Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 12 November 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 12 November 2007

Welcome to the Hospitality and Event Planning Network, a career and

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hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Exhibitor Services Specialist; National Restaurant Association;

Chicago, IL

2. Director, Conference Services; AAA National Office; Heathrow, FL

3. Special Assistant; SIDEM; Washington, DC

4. Meeting Coordinator; International Sign Association; Alexandria, VA

5. Director of Meetings Management; Confidential; Birmingham, AL

6. Manager, Groups, Meetings and Incentive Travel (GMI); MacNair Travel

Management Inc; Alexandria, VA

7. Meeting Planner; Palladian Partners, Inc.; Silver Spring, MD

8. Creative Director; Convention Planning Services; Orlando, FL

9. Program Manager; Meeting Protocol Worldwide; Dallas, TX

10. Sales Manager; Boar's Head Inn; Charlottesville, VA

11. Conference Planner; ING; Windsor, CT

12. Senior Associate Meeting and Event Support Services; KPMG LLP;

Montvale, NJ

13. Senior Program Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

14. Meeting & Event Planner – Bilingual English/French Canadian; BCD

Meetings & Incentives; Toronto, ON, Canada

15. Program Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

16. Registration Account Manager; J. Spargo and Associates, Inc.;

Fairfax, VA

17. Coordinator, Professional Development; National Investor Relations

Institute; Vienna, VA

18. President/CEO; Berkshires Visitors Bureau; Massachusetts

19. Hotel Marketing Supervisor; Denihan Hospitality Group; New York, NY

20. Associate director of event management; International Facility

Management Association; Houston, TX

21. Director of Meetings; Society of Research Administrators

International; Arlington, VA

22. Exhibits Manager; AABB; Bethesda, MD

23. Regional Guest Relations Manager; Haworth, Inc.; Washington, DC

24. Membership & Marketing Director; The Noonday Club; St. Louis, MO

25. Creative Services Manager; OpenDoor Resources; Ft. Lauderdale, FL

26. Marketing Coordinator; Michael Page; Stamford, CT

27. Director of Development; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Knoxville, TN

28. Special Events Planner; Kansas City University of Medicine &

Biosciences; Kansas City, MO

29. Director of Meetings & Education; Physician Insurers Association of

America; Rockville, MD

30. Meeting/Events Planner; Nancy Allen Associates, Inc.; Washington, DC

31. Director of Claims; Interstate Hotels & Resorts; Arlington, VA

32. Sr / Coordinator Conference Program; NAFSA; Washington, DC

33. National Sales Manager; Virginia Tourism Corporation; Washington, DC

34. Director for National Meetings and Conferences; Juvenile Diabetes

Research Foundation International; New York, NY

35. Brand and Special Event Coordinator; Dallas Symphony Orchestra;

Dallas, TX

36. Director Of Sales; The Virginian Suites; Arlington, VA

************* The Short Self-Pitch (SSP) *********************

I was a promotional director for Mirror Corporation in San Francisco for

6 years. My responsibilities involved creating monthly promotions and

events, handling all set up and execution of events as well as all

advertising. I represented 4 different establishments all together and

mastered the art of time management.

For the last 10 years I have been an event planner for many

organizations in the Granite Bay area. My main focus is in fundraising

and handling all aspects of these events. I am currently responsible for

chairing the Eureka Country Faire in Granite Bay. This event is the only

one of its kind that brings our entire community together with all

proceeds going back to our schools.

Lisa Willett

916-873-7350

lisawillett@surewest.net

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The HEPN offers a special feature: the Short Self-Pitch (SSP). If you

are looking for a job opportunity or offer free-lance services, send a

brief paragraph to

sonjahepn@comcast.net. One SSP will be included each week.

************* Upcoming Conferences *************

Do you know of an upcoming conference that the HEPN readers should be

aware of? Send the details to sonjahepn@comcast.net for inclusion in the

next newsletter!

***************

1. Exhibitor Services Specialist; National Restaurant Association;

Chicago, IL

The Convention Division of the National Restaurant Association has an

entry level opening for an Exhibitor Services Specialist.

Responsibilities include customer service and administrative support,

heavy data entry, database maintenance, filing, proofreading and phone

coverage.

Candidates should have strong typing skills, good telephone manner,

familiarity with Microsoft Office and database programs. Strong

organization and attention to detail are required. College degree

preferred or relevant work experience.

Please submit cover letter and resume to ESS at convjob@dineout.org or

fax to 312-580-5416.

2. Director, Conference Services; AAA National Office; Heathrow, FL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3168047

3. Special Assistant; SIDEM; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3145542

4. Meeting Coordinator; International Sign Association; Alexandria, VA

A growing trade association in Old Town Alexandria

(http://www.signs.org/) is searching for a motivated and enthusiastic

Meetings Coordinator. The ideal candidate works well in both a team

environment and independently, possess excellent time management skills,

is highly organized, has excellent verbal and written communication

skills and is able to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks to meet

multiple deadlines. Fluency in Spanish or another foreign language is

preferred, but not essential. Proficient computer skills are required. A

background in meetings and events and a 4-year degree is preferred.

Domestic and some international travel required. Send cover letter and

resume to isaopenjobs@yahoo.com attn: Jonathan.

5. Director of Meetings Management; Confidential; Birmingham, AL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3131851

***** From Marlene W. Hall *****

6. Manager, Groups, Meetings and Incentive Travel (GMI); MacNair Travel

Management Inc; Alexandria, VA

www.macnairtravel.com

POC: Marlene Hall, 703-650-5272

mhall@macnairtravel.com

Manager, Groups, Meetings and Incentive Travel (GMI)

Company: MacNair Travel Management Inc

Description

Manager, Groups, Meetings and Incentive Travel (GMI)

Job Overview: We're seeking an accomplished business unit leader with

proven service industry operations experience who is ready to take a

senior management role with one of the most prestigious travel

management companies in the Washington, DC, area. The Manager of the

Groups, Meeting, and Incentive Travel Division (GMI) will lead the

division to be successful, profitable, and professional; ensure the

division delivers on its promises to its customers; and that it reaches

its stated goals on-time and on/under budget. The Manager, GMI leads a

division that forges a well-earned reputation for extraordinary customer

service, industry leadership and innovation that meets the Division's

Brand Promise. The Manager, GMI reports to the COO.

Compensation: Includes salary, commensurate with experience, and profit

sharing bonus opportunities. MacNair offers an excellent benefits

package (health, dental, STD/LTD, 401 (k), FSA), paid time off, paid

holidays, travel related benefits). Location & Hours: Either MacNair's

Old Town Alexandria, VA Headquarters location or at our DC Office (17th

& M, NW). We are open Mon. through Fri., from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Company: Since 1989, MacNair Travel Management has taken a proactive,

consulting approach to the management of travel for corporations of all

types and sizes (Presidential campaigns and other political

organizations, government contractors, trade associations, law and PR

firms.) and VIPs from around the globe. While the travel industry

underwent major changes during the last 10 years, MacNair Travel

Management continues to thrive on innovation, unparalleled customer

services, and a passion for life, learning, travel, and delighting our

customers. This success has been recognized through client retention,

public appearances, and published works. We even wrote the book on

travel management, Smooth Landings, which is now available on

Amazon.com.

MacNair surrounds itself with the best people and tools. From our active

owners, amazing staff, to our dynamic management team with a wide

variety of travel industry and business experience, we transform the way

our customers approach and experience travel. We are partnered with some

of the best organizations in the business. We are an American Express

Representative office, members of NBTA and ASTA, and are well networked

around the region. We are recognized as active technology partners with

the likes of Sabre, Get there, Cornerstone, Travcom, and more.

Requirements

Background and Skill Set: Candidates should possess 10+ years of

experience in a meeting planning and operations leadership position;

incentive travel experience preferred, but not required. Candidates must

possess demonstrated success in leading a business unit with sales in

excess of $10M, to include the financial management, operations

management, performance management, organizational development, and

business development, with full P&L responsibility. Strong communication

skills, as well as top-drawer customer service proficiency are required.

Successful candidate will also excel in a variety of PC-related skills

including Microsoft Office, e-mail, corporate on-line travel and

meetings management technologies (GetThere preferred), and GDS (Sabre

preferred).

If you are interested in accelerating our and your momentum, want to be

part of a recognized brand in the Washington area and soon to be

nationally, and want to be part of a positive entrepreneurial

organization where you can make a difference, then we are looking for

you.

Marlene W. Hall

Director HR & Communications

MacNair Travel Management/ American Express

Corporate Headquarters

1703 Duke St

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone 703-650-5272

Fax 703-879-5006

mhall@macnairtravel.com

************

*****From Maria A. Young *****

7. Meeting Planner; Palladian Partners, Inc.; Silver Spring, MD

Are you interested in a rewarding Meeting Planner position at Palladian

Partners? We provide comprehensive communications, administrative

assistance, and meeting planning support services to government and

private-sector clients. We're looking for an outstanding Meeting Planner

who would enjoy working in a busy, but friendly atmosphere.

Responsibilities

This position requires the Meeting Planner to be customer-oriented team

players for its conference department. The candidate must be a self

starter, work with minimal supervision, and possess a high level of

detail. The Meeting Planner will work with Senior Meeting Planners

assisting them with various tasks such as preliminary meeting

preparations (government forms, budgets, hotel searches), meeting

materials (agendas, rosters, badges), onsite support, and meeting follow

up tasks (expense reimbursements). The Meeting Planner will also be

assigned smaller, less complex meetings until the planner becomes

accustomed to the practices of the conference division's planning

procedures.

Job Requirements

This position requires a minimum of 5 years' experience of increasingly

responsible experience as a Meeting Planner. Experience in a government

environment is strongly preferred. Candidates must possess an strong

level of understanding of Microsoft Office Suite software, in

particular, knowledge of Word, Outlook, and Excel. You should be able to

work in a fast-paced office environment with minimal supervision. A

college degree strongly preferred. Your resume will not be considered

if you do not possess the minimum requirements.

Palladian employees are highly talented, are encouraged to think and

work creatively, and strive for excellence. If you become a member of

the Palladian team, you will be rewarded with competitive pay, excellent

benefits, and the satisfaction that comes from working on interesting

projects every day. If this sounds like just the right job for you, send

your resume to mpjob@palladianpartners.com.

Maria A. Young, CMP

Project Director

Palladian Partners, Inc.

8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 200

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301.650.8660, ext. 136

myoung@palladianpartners.com

***********

8. Creative Director; Convention Planning Services; Orlando, FL

One of the Country's leading DMC's is seeking a highly creative

individual to assist our Account Executives with the development of

unique, out-of-the-box concepts for our client's events.

This person must have good writing skills for proposal creation as well

as an excellent knowledge of the vendors, products and special event

services available in the Florida market. 5-7 years work experience

creating special events required.

Email Cover Letter and Resume to john.roth@cpsorlando.com

9. Program Manager; Meeting Protocol Worldwide; Dallas, TX

COMPANY:

Meeting Protocol Worldwide, Inc. (MPW) was formed to provide event and

meeting planning services exclusively for the clinical research and

pharmaceutical industry. In the last decade, MPW has organized over

1,000 meetings and events for hundreds of pharmaceutical, biotech,

medical device manufacturers and CRO¿s on almost every continent of the

world. MPW has an opening in our Dallas, Texas office for a Program

Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Program Manager is responsible for all facets of the planning and

on-site duties for our clients events and meetings.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES / FUNCTIONS:

– Serve as the primary point of contact to our clients, hotels, travel

agencies, ground transportation and

other related parties for each event.

– Consult with client(s) to identify key issues, establish direction,

facilitate problem solving and get

decisions made.

– Oversee and reconcile meeting and event expenditures to deliver on or

below budget objectives.

– Responsible for the invitation and registration process; oversight of

travel arrangements including airport transfers; update/maintain

database; generate and provide attendee status reporting; oversee all

aspects of hotel arrangements including rooming list, meeting space,

food and beverage and audio/visual equipment); collect and reproduce all

speaker presentations; generate and distribute all other collateral

ensuring that materials are professional and appropriately reflect

client and MPW standards; on-site management of the meeting and travel

staff.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

– Minimum of 2 years experience within the hospitality industry

preferred

– Highly ethical and of good character

– Strong customer service orientation

– Work well within a team environment

– Strong communication skills (written, verbal and listening)

– Friendly and outgoing personality

– Flexible attitude

– Attention to detail

– Strong organizational skills able to handle multiple projects and

prioritize workload to

accomplish necessary objectives

– Ability to solve problems

– Ability to work within strict timelines and under pressure

– Ability to work independently as well as follow strict instructions

– Diplomatic and discrete

– Well-groomed

– Proficient with MS Office Suite, PowerPoint and database programs

– Requires domestic and international travel, long periods of standing,

and long hours while on

site. On-site management usually requires travel and work on weekends

and evenings.

Approximately one week per month of travel is required with this

position.

Education

High School Diploma or Equivalent required. BS or BA degree preferred

Please email resumes to dallas@meetingprotocol.com or fax to 972 503

6988.

Phone calls are strongly discouraged.

10. Sales Manager; Boar's Head Inn; Charlottesville, VA

Fast growing resort hotel looking for a Sales Manager, 3-5 years

experience with strong proven results. Knowledge of corporate accounts

in Northern VA & DC markets. Requires excellent knowledge of Food and

Beverage, exceptional attention to detail, and good organizational

skills. Candidates must possess the ability to act as a liaison between

customers and all operating departments. Bachelor's degree desired.

Great benefits and incentive pay outs.

You may apply online at www.boarsheadinn.com. If you wish to attach a

resume to your application, please send resume via email to

debbie_spitler@boarsheadinn.com.

11. Conference Planner; ING; Windsor, CT

We are looking for a highly motivated and detail oriented individual to

fill a Conference Planning position within a diverse and international

financial services company. Our ideal candidate would be able to quickly

adapt and work under tight deadlines and changing deliverables. A

candidate who brings some meeting planning experience, CMP certification

and a working knowledge of StarCite and/or MeetingView would be ideal.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential to this

position. Meeting stakeholders for events range from administrative

assistants to senior level management. The ability to manage and track

tight budgets is a key componenet of this position as well.

This position requires travel, which may include weekends.

Responsibilities

Register meetings, conduct RFP's and maintain budgets in StarCite

Create meeting Websites and manage attendee participation through ARM

and later MeetingView once ING migrates to that system

Manage meetings as assigned

Partner with Senior Meeting Planners on larger and/or complex

meetings/events

Manage pre and post meeting administrative functions such as hotel

comparisons, budget estimates, risk assessments, etc.

On-site logistics

Required Qualification

CMP, preferred but not required

Education

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, including Excel, Word and

PowerPoint

Proficiency or knowledge of StarCite and/or Meeting View Technology

Bachelor's degree, preferably in the hospitality industry

Send your resume to lisa.poulton@us.ing.com

12. Senior Associate Meeting and Event Support Services; KPMG LLP;

Montvale, NJ

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.us.kpmg.com), is the

U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International's member

firms have 113,000 professionals, including more than 6,800 partners, in

148 countries. We offer our clients industry insights and a

multidisciplinary range of services. We are currently seeking a Senior

Associate Meeting and Event Support Services to join us in our Montvale

office.

Responsibilities:

– Develop and execute a support services model related to meetings,

events, conferences, tradeshows and seminars

– Execute the process for cost efficient delivery of support services

for meetings, events, conferences and seminars

– Execute client's initiatives by developing trade show concepts, goals,

objectives, budget and outcomes

– Support the client relationship by handling the logistics involved

with the flawless execution of trade shows

– Create and manage trade show budgets complying with processes

pertaining to client communication, metrics and timely post event

reporting, displaying fiscal responsibility with the firm spend

– Provide coaching to more junior team members on how to solve problems

and recommend creative results

Qualifications:

– Five years in a customer service organization with focus in the area

of meeting or event marketing management

– Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university

– Able to establish relationships within a matrix organization; work

with various levels of management, including partners

– Able to develop project budgets

– Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of or

commitment to learn Meeting View software system

KPMG offers and supports flexible work arrangements as well as part-time

schedules. We also offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits

package.

Interested? We strongly encourage you to apply online at

www.kpmgcareers.com and search for requisition 16268 or click the job

link below.

KPMG. A great place to build your career.

No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

© 2007 KPMG LLP, a U.S. limited liability partnership and a member firm

of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG

International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.

13. Senior Program Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in Chicago with a

company that works hard, but knows how to have fun, too? Proud of our

fundamental commitment to our employees, you'll find that we have a

distinctly different company culture. And we offer EXCELLENT TRAVEL

PERKS!

BCD Meetings & Incentives (BCD M&I) is an independent operating unit of

BCD Travel the third largest travel management company in the world. BCD

Travel operates in more than 90 countries on five continents, with $12

billion in total sales and a combined worldwide workforce in excess of

12,000. BCD M&I is a division within BCD Travel that employs

approximately 350 employees worldwide specializing in meetings,

incentives, conferences and events. To find out more about our company,

check us out at www.bcdmi.com.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available in our downtown

Chicago office for a Senior Program Manager. The Senior Program Manager

is responsible for the development, planning and overall operational

execution of complex meetings, conferences, conventions, high-level

incentive travel programs, and/or special events for customers. The

Senior Program Manager works on a variety of programs simultaneously and

serves as the day-to-day planning contact for each respective client.

Responsibilities Include:

-Plan and manage complex meetings, conferences, and/or conventions that

include multiple hotels/venues, audiences and agendas, and 20+ on-site

travel staff

-When required, work with Director, Business Development or Account

Director to create, develop, price and facilitate new and repeat

business proposals, including, but not limited to destination, hotel,

activity and event overviews

-Plan and manage high-level incentive travel programs, which include

multi-million dollar budgets, VIP audiences and complex level of details

-Work with the Director, Business Development and client to develop,

coordinate and implement travel program agendas and itineraries

-Day to day/main contact with client/decision-maker providing

consultative approach to program planning, ensuring the client has

identified clear objectives for the outcome of the meeting, conference

or program and determine steps to ensure these objectives are achieved

-Manage day-to-day internal and client version program budgets

Qualifications Include:

-Bachelor's degree strongly preferred

-CMP certification strongly preferred

-Minimum of 8 years experience in planning meetings, incentives,

conventions, conferences and/or special events

-Minimum of 8 years experience managing outside vendors, sourcing and

negotiating contract services

-Minimum of 4 years experience in account/client management

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

-First hand experience of domestic and international group travel

-Successfully planned and operated high-level incentive travel programs

and complex meetings both domestic and international with 1500+

participants with on-site Travel Staff of 20+

To express interest and apply for this position, please email your

resume and salary history and requirements to resumes@bcdmi.com or fax

to (404) 923-6293. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

14. Meeting & Event Planner – Bilingual English/French Canadian; BCD

Meetings & Incentives; Toronto, ON, Canada

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in Toronto, ON with a

company that works hard, but knows how to have fun, too? Proud of our

fundamental commitment to our employees, you'll find that we have a

distinctly different company culture. And we offer EXCELLENT TRAVEL

PERKS!

BCD Meetings & Incentives (BCD M&I) is an independent operating unit of

BCD Travel the third largest travel management company in the world. BCD

Travel operates in more than 90 countries on five continents, with $12

billion in total sales and a combined worldwide workforce in excess of

12,000. BCD M&I is a division within BCD Travel that employs

approximately 350 employees worldwide specializing in meetings,

incentives, conferences and events. To find out more about our company,

check us out at www.bcdmi.com.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Bilingual

(English/French Canadian) Meeting Planner position located in Toronto,

ON. The Meeting Planner is responsible for the development, planning and

overall operational execution of meetings, incentive travel programs,

and/or special events for one customer. The Meeting Planner works on a

variety of programs simultaneously and serves as the day-to-day planning

contact for each respective client. This position is responsible for

such duties as hotel space sourcing, contract negotiation, website

development, attendee management, meeting planning, coordinating group

air travel, and final program billing.

Responsibilities Include:

-Work with Client to develop, coordinate and implement travel program

agendas and itineraries

-Source hotel availability based on the program specifications

-Prepare preliminary rate and availability grids, destination overviews

and preliminary program budgets as required to assist Client making a

final decision on program location

-Negotiate and contract hotel space and vendors using client Standard

Terms & Conditions. Review all contracts with client prior to client

signature

-Ensure all programs are registered and tracked properly in the meeting

technology system (when system is in place)

-Responsible for program data management/registration process, data

integrity and client reporting.

-Update SOP documents as needed to ensure all processes are current

-Continually prioritize workload and monitor service issues to ensure

the highest levels of customer service, efficiency and productivity

-Report on program spend, savings and profitability monthly

-Prepare final program billing, reconcile supplier payments, and track

client payments

-Minimal travel required

-Qualifications Include:

-Bachelor's degree preferred

-CMP certification preferred

-Minimum of 5 years experience in planning incentives, meetings and/or

special events

-Minimum of 2 years experience in client management

-Minimum of 2 years experience managing outside vendors, sourcing and

negotiating contract services

-1-2 years supervisory or team lead experience preferred

-Previous experience in simple web development, final billing and

attendee management preferred

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

-Proficiency in database management

-First hand experience of domestic and international group travel

preferred

To express interest and apply for this position, please email your

resume and salary history and requirements to resumes@bcdmi.com or fax

to (404) 923-6293. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

15. Program Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in Chicago, IL with a

company that works hard, but knows how to have fun, too? Proud of our

fundamental commitment to our employees, you'll find that we have a

distinctly different company culture. And we offer EXCELLENT TRAVEL

PERKS!

BCD Meetings & Incentives (BCD M&I) is an independent operating unit of

BCD Travel¿the third largest travel management company in the world. BCD

Travel operates in more than 90 countries on five continents, with $12

billion in total sales and a combined worldwide workforce in excess of

12,000. BCD M&I is a division within BCD Travel that employs

approximately 350 employees worldwide specializing in meetings,

incentives, conferences and events. To find out more about our company,

check us out at www.bcdmi.com.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Program

Manager position located in Chicago, IL. The Program Manager is

responsible for the development, planning and overall operational

execution of meetings, incentive travel programs, and/or special events

for one customer. The Program Manager works on a variety of programs

simultaneously and serves as the day-to-day planning contact for each

respective client. This position is responsible for such duties as hotel

space sourcing, contract negotiation, website development, attendee

management, meeting planning, coordinating group air travel, and final

program billing.

Responsibilities Include:

-Work with Client to develop, coordinate and implement travel program

agendas and itineraries

-Source hotel availability based on the program specifications

-Prepare preliminary rate and availability grids, destination overviews

and preliminary program budgets as required to assist Client making a

final decision on program location

-Negotiate and contract hotel space and vendors using client Standard

Terms & Conditions. Review all contracts with client prior to client

signature

-Ensure all programs are registered and tracked properly in the meeting

technology system (when system is in place)

-Responsible for program data management/registration process, data

integrity and client reporting.

-Update SOP documents as needed to ensure all processes are current

-Continually prioritize workload and monitor service issues to ensure

the highest levels of customer service, efficiency and productivity

-Report on program spend, savings and profitability monthly

-Prepare final program billing, reconcile supplier payments, and track

client payments

-Minimal travel required

Qualifications Include:

-Bachelor's degree preferred

-CMP certification preferred

-Minimum of 5 years experience in planning incentives, meetings and/or

special events

-Minimum of 2 years experience in client management

-Minimum of 2 years experience managing outside vendors, sourcing and

negotiating contract services

-1-2 years supervisory or team lead experience preferred

-Previous experience in simple web development, final billing and

attendee management preferred

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

-Proficiency in database management

-First hand experience of domestic and international group travel

preferred

To express interest and apply for this position, please email your

resume and salary history and requirements to resumes@bcdmi.com or fax

to (404) 923-6293. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

16. Registration Account Manager; J. Spargo and Associates, Inc.;

Fairfax, VA

J. Spargo and Associates, Inc. has an opening for a Registration Account

Manager. Responsibilities include management of registration services

for multiple clients. Must be able to plan, coordinate & manage all

aspects of Registration for expositions and conferences with 200 –

25,000 attendees.

Requirements

* Requires 5+ years trade show or related experience including project

management experience

* BS degree in a related field

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Must be proficient with databases (Access preferred), Word, Excel and

Outlook.

Travel Required — 25%

To be successful in this position the candidate should be dedicated,

organized and efficient.

We offer excellent benefits and a casual work environment. Fax resume to

703.818.9177 or reply to jsajobs@jspargo.com.

17. Coordinator, Professional Development; National Investor Relations

Institute; Vienna, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2722421&keywords=&ref=1

18. President/CEO; Berkshires Visitors Bureau; Massachusetts

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2723490&keywords=&ref=1

19. Hotel Marketing Supervisor; Denihan Hospitality Group; New York, NY

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2723701&keywords=&ref=1

20. Associate director of event management; International Facility

Management Association; Houston, TX

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the largest

and most widely recognized professional association for facility

management, supporting more than 19,000 members. The association's

members are represented in 123 chapters and 15 councils throughout 63

countries worldwide.

The associate director of event management is a senior level position

with high visibility and responsibility for advancing IFMA's events and

programs worldwide to greater levels of participation, influence,

prominence and revenue.

The position is located in Houston, TX at IFMA Headquarters.

The departmental budget is 1.75 MM.

Specific Responsibilities

Strategic and long-range planning for all existing and new events and

meetings.

Works collaboratively with the associate director of corporate

connections on the strategic and long-term planning of exhibits, expos,

sponsorships, etc.

Participate in strategic planning and overall management of the

association as member of the senior management team.

Foster strong collaboration and teamwork between the Event Management

team and the departments they serve.

Consistently communicate and cooperate with the Marketing Department to

effectively promote IFMA events and programs.

Development, administration and reporting of tactical plans and budgets

for all events.

Initiate, negotiate and manage strategic partnerships with participating

associations and organizations related to all events.

Coordinate convention center requirements with appropriate staff to

ensure maximum support for the marketing and sales of exhibit space,

appropriate communication with vendor/exhibitors and convention service

company, for all IFMA events both domestically and internationally.

Manage and coordinate the development of the event revenue and expense

forecast and budget annually, and insure its proper integration into the

association's overall budget.

Ensure that the budget accurately reflects all events scheduled and that

the budget supports and enables the accomplishment of the Association's

strategic plan.

Site selection for World Workplace and IFMA board of directors meetings,

as well as other event locations as needed.

Ensure the Event Management Department provides the necessary logistical

support for IFMA chapter-specific, council- specific events and meetings

upon request in a positive manner.

Oversight of all outside event contractors (such as destination

management companies and suppliers), service providers (such as

transportation and conference materials), hotels and convention centers.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree. Graduate degree a plus. CMP preferred.

Minimum Five (5) years verifiable experience managing teams of permanent

employees and contractors on simultaneous projects.

Verifiable experience managing an accrual-based budget of $1 MM.

Intermediate computer skills – including an efficient working knowledge

of current versions of Microsoft Office Products and Windows. A basic

understanding of iMIS association management software and MAS 90

accounting software are also desirable.

Strengths

Adaptability – able to respond willingly to the demands of the moment

even if they pull away from the original plan.

Futuristic – able to see the vision of what can be and share with

others.

Maximizer – ability to take something that is good and makes it great.

Responsibility – taking ownership and pride in following things through

to the end and completing them at or above the expectation.

Strategic – ability to sort through the clutter and find the best path

forward.

Values

Positive Leadership

Knowledge sharing

Integrity

Passion to excel and see others excel

Conscientious

Collaboration

Additional Considerations

Demonstrates a customer service and teamwork attitude

Excellent communications skills

Knowledge and desire to leverage technology

Is concerned about building long-term positive and productive internal

and external relationships

Works effectively with volunteer leaders, members, committees, and task

forces

Knowledge of the Balanced Scorecard management system

Able to travel (internationally), expect to travel 30% or more

Contact: Linda Pate

Phone: 713-623-4362

linda.pate@ifma.org

http://ifma.org

21. Director of Meetings; Society of Research Administrators

International; Arlington, VA

The Society of Research Administrators International, located in

Arlington, VA is looking for a

Meetings Director to manage its annual meeting and other section and

chapter meetings.

Founded in 1967, the Society of Research Administrators International is

a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the profession of

research administration. With more than 3,500 members across North

America and around the world, SRA is the premier international

organization for research administrators in all settings, on all levels,

and in all fields.

Candidates should have strong meeting and event planning experience,

strong contract negotiation and budgeting skills, and experience working

with committees. Advanced computer skills including PowerPoint, Adobe

and netForum, a plus.

Successful applicant will have superior people skills to thrive in a

small office and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Responsibilities include: negotiating contracts with hotels, convention

centers and vendors including decorator, audio visual and catering

services; site selection, registration, marketing and advertising for

meetings and events.

We offer the opportunity to work in a team environment and convenient

location close to Rosslyn Metro. Please submit resume to:

Director of Admin & HR

Phone: 703-741-0140

Fax: 703-741-0142

info@srainternational.org

22. Exhibits Manager; AABB; Bethesda, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t735=&t730=&site_id=518&max=25&t733=&t731=&jb=3186125

23. Regional Guest Relations Manager; Haworth, Inc.; Washington, DC

As a leader in office furniture and architectural interiors with a

worldwide presence, Haworth products are formed by a lifetime of

involvement in global trends and learning. At Haworth, we believe that

interiors should inspire-creating great spaces for the people who will

work in them. Through appealing aesthetics, thoughtful ergonomics and a

commitment to sustainability, our products aim to do just that. After

nearly sixty years in business, we remain steered by the people and

principles that made Haworth one of the top manufacturers in the

business. We are actively seeking for a Regional Guest Relations Manager

for our Washington D.C. showroom.

This exciting and visible position allows you to leverage our award

winning showroom by promoting it to our broad target audience; large

corporations, A&D Firms, Interior Designers, Architects, Real Estate

development companies, professional organizations like IIDA, AIA, and

BOMA. You'll encourage confidence and self esteem in others while

exemplifying a positive vision for all associates. This important role

initiates, plans and leads events and presentations in the showroom.

You'll greet and tour customers within the showroom through informative

presentations as well. You'll work cross functionally with specialized

and brilliant sales and marketing professionals to plan and deliver

events for small groups or large focused gatherings. This is a role in

which you'll develop creative strategies to use our global brand to help

utilize the showroom for business development functions and improving

sales opportunities. You'll be a key contributor in a team based

environment!

We value learning through education and experience. The ideal candidate

will possess:

. Bachelor degree in Hospitality, business administration or

marketing/design/advertising or equivalent.

. Four years experience in event planning, hospitality or travel

coordination with presentation delivery experience.

. Two years experience supervising the work of others.

The talent and passion of our people are critical to our success.

Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity,

continuous learning, our community, and results. We are looking for

someone to continue to lead Haworth towards excellence. To apply for

this position, and to learn more about the possibilities at Haworth,

visit our website at http://www.Haworth.com/Careers. Our beautiful,

effective and adaptable workspaces will impress you, but more

importantly the exciting and innovative culture will amaze you!

24. Membership & Marketing Director; The Noonday Club; St. Louis, MO

Excellent opportunity in upscale hospitality marketing with one of the

city's oldest private clubs. Ideal candidate will be an energetic,

confident and polished promoter, with the ability to network effectively

in the local business and social communities. Position requires

exceptional communication skills and a PR personality. Prior experience

in luxury sales/promotion required. Undergraduate degree preferred.

Proficient in Microsoft: Office including Access, Excel, Outlook and

Word. Package includes salary, commission, bonus, health benefits, 401k,

flexible scheduling and paid holidays.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Ø Increase total number of club members through a combination of

recruitment and retention. Increase member usage of the facility and

overall member satisfaction levels through internal marketing of club

amenities and activities.

Ø Membership director generates all communication related to

prospective members in a timely manner. Examples include interest

packets, thank you notes, marketing program announcements, and

committee/board communications.

Ø Membership director generates all communication with new members

in a timely manner. Examples include thank you notes, welcome letters,

membership cards, etc. Membership director coordinates all aspects of

new member welcome and orientation.

Ø Collaborates with the general manager in the development and

production of membership marketing materials as needed.

Ø Membership director will facilitate the activities of a

Membership Committee of the executive board. The committee's primary

purpose is to generate lists of prospective members and develop ideas

for recruiting and orientation events.

Ø The membership director will actively seek and engage in

networking opportunities in the local community for the dual purposes of

raising awareness of the club and expanding prospect lists.

Contact: Mike Chollet

Phone: (314) 231-8452

Fax: (314) 231-0519

mgchollet@msn.com

25. Creative Services Manager; OpenDoor Resources; Ft. Lauderdale, FL

OpenDoor Resources, an executive search firm that specializes in the

hospitality arena has been retained by one of the largest destination

management companies in Florida to find an “A” player for their Ft.

Lauderdale office:

Twenty plus year old award winning destination management company is

looking for a Manager for the Creative Services team in South Florida.

Ideal candidate must be able to write, present and sell event/theme

ideas that are logistically sound and creatively outstanding. Gain and

maintain intimate knowledge of all creative assets in market place.

Grow theme decor and entertainment division. Be part of a team that

works hard, plays hard and likes to win. Great package including

salary, bonus and benefits.

Contact: J B Ryan

Phone: 407-362-7790 Ext. 102

Fax: 888-744-1225

jbryan@opendoorresources.com

http://www.opendoorresources.com/open_jobs.htm

26. Marketing Coordinator; Michael Page; Stamford, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3146801

27. Director of Development; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Knoxville, TN

Does your present job offer you.

Opportunity for autonomy and responsibility of managing a small office

Team oriented, friendly and energetic environment

Rapid growth and advancement opportunities

Great benefits including 3 wks paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, medical,

dental, 401k, others!

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a leading non-profit health care

organization is seeking an aggressive self-starter to implement special

event fundraising and lead our local chapter based in the Knoxville

area. The position is responsible for recruitment of Volunteers and

Corporate Sponsors; developing a presence in the community; expanding

existing support base, managing volunteers and executing several events

such as golf tournaments and walk-thons.

Must have excellent communication skills, proven track record of

salesmanship and the ability to maximize fund-raising opportunities.

Candidate should possess 3 years experience in marketing/sales,

fund-raising or special events. Volunteer or community involvement

experience a plus. This is a full-time position and candidates should be

willing to travel to execute events in Knoxville, Chattanooga and the

Tri-City area.

EOE For immediate consideration please submit resume with salary history

directly online to http://www.cff.org/ under Employment Opportunities.

Click on link below or copy and past to browser:

http://www.prohire.com/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=JobList&szFormat=search&szWID=10906&szCID=49079

Phone: 301 841-2603

hr3@cff.org

28. Special Events Planner; Kansas City University of Medicine &

Biosciences; Kansas City, MO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3146813

29. Director of Meetings & Education; Physician Insurers Association of

America; Rockville, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2725808&keywords=&ref=1

30. Meeting/Events Planner; Nancy Allen Associates, Inc.; Washington, DC

One of the nicest most well-managed organizations we know has called us

in to recruit for an experienced MEETING PLANNER–a management level

position working in tandem with their Director of meetings as well as

managing a good many events on your own…from dealing with hotels, to

handling speakers and special guests, etc.

Because of the all-inclusive scope of the position they need someone who

can hit the ground running. a CMP would be a huge plus.

Salary into the 50's with superb benefits and a wonderful work

environment.

To be considered, e-mail your resume to us at info@nancyallen.com or fax

it to 703/ 247-4181. For questions, please call 703/ 247-4222.

Nancy Allen Associates, Inc.

For a more complete listing of positions we're recruiting for, please

visit our website:

www.nancyallen.com

31. Director of Claims; Interstate Hotels & Resorts; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24837196&jobSummaryIndex=6&agentID=

32. Sr / Coordinator Conference Program; NAFSA; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24848441&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

33. National Sales Manager; Virginia Tourism Corporation; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24848331&jobSummaryIndex=7&agentID=

***** From Ned Lundquist *****

34. Director for National Meetings and Conferences; Juvenile Diabetes

Research Foundation International; New York, NY

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=193500020

35. Brand and Special Event Coordinator; Dallas Symphony Orchestra;

Dallas, TX

Job Description

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is currently looking for a Brand and

Special Event Coordinator. This position within our marketing team will

work on brand related marketing initiatives as well as special events.

Position will work on the brand integration for marketing communication

vehicles including, but not limited to advertising, promotions, public

relations, direct mail, etc. as well as the coordination and execution

of assigned special projects and events for the Dallas Symphony

Orchestra.

Ideal candidate will have two years of brand marketing and/or special

event experience. Bachelor's degree from a four year university is

required.

The Dallas Symphony Association offers a competitive salary which

includes a benefits package for full-time employees, business casual

work environment, free garage parking at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony

Center.

Please email resume to recruiter2@dalsym.com

Resumes without salary requirement will not be considered. No phone

calls please.

EOE – We value diversity in our workforce

Company: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Email: recruiter@dalsym.com

Fax: 214-953-1218

Reference Code: JP- BrandCoor

Cheryl L. Bunkley

PR/Media Specialist

(404) 684-6000

horizonmedia@msn.com

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36. Director Of Sales; The Virginian Suites; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24848191&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

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