Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 20 November 2006

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)
20 November 2006
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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)
*** The VJOTW
1. Program Assistant, Meetings; Association of Zoos & Aquariums; Silver
Spring, MD
2. Convention & Visitors Bureau Director; Pinellas County Government;
Tampa Bay, FL
3. Travel and Events Assistant; D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.; New York, NY
4. Chapter Relations Manager; Meeting Professionals International;
Dallas, TX
5. Account Executive; One World Incentives, Inc.; Sausalito, CA
6. Meeting Manager; TMG INC.; Mt. Royal, NJ
7. Meeting Planner (Senior); Vindico Medical Education; Thorofare, NJ
8. Meetings Planner; American Public Transportation Association;
Washington, DC
9. Sr. Conference Planner; Confidential; Washington, DC
10. Exhibit Sales Manager; International Association of Fire Chiefs;
Fairfax, VA
11. Manager, Industry Relations; Air Force Association; Arlington, VA
12. General Manager; Los Angeles Convention Center; Los Angeles, CA
13. Meeting Planner / Executive Assistant; Construction Management
Association of America (CMAA); McLean, VA
14. Association & Conference Manager; BSC Management; Los Angeles, CA
15. Meetings Coordinator; Travel Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings Mills,
16. Client Relations Assistant; Travel Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings
Mills, MD
17. Meetings Assistant, Meetings & Incentives Department; Travel
Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings Mills, MD
18. Director, Center for Education & Meeting Services; American College
of Prosthodontists; Chicago, IL
19. Manager, Meeting Services; Congress of Neurological Surgeons;
Schaumburg, IL
20. Exhibit Sales Representative; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax,
21. Marketing and Events Manager; The Association for Work Process
Improvement (TAWPI); Boston, MA
22. Corporate Membership & Special Events Coordinator; Careers In
Nonprofits, Inc.; Chicago, IL
23. Registrar & Event Assistant; National Investment Center; Annapolis,
24. Manager of Education Programs & Attendee Services; SECO
International, LLC; Atlanta, GA
25. Meeting and Events Coordinator-Long term temp; Sony Electronics; San
Diego, CA
26. Olympic Client Services Manager; Jet Set Sports; Far Hills, NJ
27. Event Coordinator; James Ray International; Carlsbad, CA
28. Director of Meetings and Exhibits; American Academy of
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation; Alexandria, VA
30. Meeting Planner II; Raymond James; St. Petersburg, FL
31. Meeting Planner; MAC Meetings and Events; St. Louis, MO
32. Sr. Manager/Associate Director, Event Management (AMLN-01933);
Amylin Pharmaceuticals; San Diego, CA
33. Meeting Planner; Information Management Network; New York, NY
34. Production Coordinator – 1MA; Antidote Education Company; Dallas, TX
35. Association Meeting Planner; PBUS; Washington, DC
36. Development Events Coordinator, Special Event; Georgetown
University; Washington, DC
37. Director of Convention Marketing; Orlando CVB; Orlando, FL
38. Administrative Assistant, Special Events; Petersen Automotive
Museum; Los Angeles, CA
39. Revenue Manager; WASHINGTON COURT HOTEL; Washington, DC
40. Assistant Director; Capital Hilton Hotel; Capital Hilton Hotel
41. Senior Vice President of Sales; Nashville Convention & Visitors
Bureau; Nashville, TN
42. Vice President of Marketing Communications; Huntington Beach CVB;
Huntington Beach, CA
43. Vice President, Marketing; Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Sacramento, CA
44. Sales Manager; Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Houston, TX
45. Senior Sales Manager; Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors
Bureau; Louisville, KY
46. Convention Sales Manager; Portland Oregon Visitors Association;
Portland, OR
47. Executive Director; Visitor Industry Council (“VIC”); Miami, FL
48. Convention Services Manager; Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Norfolk, VA


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Whether you are traveling, hosting, or
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*************The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)*********************

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********** The VJOTW (from Ned Lundquist) ***********

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****** Here are the jobs! ******************

1. Program Assistant, Meetings; Association of Zoos & Aquariums; Silver
Spring, MD

Assist in administrative function of all AZA conferences and meetings.
Responsibilities include:
–coordinate speakers needs,
–draft and proofread program listings,
–assist with meeting logistics interfacing with key staff liaisons at
hotel, convention center, member organizations, etc.
–coordinate meeting surveys from creation to distribution to final
–manage the archiving of past meeting history,
–assist with preparation of reports,
–manage registration for small meetings,
–assist with special projects.
–Type, format and proof documents, agendas, minutes and reports.
–Prepare mailings and meeting materials
–schedule and participate in phone conferences.

Complete and submit office business forms (check requests, purchase
requests, reimbursement forms, credit card statements, etc.)

Perform basic office support (filing, photocopying, sending/receiving
faxes, responding to emails, and answering phone calls).

Process and batch checks for various meetings; submit to accounting.

Maintain lists of the Conference committee members, Local Host
Committees, and listservs.

Contact members on behalf of the Meetings Manager.

Schedule appointments and provide meeting logistical support as needed
(arrange location, food, etc.)

Prepare updates for website, keep material refreshed and post new

Make travel arrangements and provide needed support for AZA staff as

Assist with front desk phone duties as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Meetings Manager or the Senior
Vice President, Marketing.

Knowledge, skills and other characteristics

Meeting or event planning experience or knowledge
Knowledge of Meeting industry terminology and meeting planning process
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Skill in maintaining strong customer service
Skill in typing documents and data accurately.
Strong proofreading skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
with staff and members.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Ability to multi-task.

Minimum training and experience:

Bachelor's degree and/or experience in meeting management.
1-3 years clerical experience.
Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access, Excel and internet
Experience with industry standard graphic design software such as
Adobe Illustrator and Photo Shop desired but not required.
Experience writing web content a plus.
Experience with office equipment such as copier, fax machine, mailing
machine, etc.


How to Apply:

Resume to:
AZA- Meetings
8403 Colesville Road
Suite 710
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Fax: (301)

2. Convention & Visitors Bureau Director; Pinellas County Government;
Tampa Bay, FL

Pinellas County Government is seeking an articulate, dynamic individual
with excellent leadership skills to serve as Director of the St.
Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. With a budget
of $27+million and 35 employees, this department serves as the official
tourism marketing and management organization for the area.

BS/BA in Economics, Journalism, Marketing, Business Admin,
Communications, or related field and 5 years of experience in economic
development, tourism and/or travel industry including 3 years in an
administrative or supervisory capacity.

CDME, strong international experience, and excellent interpersonal

Additional information available at

Company Benefits: Group Health Plan, Group Dental Plan, Prescription
Drug Plan, Vision Care Plan, Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health
Benefits, Group Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Annual Leave, Paid
Holidays, Florida Retirement System, Fully Equipped Fitness Center and

Note: All interested candidates must complete an application and a
knowledge & experience questionnaire. You may obtain these documents by
calling our office at (727) 464-3367 or by visiting us on the Internet
at the following web address:

Contact By: January 2, 2007.

3. Travel and Events Assistant; D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.; New York, NY

The D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development
firm, seeks a bright and motivated college graduate to assist with event
planning and travel management. This position offers a mixture of
administrative, research, and creative tasks in a fast-paced, friendly
environment. Daily responsibilities will include planning and executing
company events, researching new venues, creating budgets, auditing
travel expense reports and corporate credit card bills, and liaising
with the company travel agency. Applicants should have strong writing
skills and a solid knowledge of Excel; one year of related experience is
a major plus.

Members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment
matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin,
age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation,
marital status, disability, or any other protected class. 

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to

4. Chapter Relations Manager; Meeting Professionals International;
Dallas, TX

Established in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the
leading global community committed to shaping and defining the future of
the meetings and events industry. As the largest professional
association for the $122.3 billion meetings industry, MPI defines the
return on investment and strategic value meetings bring to individuals,
organizations and the global economy. MPI helps its members enhance
their professional value by providing them with best practices, superior
education, the latest research and trends, and networking opportunities.

MPI has an immediate opening for a Chapter Relations Manager. This
candidate will be responsible for developing, managing and executing our
business strategy to grow and develop assigned international chapters
through programs and services supporting leadership development, chapter
organization and structure, and membership recruitment and retention.
Previous work experience managing an affiliate/chapter structure and/or
work in a membership-based organization is highly preferred. Industry
certification preferred, i.e., CAE, CMP, CMM.

This candidate will consult with select volunteer chapter leaders in the
areas of education and program development, strategic planning, business
planning, budgeting and leadership development. This position is
required to travel up to 60% annually.

The successful candidate will be a high caliber team player with a
strong commitment to innovate and motivate. Strong problem solving,
organizational, and communication skills, plus the ability to manage
multiple projects and exercise strong business acumen are required.
Qualified applicants will have three or more years of progressive
association, industry or related experience, have budgeting experience,
and be highly computer proficient.
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university
or equivalent.

Please reference the job code-MPI-CRM via– when
responding to this posting. Please include your salary requirements.
Resumes with salary requirements will receive first priority. No phone
calls please. Should an interview be deemed appropriate, we will contact
applicants via phone or email.

5. Account Executive; One World Incentives, Inc.; Sausalito, CA

We are an event management company that delivers unparalleled meeting
and event experiences to a diverse group of internationally recognized
clients. We provide solutions for a wide variety of situations be it to
reward employees, strengthen customer relationships, introduce new
products, increase brand awareness, or generate leads. We operate as a
partner with our clients, utilizing our group of expert and seasoned
professionals to create meetings and events that consistently exceed
We are now in need of a results-oriented, dedicated sales professional
with a proven track record within our industry. Only those with events
industry sales experience will be considered. If you are a driven,
experienced salesperson and prepared to develop and grow customer
relationships with the support of a strong team, then we want to meet

Key responsibilities of the Sales Manager include:
-Establish and manage the solicitation and new account process (from
initial contact and RFP preparation/presentation through execution of
first event)
-Establish a pipeline of short and long term sales opportunities
-Achieve sales targets and maximize account growth
-Ensure client satisfaction in existing and new accounts
-Develop strong relationships within existing client base as well as
build relationships with new clients
-Identify new business opportunities within existing accounts
-Develop and market creative solutions that will land new business

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
-A minimum of 5 years in a similar professional sales position within
the events industry
-Proven track record and current rolodex of client contacts
-A broad understanding of event marketing and conference planning
-Self-motivated, flexible with demonstrated initiative
-Works well in a small business environment; is a team player
-Excellent verbal and writing skills
Bachelor's Degree

To apply please contact: . Include Account
Executive in the subject line of your email and include a salary
history. No calls please. 

6. Meeting Manager; TMG INC.; Mt. Royal, NJ

A New Jersey Association Management Company is seeking FT Meeting
Manager. Must possess experience with web-based abstract submission and
data management. The ability to effectively negotiate contracts, plan
and manage hotel and convention center logistics, financial reporting
including preparation and management of event budgets, proficient in
Microsoft Office. Project management/strong organizational skills
required. Candidate must have a minimum of five years experience. CMP
preferred. Travel required. Competitive salary & benefits. Email resume
& salary requirements: or mail to Donna Mulholland,
Director of Operations, TMG, Inc. 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ 08061 or
fax 856.423.3420.

7. Meeting Planner (Senior); Vindico Medical Education; Thorofare, NJ

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced meeting planner.
Applicant must be able to manage multiple tasks ranging from site
selection, contract negotiation, on-site management, budgeting and
professional education recruitment. CME knowledge is desirable. Travel
is required. Send resume and salary requirements to. EOE.

Contact: Robin Czapla

8. Meetings Planner; American Public Transportation Association;
Washington, DC

Washington-based trade association has immediate need for individual to
provide extensive meeting support for all association meetings,
workshops, and trade show. Must have strong meetings background.
Requires college degree in Business Administration or related field with
a minimum of three to five years in meeting/hotel related experience.
(Two years of relevant meetings experience may be substituted for each
year of a four year Bachelors Degree). Trade association experience a
plus. Must have excellent word processing skills (MS Office Suite). Good
organizational skills as well as good oral and written communication
skills are essential. Excellent benefits package. Send resume with
salary history to: HR, APTA, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington,
DC 20006, email resume to, fax to 202-496-4323. EOE

9. Sr. Conference Planner; Confidential; Washington, DC

Immediate opening for a one (1) year term with an international
association near Dupont Circle. Will provide registration and meeting
services for the Association conferences as requested and supports
conference organizers with meeting logistics, registration policies, and
other requests. Reviews and negotiates hotel and vendor contracts. Able
to travel for one week at least four (4) times per year. Five (5) or
more years of experience required. Must have strong organizational and
communication skills, be experienced with Microsoft Office, and enjoy
working in a dynamic team environment. Excellent benefits. Candidates,
submit resumes, and cover letter with salary requirements at EOE/MF.

10. Exhibit Sales Manager; International Association of Fire Chiefs;
Fairfax, VA

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is the nation's
premiere fire service organization. For the past 133 years, the IAFC has
provided leadership, education and support to its nearly 13,000 chief
fire officers and emergency services managers.

The IAFC has a new opportunity for an Exhibit Sales Manager. This
position will be responsible for selling exhibit space and sponsorships
for multiple trade shows within the fire service industry. This position
will implement the sales and sponsorship program on a daily basis,
strive to exceed space and revenue goals for each event and manage
special programs for fire service manufacturers.

At least three to five years of sales experience in the exposition
industry (or comparable). Must be resourceful and demonstrate good
communication and organizational skills. Travel is required. Candidate
must be able to manage multiple responsibilities, meet sales goals and

The IAFC is a progressive workplace, offering health and dental
insurance, a retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, life
insurance, paid lunch hours, flex-time for some positions, free
underground parking, a business casual dress environment, annual and
sick leave, eleven paid holidays and subsidized fitness classes/club

Along with these benefits, we offer a competitive salary. For
consideration, please send cover letter and resume with salary
requirements to Personnel Dept., IAFC, 4025 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax,
VA 22033; fax: 703-273-9363 or e-mail: . We are an EOE

11. Manager, Industry Relations; Air Force Association; Arlington, VA

Responsible for sales and assignment of 50,000 square feet of exhibit
space at annual show (September, Washington DC) and all aspects
including attendance generation. Also responsible for an additional
annual show in Orlando (January/February). Negotiates all contracts for
these events including various service companies (security,
transportation, decorating, and show management). Responsible for
promoting corporate memberships and all aspects including renewals,
invoicing, and receivables. Maintains industry membership roster and
supports industry participation at all events including sponsorships,
dinner table sales, and promotional mailings. Must have several years
experience as well as excellent communication skills and professional
demeanor. Excellent benefits include health, life, and disability
insurance; legal plan; 529 plan; parking; EAP; tuition reimbursement;
401(k); pension plan; ten paid holidays; as well as generous leave

Contact: Kathy Snodgrass
Phone: 703-247-5851

12. General Manager; Los Angeles Convention Center; Los Angeles, CA

The City of Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States
with a multi-ethnic population of approximately 3.9 million, and is one
of the largest business, financial, and trade centers in the country. A
world-class city, Los Angeles has a diversified economy and an
unparalleled quality of life. The Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio R.
Villaraigosa, is looking for an effective leader and strong manager
capable of building strong relationships with a variety of groups and
individuals in Los Angeles. The new General Manager, will work very
closely with L.A. Live, the hotel industry and other entertainment
venues. An individual who thinks outside the box and is innovative and
creative in approach will be well received in Los Angeles. Five years of
executive level experience at the level of General Manager or Assistant
General Manager at a major convention and exhibition venue with over
500,000 sq ft of exhibit space and hosting a minimum of 300 events per
year with profit/loss and operational responsibilities, a minimum of a
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. Continued
education in the area of finance and management is highly desirable. The
salary range for the General Manager is $125,301 to $187,899. If you are
interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a cover letter
and resume to: Bob Murray, Bob Murray and Associates, 1677 Eureka Road,
Suite 202, Roseville, CA 95661, (916) 784-1985 fax or e-mail: Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled. A detailed
brochure is available. Please call (916) 784-9080.

13. Meeting Planner / Executive Assistant; Construction Management
Association of America (CMAA); McLean, VA

Search under way for Meetings Manager/Executive Assistant. Seeking
individual to assist the executive director and manage the meetings and
trade show of this fast-growing $2.5M plus budget, 11 staff, 4000 member
industry association.

Position requires a hands-on collaborative and responsive manager with a
Bachelor's degree (CMP a plus), a minimum of five (5) years experience
in not-for-profit meeting management, proficiency in Microsoft
applications, and strong written and oral communication skills.

CMAA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including
employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending
account (Section 125 plan); short- and long-term disability & life
insurance policies; and fully-vested annual 401(k) contributions.

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and *salary history* to Meetings
Manager/Executive Assistant Search attention Laura Odom at


14. Association & Conference Manager; BSC Management; Los Angeles, CA

This position is for an association/project manager with some meeting
planning tasks including:
-Operate client educational program, including 6-8 seminars/courses per
-Supervise 2-3 staff assigned to client accounts
-Administrative support and project coordination for several association
-Oversee membership recruitment for several clients
-Organize and attend courses, committee and other client-related
-Be available to carry out the clients' requests

Job Requirements:
-Extremely detail oriented
-Ability and willingness to work within tight deadlines
-Communications skills with a wide variety of people, including
executives, professionals and administrative client contacts
-Ability to travel and work energetically during meetings and
-Experience in supervision, association management, project management,
conference logistics, critical planning, and committee dynamics. Medical
association experience a plus.
-Ability to manage many tasks simultaneously with competing deadlines
-Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Internet
-College degree

Please reply only if you meet these requirements.


The above description covers the general nature and level of work to be
performed by the person(s) assigned to this job title. It is not
intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and
skills required of personnel in this job.

You may submit your resume by email to Please
attach your resume as either a Word document or a .pdf. You may also fax
your resume to (310) 437-0585. NO PHONE CALLS!

15. Meetings Coordinator; Travel Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings Mills,

High volume, fast paced travel management company in Owings Mills, seeks
a high energy meeting professional to support Meetings, Groups,
Incentives, and Tradeshow Dept. Qualified candidate will have 2+ years
meeting planning experience, contract negotiation skills, excellent
detailed project & organizational skills. Flexible with
Domestic/international travel. Benefits & compensation commensurable
with experience. Please send resume and salary requirements to

Contact: Wendy Acevedo
Phone: (410) 363-3111
Fax: (410)

16. Client Relations Assistant; Travel Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings
Mills, MD

The client relations assistant reports to the Operations Manager and
assists the department supervisor and sales manager with the sales
pipeline efforts; client orientation and turnover process as well as
other various departmental and operational functions. The client
relations assistant is a sensitive and intricate position with the
meetings and incentives department as it supports the sales process in
transitioning a new client from the budgeting and contract phase into a
meetings and incentives service team.

Job Requirements
. Two year AA degree preferred
. Above average knowledge of Microsoft Office products
. Proficient in Excel
. Working knowledge of PowerPoint
. Exceptional project management and multi-tasking skills
. Professional communication skills verbal and written
. Excellent priority setting
. A work style that adheres to the Meetings & Incentives Department
Chosen Values
. Must be able to travel 7-12 times a year to assist on site teams or to
attend face-to-face meetings with clients for annual service reviews

Position Description
. Maintain the meetings and events calendar
. Maintain the meetings and events pipeline items assigned
. Assign 800 phone numbers for clients
. Set up template service folders for planner teams
. Manage and complete the turnover process from sales to operations
. Draft meetings and event budgets
. Sales qualifying phone calls
. Meetings and Incentives evaluation phone calls
. Under the supervision of the department manager, troubleshoot client
concerns with standard operating procedures
. Provide all pre event research to secure prospective client rfp
process to budget draft
. Responsible for submitting to accounting the new meeting dk set up
forms and any subsequent revisions as needed by the service team
. QC contract draft against rfp, budget and client needs prior to
submitting to manager for signature
. Minimal travel may be required
. Other various departmental and operational functions as needed

Contact: Wendy Acevedo
Phone: (410) 363-3111
Fax: (410)

17. Meetings Assistant, Meetings & Incentives Department; Travel
Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings Mills, MD

High volume, fast paced meeting management company, seeks energetic
eager to learn meeting assistant for Meetings & Incentives Department.
Qualified candidate will have excellent detailed project &
organizational skills. Duties and responsibilities for this position
include registration, housing, shipping, answering phones, payment
processing and mass mailings. Familiar in Word and Excel. ISIS knowledge
beneficial. Excellent customer service and phone skills required. Please
send resume to

Contact: Wendy Acevedo
Phone: (410) 363-3111
Fax: (410)

18. Director, Center for Education & Meeting Services; American College
of Prosthodontists; Chicago, IL

19. Manager, Meeting Services; Congress of Neurological Surgeons;
Schaumburg, IL

20. Exhibit Sales Representative; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax,

We have an opening for an energetic, self-motivated individual to sell
exhibit space and sponsorships for trade shows. This mid-level sales
position is an excellent introduction to the tradeshow industry and J.
Spargo & Associates, Inc.

Responsibilities Include: Selling exhibit space by telephone, Generating
new leads, Cross-selling related shows, Minimal travel required

Compensation: Competitive salary and incentives Excellent benefits

About J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.: J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. is a
full service event management company with a solid 30+ year history of
providing clients with innovative, attentive management and sales
services, nationally and internationally. For more information, visit

TradeshowWeek recently named J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. to the list of
“Top 10 Show Management Companies in North America”.

Please fax resume with salary history to 703-818-9177 attn: HR manager
or email

21. Marketing and Events Manager; The Association for Work Process
Improvement (TAWPI); Boston, MA

22. Corporate Membership & Special Events Coordinator; Careers In
Nonprofits, Inc.; Chicago, IL

23. Registrar & Event Assistant; National Investment Center; Annapolis,

A small but growing not-for-profit organization seeks a highly motivated
individual who is eager to increase their knowledge of the event
planning industry to join our conference & events team. Individual will
oversee registration for 2 events, manage company database, assist staff
with travel arrangements for multiple events, prepare meeting packets
for 10+ meetings annually, coordinate sponsor needs, assist in on-site
management of annual conference and assist the Event & Marketing
Director with various other tasks as necessary. Occasional travel

Individual must: * have excellent data entry skills * be a self-starter
* be highly detail-oriented * be exceptional at multi-tasking * have
excellent customer service/communication skills (work well with board
members and sponsors) * work well individually and as a team member *
have some meeting/event coordination and data entry experience * be
proficient at MS Word, MS Outlook, and MS Excel

Please email resume AND salary requirements to Elisa Infante Freeman at

24. Manager of Education Programs & Attendee Services; SECO
International, LLC; Atlanta, GA

25. Meeting and Events Coordinator-Long term temp; Sony Electronics; San
Diego, CA

Top Global brand seeks proficient and experienced meeting/events
professional to join award winning events team.

The Meeting and Events coordinator works with the meeting and event
managers to plan high-profile corporate events.

If you are passionate, hardworking, and take pride in delivering
exceptional results we are interested in talking to you.

Responsibilities include:

-Housing/Hotel block management/travel planning
-Data Entry
-Budget /Invoice Tracking
-Venue and vendor research
-Menu selection, audio visual, tradeshow arrangements

Requirements Preferred:

-Bachelor's degree preferred
–Proficiency in MS-Office, Excel & Outlook
-Minimum of 2 years related experience with meetings and or tradeshows

Position is a full time long term temp assignment 12 months.
Contract can be extended based on performance.

-Exceptional customer service skills
-Professional communication skills
-Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
-Ability to travel to events when required and work long hours during
busy event days (12 hours)
-Experience with online housing registration management a plus

Contact: Susan

26. Olympic Client Services Manager; Jet Set Sports; Far Hills, NJ

Jet Set Sports is the premiere provider of Olympic Games Hospitality
packages and services for corporate executives and individual consumers.
Typical packages include Olympic tickets, accommodations, dining,
transportation, bi-lingual hosts, management services, sight-seeing and
much, much more. Jet Set Sports has 30 permanent full-time staff and
expands up to 350 or more contractors during the Olympic Games. Jet Set
Sports has been providing Olympic Hospitality since 1984 and is gearing
up for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter

We are currently seeking dynamic individuals with a proven track record
in the Event/Olympic Management field, to join our team. Creating a
corporate hospitality experience that reflects the excellence of the
Olympic Games is not only our mission but our passion. If you have the
passion, a minimum of 5 years experience in event management and
logistics, and a desire to join a rapidly growing team we would be
delighted to hear from you.

An Olympic Client Services Manager (CSM) is responsible for the entire
planning, preparation, management and on-site execution of a single or
multiple VIP Olympic Games Hospitality Programs. A CSM maintains
day-to-day contact with the client representative(s). Duties include,
but are not limited to, planning timelines and status reports; site
inspection trips, program budgets; detailed program schedules; daily
food and beverage functions; ticket allocations, accredited ground
transportation; accommodations; selection, training and management of
program staff; hospitality suites; guest and staff premiums; effective
communications programs, guest registrations; security planning and
preparedness; as well as entertainment and activities programs. A CSM is
extremely well versed in the Olympic Management System (OMS) and helps
the client to use the system optimally. The CSM also works closely with
Operations team to ascertain the feasibility and logistics regarding the
program schedule as well as with company leadership to ensure the
program delivery meets the Jet Set Sports standard. All CSM
responsibilities demand efficiency, accuracy, clear communication, acute
attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks
Required Qualification     
Minimum 5 years Event Management, Olympic Management, hospitality,
logistics and/or strategic planning experience.
University degree preferred

Interested applicants can forward their expressions of interest,
including a current resume and references to:

Jet Set Sports
196 Route 202 North
P.O. Box 366
Far Hills, NJ 07931


27. Event Coordinator; James Ray International; Carlsbad, CA

James Ray International is a personal development firm in Carlsbad,
California, dedicated to teaching individuals to create Harmonic Wealth®
in all areas of their lives. At James Ray International, we are looking
for new team members who are qualified, motivated, energetic, and
excited about our products, services, and what we have to offer the
world. We know that employment at James Ray International isn't just
about having a job it's about impacting the planet!

Job Purpose
As an Event Coordinator for James Ray International, you have the
opportunity to develop, coordinate, and execute a variety of live events
in order to create an exceptional client experience. The ideal candidate
will be a high-caliber performer with an unbelievable eye for detail who
can effortlessly complete all assigned projects/tasks in the most
effective and efficient manner possible.
– Research, evaluate, negotiate, and coordinate with venues, vendors,
and suppliers throughout the US to successfully execute a variety of
live events and activities within established budgets and timelines.
– Establish and maintain relationships with preferred vendors and
sponsors including hotels, convention centers, audio-visual providers,
catering services and others as required, and monitor vendor
effectiveness in terms of cost, quality, and delivery.
– Manage on-site logistical operations for all assigned events,
including the recruitment and training of on-site event volunteers.
– Administer all pre- and post-event communication, including
distribution of event confirmations and venue information, as well as
addressing all client and vendor inquiries.
– Handle pre- and post-event administration, including scheduling and
tracking of event participants for all assigned events.
– Serve as a professional and positive point person for the answering
and filtering of incoming and outgoing email and phone communications
regarding events. Through these communications, you will continually
focus on building and maintaining relationships with clients, partners,
suppliers, and vendors by addressing inquiries, resolving issues, and
processing orders.
– Perform a variety of administrative duties essential to event
production, including data entry, typing, copying, filing, faxing, and
– Prepare reports, manuals, agendas, correspondence and files as guided
by general company practice.
– Provide consistent, timely reporting of progress on deliverables,
results and budget.
– Appropriately represent the company's brand and image at all times.
Required Qualification     
– Must have at least two years each of dedicated event planning
experience and a minimum of three to five years of progressive customer
service and project management skills.
– Must demonstrate superior knowledge of MS Office applications and
Internet Explorer.
– Must be willing and able to travel frequently and consistently and
work a flexible schedule as needed (including evenings and weekends).
– Must be creative, self-directed, outgoing, enthusiastic, positive,
flexible, pleasant, professional, well organized, and excited about our
– Must have excellent written communication skills, along with a keen
eye for detail and outstanding editing and proof-reading ability.
– Must demonstrate superb verbal communication skills, both in-person
and on the telephone.
– Must have a strong work ethic and an uncanny ability to withstand
pressure and deal with constant changes in a fast-paced environment.
– Must be comfortable accepting accountability and working in a
deadline-driven environment.
– Must have experience and ability in developing and managing multiple
projects at once, coupled with strong planning, problem-solving
execution, and evaluation skills.
– Must have experience reviewing, evaluating and negotiating contracts.
– Must have reliable transportation.
– Must have ability to lift and move boxes and other materials.

Bonus Points for:

– Certified Meeting Planner designation
– Business development and/or sales experience
– Proficiency in ACT and/or FMPro
– Previous experience in the personal development/public speaking arena
Must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

28. Director of Meetings and Exhibits; American Academy of
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation; Alexandria, VA

Position Description        –
Guide, develop and direct departmental staff by planning, recruiting,
communicating job expectations, coaching and training. Responsible for
employees performance management and professional development
-Direct and manage entire Meetings Program including Exhibits,
Registration, Housing, and Instruction and Scientific Programs.
-Negotiates all vendor (including hotel and convention center)
contracts, logistics and services for all meetings.
-Provide oversight of all conference vendors including attendee
registration, exhibitor services, AV/computer rental, entertainers, VIPs
and speakers, transportation services, etc.
-Responsible for the development and design of promotional and
registration materials in conjunction with the Marketing team and
marketing vendors.
-Direct the packing, shipment, and return of all materials, equipment,
and supplies for the Annual meeting.
-Responsible for the effective utilization of support staff at meetings.
-Compiles statistical reports for the meetings.
-Recommend site selection for all future AAO-HNS/F meetings.
-Staff liaison for Program Advisory and Instruction Course Advisory
Committees and assigned coordinators.
-Ensure development and maintenance of standard operating procedures for
all department tasks.
-Ensure coordination with collaborating societies on their meeting needs
during the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO.
-Handle all printing requirements for meetings.
-Represent the Foundation at industry meetings. Liaisons with affiliate
organizations for Annual Meeting.
-Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any
time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either
orally or in writing.
-May participate on an internal team, either through formal assignment,
or on an ad hoc basis.
-Consistently demonstrate courteous, cooperative and helpful behavior to
all contacts, internal and external.
-Provide leadership and direction to meetings departmental staff.
-Responsible for the planning, scheduling, budgeting, and coordinating
the Academy's Annual Meeting and OTO EXPO, Washington Advocacy Week and
all other AAO-HNS/F meetings.
-Correspond with hotels, convention centers, bureaus, and exhibitors.
Negotiate contracts for their products and services.
-Develop and manage department's budget, as well as all events budgets
and budget processes.
-Responsible for the development of the staging guide which details how
each event/function will be conducted.
-Accountable for the development of meetings specifications, standard
procedures and timelines.
-Communicate and demonstrate organization's mission, vision, and values,
and strategic direction.
-Responsible for initiating, developing, communicating, directing, and
implementing specific proposals, programs, policies and procedures.
-Guide the Boards of Directors with the strategic planning process.
-Provide leadership, communication, and direction on all strategic
issues affecting the organization.
-Analyze and measure marketing techniques to improve existing and deploy
new strategies and tactics within the department.
-Ensure the organization's objectives and business strategies are
translated into the department's operational plans.
Required Qualification     
Seven plus years experience in meetings management, exposition services
and related fields required. Experience overseeing shows of 8,000+
attendees and 200+ exhibitors is a must. Seven plus years significant
supervisory and leadership experience required. Ability to direct all
levels of meetings and exhibits functions. A strong background in
budgeting is preferred. Experience working with senior leadership (such
as Board of Directors). Must become familiar with the department's
technology programs such as: ExpoCad, AMOS, ALSA (ALSA (Alumni and
Satellite) databases, iMIS, Crystal Reports and Common Spot. Ability to
maintain quality standards and meet deadlines in a fast-paced setting.
Ability to operate effectively both independently and within a team
environment. Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, written
and oral communication skills. Some travel required.
A degree in Meetings/Events Planning or equivalent experience is
required. Certified Meeting Planner preferred.

To apply, send cover letter (required), resume, and salary expectations
to: or fax: 703/519-1587. Visit our website at to learn more about us.


America's Center/St. Louis is seeking an Event Coordinator to act as a
liaison between client and facility departments for assigned events at
America's Center.
Ability to formulate, implement & execute detailed planning is required.
Required Qualification     
Computer skills & some administrative duties are necessary. Must be
hospitality oriented & flexible with work hours. Excellent customer
service skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment is
Bachelor's Degree or experience in a related field is required.

Mail cover letter & resume to HR Dept., c/o America's Center; 701
Convention Plaza, St. Louis MO 63101. Or Fax to 314-342-5119. Or email

30. Meeting Planner II; Raymond James; St. Petersburg, FL

Under limited supervision, uses knowledge and skills obtained through
experience, specialized training or certification to plan and arrange
corporate meetings and events. Participates in projects of moderate
scope and complexity and may serve as a technical advisor to others.
Guidance is provided to perform varied work that is somewhat difficult
in nature, requiring some evaluation, originality and ingenuity to make
moderately complex decisions. Recommends solutions to complex problems.
Extensive contact with internal customers and vendors is required to
identify, research and resolve problems and coordinate work efforts.
Plans and arranges meetings and other medium to large corporate events,
including assisting in the negotiation of contracts.
Establishes relationships with hotels and other meeting space providers.
Compiles and records hotel information, expenditures and other post
meeting information in the meeting planning database.
Creates hotel contract summary by transferring pertinent information
from contract to contract summary and obtains appropriate approvals.
Prepares Requests for Proposal.
Collaborates with internal customers on meeting logistics, including
food and beverage, audio/visual requests and other special needs and
communicates with the meeting facility.
Assists in organizing group functions for large events, including
off-site activities, transportation and entertainment.
Communicates group requirements and attendee lists to travel
Provides on-site coordination of events, including coordinating hotel
staff and program logistics.
Continues other meeting planning services when coordinating events at an
off-site location.
Tracks and manages all group reservation cut-off dates and deposits.
Assists with web page design and maintenance for the corporate travel
website, as required.
Responds to employee questions about corporate travel policies.
Prepares and delivers written and oral presentations about meeting and
event plans and logistics to internal customers.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Required Qualification     
Knowledge of:
Intermediate level concepts, practices & procedures of meeting & event
Corporate travel policies.
Database management.
Online reservation systems

Skill in:
Planning & arranging meetings & other medium to large corporate events.
Negotiating contracts.
Establishing relationships with hotels & other meeting space providers.
Compiling & recording information, & expenditures in a meeting planning
Preparing Requests for Proposal.
Gathering & communicating customer requirements.
Organizing small group activities for conventions & other large events.
Providing on-site coordination of meetings & events.
Tracking & managing reservation cut-off dates & deposits.
Designing & maintaining web pages.
Preparing & delivering written & oral presentations.
Operating standard office equipment & using required software

Ability to:
Establish relationships with hotels & other meeting space providers.
Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.
Facilitate meetings, ensuring that all viewpoints, ideas & problems are
Incorporate needs, wants & goals from different business unit
perspectives into meeting plans.
Attend to detail while maintaining a big picture orientation.
Read, comprehend & apply information from professional publications.
Incite enthusiasm & influence, motivate & persuade others to achieve
desired outcomes, without organizational authority.
Interpret & apply policies & identify & recommend changes as
Organize, manage & track multiple detailed tasks & assignments with
frequently changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
Communicate effectively, orally & in writing.
Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
Handle stressful situations & provide a high level of customer service
Establish & maintain effective working relationships.
Bachelors Degree

Please log on to our website at to complete an
online application.

31. Meeting Planner; MAC Meetings and Events; St. Louis, MO

The Meeting Planner is responsible for managing meeting logistics
elements for our external client. Responsibilities include managing and
coordinating multiple and concurrent meeting projects for client. The
Meeting Planner must provide excellent execution of all events,
inclusive of financial account management.

Primary point of contact/ team leader for specific client region.
Work in conjunction with client providing meeting/seminar management
Conduct initial informational meetings with the client to ascertain the
purpose, audience, and overall objective and requirements for the
Develop and maintain client relationships by gaining an understanding of
the overall practice, products/services, and goals of client.
Create and develop proposals for client meetings and seminars
Manage the logistical planning of the meeting by identifying the
client's needs and creating an implementation plan to include: site
selection, meeting setup, creative and fiscally responsible solutions,
registration requirements, audio and visual requirements, technology
requirements, food and beverage requirements etc.
Develop and issue client and supplier contracts, submit RFP's, secure
meeting space, research and create budgets for proposals
Manage invitation process and registration for meetings through the
client website
Prepare and maintain cost reports, meeting master sheets (seminar
logistics/accounting) and final billings
Exhibit fiscal management by negotiating on behalf of the client,
maintain and analyze meeting budgets and produce meeting closeout
summary reports
Manage pre/post program reporting meetings or conference calls
Travel and oversee on-site duties at meetings and seminars
Communicate with the client on a regular basis to obtain updates and
knowledge of new initiatives
Provide a high level of customer service by being responsive and
proactive to the client's needs
Required Qualification     
A passion for the industry
Minimum of 3-4 years experience in the development and implementation of
meetings and related events including contract negotiation, site
selection, and on site coordination
Strong administrative and organization skills, including ability to
multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
Strong organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal,
are required
Keen attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects
Excellent typing and computer skills
Knowledgeable with the following software programs: Microsoft Word,
Excel, Outlook and Internet searches
Ability to pack and lift 20 lb. boxes of meeting materials
Travel including domestic and international; weekend work may be
Must have the ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment;
work well under pressure to meet constant deadlines
Must have the ability to act as a team leader
Creative out of the box thinker
Above all, applicant must work with a sense of integrity and dedication.
Bachelor Degree in related field desired.

E-mail resume/cover letter to:

Subject Line: Meeting Planner

32. Sr. Manager/Associate Director, Event Management (AMLN-01933);
Amylin Pharmaceuticals; San Diego, CA

This position is responsible for all aspects of event management for
Amylin events held in the United States, including managing and driving
the company's participation at events, trade shows and other
marketing/corporate activities. Responsibilities include serving as the
primary liaison with commercial and corporate departments, and
collaborating to determine appropriate events based on meeting
objectives, logistical needs, and methods to evaluate overall event
value. Additionally, responsibilities include development of annual
event management plan, input into strategy and budget, and cultivation
of vendor relationships. This position manages resource capacity and
oversees event details including site selection, contract negotiation,
and cost analysis, as well as establishing timelines for all events to
ensure appropriate planning, communication and deliverables are met.

Required Qualification  
Experience managing events in a fast moving corporate environment and
the ability to work on numerous, deadline-driven projects simultaneously
is imperative. Requirements include a bachelor's degree in Business,
Marketing, Advertising or a related field, and 15 years progressive
experience in managing events of various sizes and levels including
advisory boards, speaker programs, sales meetings (regional and
national), and trade shows. Exceptional project management and
multi-tasking skills with meticulous attention to detail as well as
excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills are
necessary. Experience in budget management and proficiency in MS Office
are required. The successful candidate must also be willing to travel up
to 40% of the time.

Please apply to this link

33. Meeting Planner; Information Management Network; New York, NY

We are seeking a Meeting Planner with 2+ years of experience to work
within our growing Meeting Planning Department. Ability to plan
multi-day conferences from conception to end is required; a
self-motivated team player able to work well alone, as well as part of a
team is a must.

* Primary planner for approximately 25 annual national and international
conferences with attendance ranging from 100-500 attendees. *Select
sites based on budget, location, and appropriateness for conference.
*Negotiate contracts with vendors, including conference centers, hotels,
audio visual suppliers, etc. * Work directly with the hotel,
post-contract regarding all logistics for conference. * Liaison with
internal departments (programming, marketing, sales & customer service).
* Responsible for building, maintaining & reconciling budgets/related
financial reporting. * Plan event activities/menus per expense budget.
*Reconcile vendor invoices in timely manner. * Review marketing
collateral to confirm relevant logistics detail. * Proactive in
communicating challenges/obstacles to conference team, as well as
providing solutions.
Required Qualification     
2+ years experience planning corporate events * Proactive,
detail-oriented individual able to multitask * Experience in corporate
or for-profit sector * Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook and other
Microsoft Office programs * Excellent written and oral communication
skills * Must be able to travel

4 year college degree required

Please email resumes to Megan Tierney at

34. Production Coordinator – 1MA; Antidote Education Company; Dallas, TX

Antidote Education Company has been at the forefront of CME (Continuing
Medical Education) industry for nearly 15 years, equipping primary care
providers across the country with the latest information in medical
advances and treatment options. As an independent ACCME accredited
organization, our exceptional education and legendary customer service
has honored us with an extensive customer base eager for more events.

When you work with Antidote, you can be sure you¿ve chosen an employer
who is dedicated to making a difference. Having educated over 250,000
healthcare professionals and awarded over 750,000 credit hours of CME,
Antidote knows the unique needs of primary care professionals. Having
created a leadership position in the education of primary care
professionals, we strive daily to find new and innovative ways to reach
our customers and deliver on our mission: helping primary care
professionals care for their patients.
Assist with development and implementation of marketing plans and copy
for local, regional and nationwide CME initiatives. Coordinate and
implement direct-mail and web-based marketing initiatives for CME
meetings. Provide assistance with assigned educational program
development and evaluation including maintaining course databases and
files, budget development and compliance, working to increase registrant
participation, and developing course materials and calculating and
analyzing course results vs. course objectives. Provide administrative
support including taking and entering registrations, gathering research
data, and preparing faculty and participant correspondence.

Attitude, attention to detail, excellent communication and customer
service skills, ability to manage multiple priorities and work with
supervisors and colleagues to achieve team goals are necessary
components of the ideal candidate.

Qualifications include bachelors degree or higher; 3 or more years of
experience in marketing, advertising, educational development
(healthcare industry desirable) or comparable work experience is
required; excellent written and oral communication skills required;
excellent creative thinking and strategic ability; ability to work under
pressure with multiple deadlines and competing deadlines; assignment
completion without close supervision; experience with advanced
proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and
Internet; intermediate proficiency with Adobe InDesign; other design or
database proficiency beneficial; ability to travel occasionally, if
needed, and the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
Salary range is based on qualifications and experience.

No phone calls. Please send resume, 3 references and a salary history to

Include “Production Coordinator – 1MA” in the subject line of the email
to be considered for this position

35. Association Meeting Planner; PBUS; Washington, DC

36. Development Events Coordinator, Special Event; Georgetown
University; Washington, DC

37. Director of Convention Marketing; Orlando CVB; Orlando, FL

An experienced marketing professional with a passion for Orlando will
find great challenge and rewards in this exceptional opportunity at the
Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Working with the VP
of Convention Sales & Services, will play an integral role in developing
and implementing marketing strategies and programs to support the
convention sales and destination meeting services teams in marketing one
of the top destinations in the world to the meetings industry. Key
responsibilities will include collaborating with members to identify
strategies and opportunities to enhance partnerships and relationships
in the Orlando business community, working closely with the Orange
County Convention Center marketing team to develop unified marketing
strategies for joint advertising and marketing campaigns, overseeing and
coordinating details of client events, sales missions, fams and CVB
participation in trade shows and other industry events and working with
the advertising agency and Publications Department in
developing/planning marketing campaigns and collateral materials.

Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related field preferred plus 7-10
years marketing experience. Strong preference for some work in
hospitality field. Must be a creative thinker with excellent
communication skills and the ability to develop strategies, implement
plans, lead change and get results.

Send resume and salary requirements

38. Administrative Assistant, Special Events; Petersen Automotive
Museum; Los Angeles, CA

The Petersen Automotive Museum is a non-profit organization whose
mission is to explore and present the history of the automobile and its
impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime
example. Located in the heart of Los Angeles' famed Miracle Mile
district, the Petersen Automotive Museum is one of the world's largest
and most innovative automotive museums. Additionally, it is among Los
Angeles' largest event venue offering clients 5 unique event spaces all
within one location.

The Museum currently has a full-time opening for an Administrative
Assistant to support our fast-paced Special Events Department. The
successful candidate will professionally manage phone and email requests
pertaining to event inquiries, assist with insurance documents and
quotes management follow-up, prepare work orders and produce written
correspondence. Responsibilities also include calendar management,
maintenance of departmental files and supplies as well as provide
general administrative support to the Special Events Department.

The ideal candidate will posses a minimum of one year related work
experience preferably in a hospitality, hotel and/or sales environment.
College degree desirable. Advanced computer skills including MS Word,
Excel and Outlook as well as database experience. Demonstrated ability
to succeed in a fast paced environment, problem solve without specific
guidelines and to work independently with minimal supervision. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and strong
organizational and time management skills required. Personal qualities
that we will look for include a positive attitude, professional demeanor
both on the phone and in person, and an overall enthusiasm to work in
the special events industry.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical and
prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, long-term disability, 401k
and vacation.

Send, fax or email cover letter and resume with salary history to:
Petersen Automotive Museum, HR Dept., 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles,
CA 90036, or fax to (323)930-6642 or email

39. Revenue Manager; WASHINGTON COURT HOTEL; Washington, DC

If you possess a minimum of two years of revenue management experience,
this may be the opportunity for you. We are seeking an experienced
individual to join our team and be responsible for managing the revenue
process and increasing bottom line profits. Qualified candidates will
bring expertise in yield management and forecasting. In return, we offer
a competitive compensation package and an environment where you can
creatively apply your knowledge. If your are interested in exploring
this opportunity and what we have to offer, please e-mail your resume to, fax 202-628-6357, or mail to 525 New Jersey Avenue,
Washington DC, 20001, ATT HR Department. M/F/D/V EOE

40. Assistant Director; Capital Hilton Hotel; Capital Hilton Hotel

41. Senior Vice President of Sales; Nashville Convention & Visitors
Bureau; Nashville, TN

The purpose of the Senior Vice President of Sales position is to direct
and manage the Sales organization of the convention and visitors bureau.

T42. he right individual for this opportunity will have hospitality and
convention industry knowledge with a successful history of generating
revenues through creative sales initiatives and lead generation. Must
have experience supervising and/or managing a team in a fast paced
environment with strong organizational and goal setting skills. Needs to
have exceptional communication skills and the ability to build strong
and meaningful relationships with the hospitality community and major
Commensurate with experience
Mike Gamble, President and CEO
SearchWide Executive Recruitment
320 Myrtle Street
Stillwater, MN

42. Vice President of Marketing Communications; Huntington Beach CVB;
Huntington Beach, CA

Direct and manage ad agencies, designers, website developers,
photographers and printers to create highly effective and professional
projects including color magazines, newsletters, blast e-newsletters,
websites and more.
At least six years of professional experience in similar role. Must be
an organized self starter who can work within budget on multiple
assignments. Excellent writing, editing, design and proofreading skills
are mandatory.
Commensurate with experience. Job to begin January 2, 2007. Please
submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: No phone calls or letters please. All submissions
will be highly confidential and receive a response.
Douglas C. Traub
Huntington Beach CVB
301 Main Street, Suite 208
Huntington Beach, CA

43. Vice President, Marketing; Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Sacramento, CA

The VP of Marketing has bottom-line responsibility to “create demand”
for the Sacramento region as a convention, tourism and film location
destination. Develops and executes marketing programs that: brand the
destination, and generate qualified sales leads. Also develops and
executes communications programs to raise stakeholder awareness of key
industry issues and SCVB successes.
Proven record of success with out-of-the-box, creative marketing ideas
and implementation. Minimum 3 years experience at a VP level. Strong
supervisory and coaching skills.
DOE. In addition to a competitive salary, the SCVB offers an incredibly
generous benefits package.
Sheri Graciano
Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau
1608 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-808-7788 (fax)

44. Sales Manager; Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Houston, TX

Sell Greater Houston as a meeting or convention site by identifying and
pursuing convention booking leads; develop and maintain target accounts.
.Business-related bachelor's degree and three years of industry-related
sales experience required. (Additional three years above experience may
substitute for degree.) Excellent communication, judgment and
decision-making skills required; computer literate and able to make
effective oral and written presentations.
Commensurate with experience
Dolores Ramirez
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
901 Bagby
Room 100
Houston, TX 77002
713-437-5200 (phone)
713-222-5430 (fax)

45. Senior Sales Manager; Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors
Bureau; Louisville, KY

Make formal written or oral invitations to associations in session. Any
other duties as directed by the Director of Convention Development,
Executive Vice President, and/or President & CEO of the Bureau.
Responsible for room nights booked quarterly as well as annual booking
goal. Function as an official representative of the Bureau and act as a
liaison between the Bureau, hotels, halls, and potential client.
Coordinate and direct special events such as sales blitzes, convention
bid promotion, trade shows, FAM tours, etc.
Must have a minimum of five years Bureau experience.
$55 -60K based on experience, plus bonus potential of 15% of annual
John O' Hearn
Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
401 W. Main Street
Suite 2300
Louisville, KY 40202
502-584-2121 (phone)
502-584-6697 (fax)

46. Convention Sales Manager; Portland Oregon Visitors Association;
Portland, OR

Sell PDX as mtg site. Solicit domestic conv mrkts,lead generation. Sls
calls, telemrktng, tradeshow involvement. QUAL: BA/BS mrktng/sales; &/or
min 3 yrs exp. htl/conv bureau; &/or min 3 yrs exp as assn/corp mtg
plnr. Commun/presentation skls, wk w/ diverse individuals/grps, high
energy level, goal-oriented.
PHYS REQ: Ind. trvl to domestic/int'l destinations via commercial air.
Lift & carry 40 pds. Driver's lic; ability to maintain flex work sched.
Download apps @ Mail to G. Kaplan, POVA, 1000 SW
Broadway, Ste 2300, PDX, OR 97205 by 5 pm, Thurs, Nov. 30, 2006. No
phone calls. POVA is EEO/AAE.
$45,319 – 65,494 Full benefit pkge includ 401-k; salary based on exp.
Gina Kaplan
Portland Oregon Visitors Association
1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2300
Portland, OR 97205
503.275.9763 (phone)
5032759284 (fax)

47. Executive Director; Visitor Industry Council (“VIC”); Miami, FL

The VIC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to
increase the economic participation of the local African American
community in the Greater Miami and the Beaches Visitor Industry.
Implement comprehensive academic support programs through fundraising;
provide job training and placement strategies, increase vendor
participation; and to encourage participants to support African
Americans who want to participate in the Visitor Industry.
Proven track record in fund raising; experience in economic development
and grant writing; problem solving and negotiation skills; motivate and
work with volunteers; Microsoft PC applications
Salary incentive; comprehensive benefits
Human Resources
Visitor Industry Council
701 Brickell Avenue
Suite 2700
Miami, FL 33131
305-539-3029 (phone)
305-539-2959 (alt. phone)
305-530-5859 (fax)

48. Convention Services Manager; Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Norfolk, VA

Responsible for organizing, coordinating and directing all operations,
programs and personnel required for servicing conventions, trade shows,
and bureau events. Works closely with meeting planners to determine
servicing requirements and other support needed by organization and
Previous experience in the hospitality, event planning or customer
service field required. Ability to multi task, excellent customer
service skills, knowledge of hotel operations, state associations,
government markets, local attractions, amenities and services available
to visitors, willing to work weekends and evenings when needed.
Prefer local candidates. No relocation package.
Jennifer Macgregor
Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau
232 East Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-664-6620 (phone)
757-6223663 (fax)

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