Location: New Paltz
Description of Experience: Lisa has twenty plus years experience in event management… starting out in guest activity programs at resorts around the country; She moved into food and beverage events directing catering/banquet operations. Currently, Lisa is a meeting and event planning professional.
Registration Software Proficiency: Excellent
Languages Spoken: English
Full Bio: In my most recent position at a not-for-profit membership association, I am a conference meeting planner. I meet event purposes /objectives on behalf of an association. The liaison for all communication regarding and the conduit of all things conference. Managing programs from start to finish, I have gained valuable experience as a conference committee member, sponsorship liaison, speaker solicitor/ scheduler, vendor relations manager, soliciting bids and negotiates terms for venues and services, creator of volunteer and scholarship opportunities, and strong knowledge in implementing/managing web registration system/software. I am also the on-site manager coordinating such logistics as technology, catering, presenter needs, some transportation, and hotel room arrangements and room block reservations. These days I am responsible for producing conferences at the association’s nationwide, regional, annual and international meetings ranging in size from 100-500. (A typical conference encompasses a 30 booth trade show, multiple day functions, with up to 36 consecutive sessions with over 100 speakers.) Creating great events is an art. Many elements, logistics and specific goals make up the final outcomes of what is accomplished and what people remember. Putting these pieces together is dynamic. My style is current, savvy, supportive, resourceful and innovative. Earlier in my career in hotel catering operations I was trained by the best mentors and have the knowledge in directing the execution of corporate events, multiple day national & international conferences, exhibit shows, college campus wide events, presidential, board meetings, ground breaking events, grand openings, networking receptions, and social galas, etc. from 5 to 3000 people. Specialties include holiday, theme, annual, an appreciation day events for employees and/or customers. I am able to support events on behalf of clients at full service hotels and resort settings, college campuses and off premise venues. B.S.Degree in Hospitality Mgt. / A.S. Resort Leisure Mgt. I enjoy being an event leader, a point of contact supportive role, for planning and event logistics, for people who are visionary and have higher missions. On -site management gives me a “pulse” in life.