep us on the cutting edge”.

When she’s not planning experiences for clients like Hormel, Mortenson Construction or Abbott Hospital, she can be seen singing jazz in local cabarets, practicing accordion and playing mahjong with friends. Email her at


Char Mason believes that creativity in everything, meticulous attention to detail and a keep-it-fun attitude makes the perfect trifecta for work and life. 

With degrees in design and communications, Char has worked in the corporate and non-profit worlds. As a seasoned event producer, project manager and communicator, her award winning work has been featured in Twin Cities Business Monthly, the Pioneer Press, and Minnesota Meetings + Events. Nicknamed “the velvet hammer” by a client, it aptly describes her thoughtful, yet thorough style. 

When she is not inventing events, you can find her just as easily behind a camera as a golf club. She is also an active board member for Neighborhood House. Char lives in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood with her fun-loving husband, two creative kids and an affable mutt named Woody. Email her at

Char Mason and Cookie Coleman have worked for and with each other on and off for years when a client hired them as a team in 2004. They joined forces and created Coleman Mason Events and have been happily sharing a brain... and clients ever since.

Our team of seasoned professionals offer additional expertise in technical production, logistics, scripting, graphics, media relations, video, registration services, food & beverage, copy writing, talent management and much more.
Coleman Mason Events is a marketing umbrella website representing Char Mason & Associates, LLC and Cococo Events, LLC