- Kasey Larson is president/co-founder of DBY events & invitations. And while you'd think her background is in hospitality, events or design, it's actually by way of a finance/marketing degree from DePaul University that this entrepreneur has the knowledge to run the successful independent business. Ms. Larson holds a C.P.A. certification, which is very effective in helping her plan for clients staying on budget. She also holds a design certification and a minor in art. After working in fundraising event management and advertising, she joined forces in 2003 with her co-founder and began the retail design studio that would grow into DBY events & invitations. Over the last 20 years, she has planned huge city-wide walks, small intimate dinner parties, weddings and business events for a wide range of clientele everywhere from Chicago’s Museum Campus to some of the city’s most elegant ballrooms to private estate beaches.