Highly motivated and recognized Corporate Senior Event Manager & Luxury Wedding Planner, offering more than 15 years in the hospitality industry, as well as in-depth knowledge of Operations Management, Budget and Finance Management procedures, Human Resources initiatives, and proficiency in Microsoft Office systems.
Event and Meeting Planning
Coaching and Development
Certified CI/TY Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Property Management Systems
Manage over 55,000 sq. ft. of event space accompanied by 336 guestrooms to include 12 suites. Catering to a target audience of high level corporate groups, with an average of 90 hosted weddings a year nestled in the suburb of Virginia. Partner with Westfields Golf, Marriott Ranch and a host of Virginia Wineries in the local area. Create all event documentation and coordinate with Sales, Property Departments and Customers to ensure consistent, high level service throughout the pre-event, event and post-event phases of events. Support and act on behalf of Director of Event Management in his absence. Champion for Meetings Imagined and WIG Process of the Event Management Team.
Managed execution phase for over 35,310 sq. ft. of event space and total of 25 associates, which included Banquets and Event Service Departments; (3) Event Captains & (2) Event Service Supervisors. Implemented lead measures to ensure teams maximized revenue opportunities through up-selling and accurate forecasting (catering and group rooms). Managed financial performance and budget for Event Management department statements. Monitored and managed labor budget, controllable expenses, profitability and productivity.
2016 GHLA Emerging Hospitality Leader Nominee
Awarded JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Maestro Award of Performance Excellence
Exceeded ESS Individual Overall Satisfaction:
Focus: 78% | Year-End Achievement: 86.4%
Exceeded ESS Individual Overall Planning Goal
Focus: 82% | Year-End Achievement: 83.3%
Exceeded ESS Individual Billing Goal
Focus: 60% | Year-End Achievement: 83.3%
Led dual role of Event Planning & Event Operations in the absence of Director of Event Planning & Operations. Managed operating budget, monthly controllable purchases, and monthly profit and loss statements. Managed 3.9 million of group revenue in over 35, 310 sq. ft. of event space; hosting a total of 357 guestrooms including 4 suites. Lead Team to Atlanta Market Event Satisfaction, Overall Satisfaction Team of the Year in 2014 and 2015. Hotel BLT & Department WIG Champion. Event Management department AES Champion; achieved 83% Associate Engagement Participation of Department. Maximized revenue opportunities through up-selling and catering and group promoted internal talent to fill future hotel and business needs.
Promoted to Senior Event Manager with recognizable Event Satisfaction results and Client Retention.
Dual Luxury Wedding & Event Manager for Mansion on Forsyth Park and Bohemian Savannah Riverfront Hotels.
Event Technology Level 1 & 2 Certification of Achievement (NGS)-1998
Train Trainer certified- Level I & II
Event Planning Level I & II
Understanding, Selling & Serving Wine
Food & Safety Class (Serve Safe
Marriott Wedding Planning Certified
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