Highly successful and experienced meeting professional with over 22 years of progressive experience. Proven ability in all aspects of domestic and international meetings from initial conception to final reconciliation in the corporate, association and pharmaceutical markets.
Meeting PlannerSep 2016 to Current Carlson Wagonlit Travel - Boston ScientificManage client requests to facilitate complete project including needs assessment, destination recommendations, RFP's management, contract negotiations and execution, F&B planning, housing management, teambuilding, financial management and reconciliation.
Develop strategy for high level
meetings and execute procurement activities including sourcing meetings, supplier
negotiations, supply market analyses, price-service-level benchmarking and
ongoing supplier relationship management.
Manage procurement processes ensuring competitiveness, limiting risk, and driving to productivity targets. Promote expansion of
preferred supplier programs.
Global Project ManagerJun 2010 to Mar 2012 ConferenceDirectResponsible for targeting, soliciting and acquiring new accounts to
provide full service meeting management solutions. Manage client services including researching destinations, strategizing city/venue selection while sourcing
hotels, negotiating contracts, arranging site inspections, attend pre-planning,
manage room blocks, negotiate attrition solutions, and provide registration and
conference management services, also post-convention recaps. Negotiate
cancellations and/or attrition to mitigate damages to client and maintain
future relationship with client and hotel.
Conference ManagerAug 2008 to May 2010 American College of Emergency Physicians
Director of Special EventsMay 2002 to Aug 2008 Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas
Associate of Science, Recreation & Leisure Management1992Johnson & Wales University － Providence, RI
Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Management1994Johnson & Wales University － Providence, RI
CMP - Certified Meeting Professional, July 2005 - 2010