Meeting and Event Planner with 20+ years of experience managing all aspects of event planning and execution, including venue selection, contract negotiation, food & beverage, audio-visual, vendor management, on-site event management, communications, and customer service. Experience working in both non-profit and corporate environments, including 5 years at a global Fortune 500 company.
Experience managing a wide variety of events, including weddings, executive board meetings, Fortune 500 corporate events, and complex, multi-day international executive events.
Expertise in contract negotiation, client-relationship management and customer service. Skilled at working with clients and customers at all levels, including Congressional leaders, C-suite executives, Board members, pastors, brides & grooms, and school volunteers.
Currently serving as Building Use Coordinator for local nonprofit, managing over 350K square feet and 10 acres of building & grounds space. Responsible for scheduling and coordinating 5K+ events annually with almost 80% building space utilization. Improved policies and procedures for more efficient and effective use of space. Prior experience as Wedding Coordinator for same nonprofit.
Corporate meeting planning experience of 8+ years including serving as Director of Global Sales for a “venue finder” company serving the meeting planning industry and Coordinator of Corporate Global Events for a Fortune 500, multi-industry company.
Active community volunteer with event planning experience including team, teacher appreciation, and large-scale HOA events.
Proficient in Google Suite, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Espace.