I am a demonstrated multi-faceted meetings and tradeshow professional with more than 15 years of comprehensive experience in all aspects of meeting, trade show and event development and management. My career has included, but is not limited to, directing and managing numerous projects in diverse communities in for- and non-profit sectors; developing marketing and public relations campaigns for a broad client base and executing large-scale promotions, meetings and special events. I have experience with both consumer (B2C) and trade (B2B) sectors and association management.
I have a proven ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships with community leaders, boards of directors and members, recruit and retain exhibitors and negotiate favorable contracts with vendors, hotels and suppliers.
I am active in industry associations which afford me the opportunity to learn and have access to best practices for use with my career and active in my community through various volunteer initiatives.