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In a Nutshell...

Chicago-based, highly respected and involved professional with over 16 years of experience in the meetings and events industry focusing on creative solutions, logistical planning, and long term relationships based on consultative planning, solution engagement process and top meeting and event markets.

Planning Capabilities

Visionary Event Designer   

Excellent Communication Skills -  Listening, Verbal and Written     

Negotiate Terms and Contracts with Meeting and Event Vendors

Budget Development, Management and Reconciliation    

Benchmark Setting for Projects and Vendors

Schedule and Supervise On Site Staff

Prepare, implement and debrief site inspections 

Able to Manage Union Labor Needs and Costs

Strong Interpersonal Communication

  Consistently Creative, Reliable and Funny 

Destination Management Services

Ground Transportation and Shuttle Service
Team Building, Exclusive Activities and Spouse Tour Programs
Event Development and Production
Entertainment Management
Culinary Experiences from Buyouts to Dine-a-Rounds
Staffing Services and Registration
5 Star VIP Services
Hotel Contracting and Negotiations
Confernce Planning Sevices
Past Program Range of 25 VIP Incentive Guests to 8,500 Global Conference  Attendees

Industry Memberships

Choose Chicago 2001 - Present

Meeting Planners International - Chicago Area Chapter  2001 - Present

National Association of Catering Executives  2004 - 2015

American Society of Association Executives  2001 - 2009

Professional Convention Management Association  2001 - 2012

International Society of Special Event  2003 - 2007

Association of Destination Management  2002 - 2009

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