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)

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