The AMI Team encompasses a wide array of event marketing and meeting professionals working across an impressive list of industries and meeting types. Led by a seasoned leadership team, our clients benefit from our history, knowledge and expertise. We look forward to meeting you!
Use the Let’s Get Started form to schedule a deep dive call and let us put our talented team to work for you.
About: Andy is our CEO and Founder. With over 25 years of experience in the event marketing and meeting management space, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our clients.
Client Snapshot: Novartis, Carnival Cruise Lines, DHL, Cleveland Clinic, Mars, PC Connection, AlphaGraphics, Office Depot, MannKind, Pfizer, Abbott, Shire, Baxter
Expertise: Strategic Meeting Consulting, Meetings, Conferences, Advisory Boards, Tradeshows, Board of Directors
Interesting Tidbit: Andy loves spending time with his family and loves to hike with his dog Patches
About: As AMI’s President, Todd has trained and developed a superior staff and executes professionally branded meetings and events. Todd and his team have successfully established brand identity and recruited attendees to meetings, events and conferences throughout the United States and around the globe.
Client Snapshot: Novartis, Pfizer, MannKind, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Shire and Baxter, PC Connection, AlphaGraphics, Office Depot, Fort Lauderdale Mariner's Club, Carnival Cruise Lines, DHL, Cleveland Clinic, The Vitamin Shoppe
Expertise: Advisory Boards, KOL Meetings, Tradeshows, Sales Incentive Programs,VIP Events & Galas
Interesting Tidbit: Todd grew up in a military family and spent his early years living in many places including Germany, Hawaii, Kansas and Florida before his Father retired from the military and became a lobbyist in Washington, DC.
About: John is the hands-on leader of our AMI Project Management team ensuring that AMI’s high standards of excellence are realized through every meeting we touch, from conception to execution. His extensive experience in the event industry coupled with his keen business sense ensure that every client and attendee’s expectations are met to the fullest.
Client Snapshot: Dow Jones & Co., Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Reynolds American, Mars Inc., E&J Gallo Winery, McCormack Spice Company, Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard and both the Democratic and Republican National Committees
Expertise: Sales and Product Launches, Employee Incentive Programs, Conferences, Congresses, and Trade Shows
Interesting Tidbit: John enjoys boating the beautiful waterways of Fort Lauderdale and the preservation of historic, mid-century architecture of South Florida.
About: Kelly’s primary focus is overseeing all internal operations, including HR, Accounting, IT, Insurance & Office support.
Client Snapshot: Shire, Office Depot, DHL, Novartis, MedImmune, Mannkind & Cleveland Clinic, PC Connection, AlphaGraphics, Fort Lauderdale Mariner’s Club, DHL, The Vitamin Shoppe
Expertise: Revenue and compliance-based events such as Conferences, Congresses, Pharmaceutical and CME Programs
Interesting Tidbit: Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and 4-year old son, Aeden, and is a die-hard Virginia Tech fan.
About: Aurelio brings years of experience organizing events, strategic teams and large scale projects to the AMI team as the lead on the American Meetings Network and Partner Meeting Planner programs. He excels in his ability to effectively manage team members towards success. Aurelio’s career has spanned the fields of Education, Healthcare, MRO and Spirit where his leadership efforts have built successful teams that work well together.
Client Snapshot: Sanofi Aventis, Boehringer Ingelheim, InVentiv Health, University of North Texas, Florida International University, DeVry University, Varsity Spirit Group, Grainger, Baptist Health, Jackson Health Systems, HCA Healthcare
Expertise: Large Scale Events and Championships, Pharmaceutical Conferences, Educational forums, Corporate Meetings and Trade Shows, Lunch and Learns, Sales Incentive Programs
Interesting Tidbit: Aurelio spends a large part of his time with his family which includes his 5 nieces and nephews. He is a super fan of all South Florida sports teams: Go Heat, Dolphins and Marlins!!!
About: Christa's role encompasses account management, staff management and development, training and procedural development and execution, with a strong focus on compliance, transparency reporting and ROI.
Client Snapshot: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, United Therapeutics
Expertise: Strategic and Collaborative Account Management, Pharmaceutical Meeting and Event Planning/Management
Interesting Tidbit: Christa is a Florida native, born and raised in St. Petersburg. She is happily married to Randall and has two children, Caroline and Benton, as well as a rescue pup named George.
About: As VP of Account Management, Nathan brings nearly 15 years of project leadership and business technology experience to the AMI team and a passion for excellence which assures each client receives exceptional service and achieves optimal results.
Client Snapshot: Pfizer, Alkermes, Alexion, Shire, Gen-Probe Inc., Cu-Tech, eClinical Consulting Group, DSP Clinical, QST Consultations, Research Dynamics, ERA Clinical, PPD, ResearchPoint Global, Capital One, JPMorgan Chase, American Express, Sprint, Omnicomm Systems Inc., GDSI
Expertise: Strategic Planning & Execution, Comprehensive Project Leadership, Executive & Cross-Functional Collaboration, Effective Communication & Presentation Skills, Client & Vendor Relationship Building, Process Improvement & Efficiency
Interesting Tidbit: Nathan truly believes in a good work-life balance. A strong advocate in health and fitness, Nathan enjoys being active outdoors, keeping physically and mentally fit, traveling and exploring new places.
About: Chelsea’s passion for the meeting and hospitality industry is in her DNA. Prior to joining the American Meetings Team as a VP of Account she worked as an Event Manager. She then progressed to Executive Meeting Manager with increasing responsibilities in operations, sales and events at one of Florida’s historic landmark hotels for four years, making her transition to AMI a natural.
Client Snapshot: MannKind, USF, Cyrus One, OPKO, OptiNose, The Las Olas Company dba Riverside Hotel, Inventive Productions Inc., Renaissance Fort Lauderdale - Plantation Hotel, The Tasting Company.
Expertise: Event Manager, Event and Marketing Coordinator, Hospitality Management, Leadership, Meeting Planning, Corporate Events, Budgets, Marketing Strategy
Interesting Tidbit: In her free time Chelsea loves taking advantage of the perfect year-round weather that Florida offers, spending as much time outdoors as possible especially the beach. She is an avid sports fan, as long as it involves any team from her native Boston!
About: As the Director of The American Meetings Network, Paul is responsible for the sales, business development and customer service for the American Meetings Network’s 63,000+ database of meeting and event professionals as well as planning AMI’s quarterly Global Procurement Days for our Partner Supplier Network.
Client Snapshot: Tarsus Medical Group, MedTech Impact Expo, Wimbledon Health Partners Cloud 9 Adventures, CaptureLife Magazine, HighGround PR, Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida.
Expertise: Sales Management, Trade Shows, Business Development, Project Management, Event Operations, Strategic Marketing, Systems Integration, Logistics.
Interesting Tidbit: A graduate of The Florida State University (Go Noles!), Paul is an avid Scuba diver and also enjoys sport fishing, golfing, and enjoying the best of South Florida living with his two daughters.
About: After 15 years on the hotel sales side of the meetings industry, Tessa joined American Meetings to lead a team of sourcing managers. AMI sources over 500+ meetings annually!
Client Snapshot: Bristol Myers Squibb, Optinose, CVS Health, Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Expertise: Site Selection, Hotel Contracting, Cost Savings
Interesting Tidbit: Tessa is a Louisiana girl at heart, she loves LSU football and hosting backyard BBQ’s and crawfish boils.
About: Josie is a seasoned professional in management and providing an extraordinary customer service experience. With over 12 years of retail management she brings a wealth of knowledge around customer service, employee and budget management, and solution based sales.
Client Snapshot: AT&T, Cleveland Clinic, Carnival Cruises, Cox
Expertise: Retail management, customer service, employee and budget management, and solution based sales
Interesting Tidbit: In her personal life Josie is a proud Aunt to her two nephews Joey and Sebastian and her 4 month old niece Waverly. In her downtime she enjoys spending quality time with family and her boyfriend, Derek, and their two puppies Roxy and Cocoa.
About: Bill is the driving force of all things creative at AMI. His talent lies in his passion for listening and interpreting our clients’ visions during the creative process; however, his ability stretches far beyond just creative. Bill brings 20+ years of experience in programming and has developed user interfaces for many of our solutions including MeetingSoft, our custom employee awards platforms, and online marketing strategies. Bill is the winner of multiple design awards including The American Advertising Foundation (Addy's), Print Magazine, Communication Arts Magazine. He has developed brand guidelines and managed print and online materials for several Fortune 500 companies.
Client Snapshot: John Deere, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Quintiles, Syngenta, General Electric, Cleveland Clinic, Carnival Cruise Lines
Expertise: Novartis, Wyndham Vacations, John Deere, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Quintiles, Syngenta, General Electric, Cleveland Clinic, Carnival Cruise Lines.
Interesting Tidbit: In his free time, Bill likes to fish & surf, and believe it or not, he can recite all of the prepositions in the English language! If you don't believe him just ask!
About: Cory grew up working with IT and joined the corporate IT ranks before graduating High School. He later joined the US Army as an IT Specialist and graduated training at the top of his class with Honors. Through his work with Dynamic Network Support (DNS), Cory has learned and continually works to master any and all aspects he can. His certifications include Microsoft, Apple, security, various web technologies, and he holds a degree in Computer Science.
Client Snapshot: Elite Crew International, Oak Construction, Cleveland Clinic, AlphaGraphics
Expertise: Data integrity and confidentiality, Complex IT problem solving, System Security, premier customer support
Interesting Tidbit: Cory has over 5 years of experience in the Army Reserves. He works out daily and loves to play with new technologies as soon as he can get his hands on them. He and his wife Jessica recently welcomed their new infant son Damon.
About: Tarique leads audiovisual and technology strategies for AMI. His focus and dedication to dealing with client needs, exceeding clients expectations make him one of the most highly regarded professionals in the business. Tarique is experienced in multiple Audio Visual & Production technologies and manages an impressive network of Technical Directors, Set Designers, and Audio and Video Engineers.
Client Snapshot: Pfizer, DELL, T-MOBILE, SODEXO, YMCA, BVLGARI, MADONNA
Expertise: Video Mapping, Audio Design, Creative Director, Client’s New Best Friend
Interesting Tidbit: Tarique loves Music, Fashion, Film, Art, Sports, Classic Cars & Cooking.
About: Julian is experienced in various AV technologies and applies this understanding in all phases of event production.
Client Snapshot: Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Infinity Motors, Ultimate Software, Banco Santander, NFL, Microsoft, Lincoln Financial, Morgan Stanley.
Expertise: Audio Design, Video Projection, Logistics, Creative Direction, and Set Design.
Interesting Tidbit: Julian enjoys producing electronic music, deejaying, fishing, and traveling.
About: With over two decades of experience, Shawn Ottmar manages our international network of production and A/V professionals who execute cutting-edge events for our clients across multiple industries - discerning businesses that demand both flawless execution and cutting-edge technology. Shawn also specializes in interactive technologies (Webinars, audience response systems, smartphone/tablet technologies) designed to help engage your audience, collect data from them, and make their experience even more memorable. Shawn's ability to create a calm, controlled and never panicked atmosphere, combined with his adeptness at problem solving “on-the-fly” him uniquely suited to what he does, and it’s one of the reasons we have so many return clients.
Client Snapshot: Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, AlphaGraphics, Vitamin Shoppe, Bristol Myers Squibb, GE
Expertise: Conferences, Virtual Meetings, Congresses, Sales Launches
Interesting Tidbit: Shawn is married with two boys and enjoys traveling with his family when he is not on the road for business.
About: Philippa is a seasoned project manager with over a decade’s experience in project management She is am responsible for planning, coordinating and executing virtual for engagements, globally.
Client Snapshot: Pfizer, BMS, Cox, Monsoon Accessorize, Vision On Consultancy
Expertise: Conferences, Board Meetings, Award Programs, Fashion Shows, Lunch and Learns, Corporate Product Launches, Virtual Meetings.
Interesting Tidbit: Phillipa is an avid traveler, mostly prior to having her 2 beautiful children. Phillipa still loves to travel as much as she can with her family. Whilst in the UK she was an active member of the Girl Guide Association and ran a local group in near her home in London for 10 years. A graduate of the Princes Trust which is a youth charity, focused on training and education and on helping the young get jobs.
About: Andrea is a seasoned project manager with over 8 years of international experience with advertising, project management and video production across multiple countries the US and Latin-American region.
Client Snapshot: Pfizer, Planet IFE, Experimenta Colombia Electronics Arts Festival, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá
Expertise: Conferences, Board Meetings, Award Programs, Fashion Shows, Lunch and Learns, Corporate Product Launches, Virtual Meetings.
Interesting Tidbit: Andrea is passionate about contemporary art and has a week spot for illustration and all that is design related.
About: With almost two decades of event planning experience, Maria plans and executes events with seasoned expertise and focus. She has strategically planned and coordinated events ranging from small corporate meetings and regional trainings to national conferences with domestic and international attendees.
Client Snapshot: Bristol-Myers Squibb, MS, Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, Nova Southeastern University, Cingular, Junior Chamber International
Expertise: Maria plans and executes events with seasoned expertise and focus. She has strategically planned and coordinated events ranging from small corporate meetings and regional trainings to national conferences with domestic and international attendees.
Interesting Tidbit: Interesting tidbits: Speaks Swahili fluently and is fascinated by designing and decorating small spaces.
About: Lilia is senior meeting manager for AMI responsible for organizing the details involved with planning both larger and small programs in the Unites States, Europe and Asia.
Client Snapshot: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Expertise: Investigator Meetings, Medical Seminars, Conferences & Symposiums, Congresses, Award Dinners.
Interesting Tidbit: Lilia truly enjoys working with clients from all over the world; she speaks Russian, English, French, and won’t stop there - next on the list is Hindi.
About: Olivia is a meeting planner for AMI. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations certificate and a Minor in Sales. With several different internships and being a member of the Student Alumni Council during her college career she has gained great experience in planning several different events. Olivia has grown her role from intern to project coordinator to Meeting planner at AMI. She travels both domestically and Globally for programs larger and small.
Client Snapshot: Cox, BMSIARC, & Bristol-Meyers Squibb
Expertise: Social Events, Weddings, Sporting Events, Food and Wine Tastings, Award Programs, Distinguished Alumni Conferences.
Interesting Tidbit: Olivia moved around many times, after living in Florida for most of her life she made a big move to Cincinnati right before her second year in college. Attending the University of Cincinnati was one of her greatest and most adventurous decisions. After a few years of cold, harsh winters, Olivia decided to move back to Florida and pursue her career. Olivia may call Florida home, but she will forever be a Bearcat at heart. Go Bearcats!
About: Meranda was selected as the only one from her NJ high school to work for NBC-New York as an intern in their Special Events Department. What an introduction to events that was! Her first role was to act as a liaison between NBC and celebrities who visited New York for various marketing and promotional activities. The seed was planted and there was no turning back. Very soon after college graduation, she began her career in meeting and event planning for Pfizer and Novartis.
Client Snapshot: Bristol-Myers Squibb, NBC-New York, Pfizer, Novartis, KOS Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Labs, Schering-Plough, Bayview Financial, Equitrac.
Expertise: Investigator Meetings, Medical Seminars, Conferences & Symposiums, Congresses, Award Dinners, Executive Retreats, Advisory Boards, Incentive Trips.
Interesting Tidbit: Meranda is an Egyptian salsa dancer who speaks Arabic, English and some Spanish.
About: Carmen brings 20 years of experience as a corporate and pharmaceutical meeting planner, and has the passion for executing well-planned events globally.
Client Snapshot: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Deloitte & Touche, Arthur Anderson, Bank of New York
Expertise: Solution-Focused Professional in Planning Corporate Meetings, Events, Conferences, On-Demand Lectures and Lunch & Learns
Interesting Tidbit: Carmen was born in the Dominican Republic and has lived in New York, Connecticut and most recently relocated to the Sunshine State “Florida”. She speaks Spanish fluently and is blessed with a wonderful husband and two beautiful girls. She also enjoys DIY projects and creating memorable home-videos.
About: Stephanie is a Senior Project Coordinator for AMI. She has spent her career in the meetings industry. Starting on the front lines with registration. Stephanie is now a seasoned meeting professional and an expert in all event systems, project management and customer service.
Client Snapshot: PC Connection, Novartis, MannKind, Fort Lauderdale Mariner’s Club, Ortho-McNeil, AlphaGraphics, Mars, DHL, & The Vitamin Shop.
Expertise: Conferences, Seminars, Advisory Boards, Sales Launches, Lunch and Learns
Interesting Tidbit: Stephanie’s personal life has been busy as well with a marriage and a new baby boy within the last 18 months.
About: Lauren is an experienced manager who has had an exciting career in both association and corporate meeting planning. She leads our team of project coordinators ensuring the highest level of service.
Client Snapshot: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Paul Mitchell, US Marines, Talladega Speedway, Caesar’s Entertainment, Warner Bros. DC Comics, Cliff Bar.
Expertise: Client Relations & services, Large Scale Outdoor Events, Keynote Speaker Dinners, Festival and Entertainment Events, and Venue Management, Travel Logistics
Interesting Tidbit: Lauren enjoys watching almost all sports especially Kentucky Basketball and Alabama Football. When she’s not wearing her Meeting Coordinator hat (or Derby hat) you can always find her with her husband, Brad, and their 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Tucky (short for Kentucky of course).
About: About: Florencia is a project coordinator for AMI. She received her training in hospitality at Florida International University. She currently coordinates all areas of meetings and has traveled internationally executing programs for AMI.
Client Snapshot: Bristol- Myers Squibb, Walt Disney World, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Expertise: Social events, weddings, corporate events, charity walks
Interesting Tidbit: In her free time, Florencia enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes from Pinterest with her husband and family. If she is not cooking, she is planning her next vacation to a new destination.
About: Chiara is a project coordinator for AMI managing all aspects of the meeting coordination process from event registration to supply management. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida International University - Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2016, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hospitality Management including a specialization in Event Management. She has traveled both international and domestically executing events.
Client Snapshot: Bristol-Myers Squibb, W Hotels, Darden Restaurants, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Expertise: Customer Service, Operation Management, OpenTable, Rex Room Expediter.
Interesting Tidbit: Chiara has lived in four different countries: Italy, The United Kingdom, The United States, and Spain. Born in Rome, Italy Chiara also speaks Italian fluently.
About: Briana is a Meeting Coordinator and works with each of the AMI Planners and assists them from the start of the meeting through the close out of the meeting.
Client Snapshot: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Walt Disney World, Live Nation, Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
Expertise: Attendee Engagement, Award Ceremonies, VIP Experience Management, Sporting and Entertainment Events, Artist Relations.
Interesting Tidbit: Briana enjoys her time off at the beach, watching soccer games or taking last minute weekend trips to Disney with her friends and family. You can usually find her at a local concert or making her friends laugh over her favorite dessert, superman ice cream!
About: Anja is meeting coordinator for AMI. She creates and manages attendee registration websites, coordinates travel and hotel accommodations ensuring meeting supplies are in good condition and arrive to the meeting on time.
Client Snapshot: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Biz Bash, & National Christian Foundation’s Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.
Expertise: Social Events, Company Picnics, Tradeshows, Volunteer Management, Sporting Events, Antique Shows, Seminars, Consumer Shows, and Customer Service.
Interesting Tidbit: Photography, Florida Gator Athletics, the beach, and concerts are just a few of Anja’s many interests outside of the office. On weekends she can be found exploring new places with friends, at Sunday Dinner with her Italian-Irish Family or at the dog park with her boyfriend, Sean, and their royal puppy, Hogan- “The Duke of Biscuits.”
About: : Elizabeth specializes in expense reimbursement for the AMI organization ensuring all information and documentation is verified prior to payment, and is always committed to the highest level of customer service. She has traveled extensively and has worked in both retail and the hospitality industries, including event planning at a four-star hotel.
Client Snapshot: Bristol-Myers Squibb, AT&T Wireless, Sprint PCS, Law Office of Bohdan Neswiacheny, Thomas & Pearl, P.A., Miguel A. Bonilla & Assoc.,Moss CM
Expertise: Retail and hospitality, Event Planning, Customer Service, Administrative Assistance, on-site project assistant.
Interesting Tidbit: Elizabeth enjoys cooking, reading, writing poetry and short stories, and spending time with her teenage daughter, they love fur babies and going to the beach, as well as exploring new restaurants.
About: Elizabeth works on financial reconciliations for AMI. She began her career in the legal field as well as Customer Service working the medical field where she soared as the official trainer for a growing company offering telemedicine for patients nationwide. Elizabeth’s passion has always been to endeavor into the corporate world, and the opportunity presented itself in April 2016, where she is currently the Assistant for the Accounting Department at AMI, Inc.
Client Snapshot: MDLive, Inc. , Law Offices of Robert Rubenstein, P.A. , AMI, Inc.
Expertise: Analyzing data, Checking for Accuracy, Customer Service, and Leading Teams
Interesting Tidbit: Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, loves good mystery novels, and playing the piano.
About: While Laura’s past 8 years of experience have been primarily in accounting and finance, she is no stranger to the meetings and events industry. A New York native, Laura spent her college years working at sporting arenas for Boston Concession as a beverage supervisor and inventory control manager. As AMI’s Staff Accountant, Laura’s primary responsibilities include invoicing, accounts payable, bank reconciliations, payroll and tax preparation.
Client Snapshot: Cleveland Clinic, Mars Inc., AlphaGraphics
Expertise: Revenue-based events such as Conferences, Congresses, and CME Programs
Interesting Tidbit: Laura moved to Florida in 1991, and volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader for several years. She loves to sew and spends all of her free time making clothes for her 7 grandchildren.
About: Tatiana is behind our Front-End Operations managing our office and reception areas as well as supporting our accounting and executive teams. Throughout her career, Tatiana has worked in roles ranging from cost control, database management, IT development and marketing.
Client Snapshot: Cleveland Clinic, Human Rights Campaign, EPS (Bogota), Social Security Offices of Colombia, AlphaGraphics, Mars, Carnival Cruise Lines
Expertise: Global Meetings, CME Programs, International Advisory Boards, Sales and Product Launches, Congresses
Interesting Tidbit: Tatiana was born in Colombia and moved to the US with her family in 2006. She loves spending time with children, reading, and watching TV, and she considers herself a “techie” at heart.