I am a certified professional hospitality industry consultant specializing in all aspects of hotel & convention center site selection and contract negotiations, as well as on-site management of meetings, events, incentive programs & tradeshows.
I am based in San Diego, CA and available to travel domestically or internationally, either as a team lead, or as a member of a team. I am fluent in Spanish, French, Dutch & English and have extensive work and travel experience in North & Central America, Europe, North Africa, and Asia.
My background spans more than three decades of working in sales, marketing & meeting/event planning in the hospitality industry, including 20 years with the San Diego Convention Center -- in a variety of roles from Booking Coordinator, Director of Sales, Associate Vice President of Sales.
I also offer Association Chapter Management Services -- I currently am the Managing Director for Southwest & Pacific Chapter of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) and the San Diego Chapter of HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.)
Finally, I provide consultant services for Convention & Visitors Bureaus and Tourism Boards across the nation – Review, evaluate, and provide recommendations regarding marketing plans, sales deployment, goal distribution, and strategic planning.
Areas of Expertise Include:
• Site & Venue Selection
• Contract Negotiations (Hotels, Convention Centers & Other vendors)
• Housing and Registration
• Travel Arrangements
• Transportation Coordination
• On-Site Supervision (Group Meetings & Events, Themed & Special Events, TradeShows, etc)
• Food & Beverage Arrangements and Supervision
• Audio-Visual Arrangements and Supervision
• VIP’s, Presenters & Sponsors Management
• Budget, Program Estimation & Billing
• Newsletter Writing & Editing
• Web Design & Promotional Development & Maintenance
• Association Chapter Management Services (Strategic leadership, Bookkeeping, Program & Registration Services, Website Maintenance, Data/Record Keeping, Member Recruitment)