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Professional Bio

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I am an experienced Account Executive who is responsible for the venue sourcing, contract negotiation, logistics, and strategic planning of more than 400 events across the United States as well as internationally. She has served as a conference manager for a variety of corporate, association, and military/government clients ranging in sizes from 10-2,000. In addition, she has served as a business event strategist for several of her key accounts, providing strategy and ideas for virtual, hybrid, and in-person events.

Service Specialties

  • Conference Management lead expertise with complex, multi-layered projects

  • Extensive experience in working with disability advocacy groups

  • Experience with various artist focused and arts advocacy groups

  • Speaker, exhibitor, transportation, off-site, and vendor management

  • Special events including galas, awards, and artist heavy events

  • Virtual and Hybrid strategic planning

Background

2021

Joined ConferenceDirect

2012-2021

Worked at Third-Party Logistics Conferencing Company Federal Conference. Planned, sourced, and ran over 30 events per year on average and managed a team that sourced over 3,000 events per year.

2005 - 2012

Worked in the Hospitality Industry in a variety of positions including Front of House and Back of House positions. I learned a lot about how hotels and events run, which has given me a unique prospective on planning and negotiating on behalf of my clients. Hotels also taught me how to think on my feet and find solutions, all with a smile on my face!

2020

Earned my Certified Virtual Event Production Certification

2022

Became Pandemic On-Site Protocol Certified

2014

Earned my Certified Meeting Planner Certification

2008

Earned my MBA in Marketing

Education and Certifications

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