Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 19 November 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)

19 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. Manager, Program Events; American Council for Technology; Fairfax, VA

2. Director Convention Operations; National Association of Broadcasters;

Washington, DC

3. Meeting Services Director; CPCU Society; Malvern, PA

4. Conference Manager; Urban and Regional Information Systems

Association; Park Ridge, IL

5. Conference and Education Manager; Industrial Designers Society of

America (IDSA); Dulles, VA

6. Senior Meeting Planner; EDJ Associates; Rockville, MD

7. Contract Meeting Planning Professional; Conference & Logistics

Consultants, Inc.; Annapolis, MD

8. Manager of Conferences; Color Marketing Group; Alexandria, VA

9. Meeting Manager; American Gear Manufacturers Association; Alexandria,

VA

10. Special Events Manager; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; Boothbay,

ME

11. Senior Event Planner; MorEvents; Brussels, Belgium

12. Event Assistant; Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre;

Vancouver, BC, Canada

13. Operations Coordinator; JNR Incorporated; Irvine, CA

14. Sales and Catering Manager; Reverse Logistics Association; Lehi, UT

15. Manager, Conventions and Special Events; St. Jude Medical; Austin,

TX

16. Convention Registration Manager; Society of American Travel Writers;

Anywhere, WI

17. Event Producer/Meeting Planner; Jack Morton Worldwide; Norwalk, CT

18. Associate Director, Functional – Events and Meeting Services; KPMG

LLP; Montvale, NJ

19. Director of Housing and Venues; Advanstar Communications Inc.;

Darien, CT

20. Account Manager; One World Partners, Inc.; Sausalito, CA

21. Marketing Event Planner – Manager; GE Asset Management; Stamford, CT

22. Chapter/Meetings Assistant; HFTP; Austin, TX

23. Meeting Assistant; American Express; Mt. Laurel, NJ

24. Administrative and Meeting Coordinator; Chemical Producers and

Distributors Association; Washington, DC

25. Coordinator for Global/National/Regional Events; Point-Of-Purchase

Advertising International; Alexandria, VA

26. Conferences & Expositions Director; NACE International; Houston, TX

27. Membership & Meetings Coordinator; Colorado Oil & Gas Association;

Denver, CO

28. Customer Service Specialist; Washington Convention and Tourism Corp;

Washington, DC

29. Senior Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Washington; Washington, DC

30. Regional Manager of Membership Sales; The American Hotel & Lodging

Association; Washington/Oregon

31. Meeting and Events Planner; Human Rights Campaign; Washington, DC

32. associate director of event management; International Facility

Management Association; Houston, TX

33. President/CEO; Berkshires Visitors Bureau; Berkshires

34. Director of Partnership Sales & Development; Hershey Harrisburg

Regional Visitors Bureau; Harrisburg, PA

35. Finance Manager; Newport Beach CVB; Newport Beach, CA

36. Senior Sales Manager; Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Richmond, VA

37. National Sales Manager; Baltimore CVB; Baltimore, MD

38. President & CEO; Tourism Victoria; Victoria, BC, Canada

39. Vice President, Marketing Communications; Monterey County Convention

and Visitors Bureau; Monterey, CA

40. Catering Coordinator; Altantic Video, Inc.; Washington, DC

41. Associate Director of Conferences; National Association of Drug

Court Professionals; Washington, DC

42. Manager, Customer Exp.Research; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

43. Activities Director; Easter Seals; Washington, DC

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

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. Manager, Program Events; American Council for Technology; Fairfax, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3240134

2. Director Convention Operations; National Association of Broadcasters;

Washington, DC

The National Association of Broadcasters – trade association that

advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television

stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal

Communications Commission and the Courts – is currently searching for

candidates to fill the open Director, Convention Operations position.

NAB has two annual trade shows which combined totals over 110,000

attendees. The Director, Convention Operations will direct, manage and

implement all pre-show, on-site and post-show operational/logistical

activities for all NAB conventions including but not limited to

registration, housing, conference sessions, food & beverage events,

transportation services, facility management, and general show design

and graphics. Please visit our web site for a full listing about this

exciting opportunity. http://www.nab.org/.

The successful candidate will have a college degree, with seven to ten

years experience in the trade show or related industry. Experience

managing operations, logistics and customer service for major

expositions and meetings. Ability to think strategically,

problem-solve, and identify process efficiencies. Demonstrated

increased responsibility in events and project management. Proven

skills in personnel management, staff supervision, and customer service.

Ability to set and manage revenue and expense budgets. Ability to work

well under stressful situations, handle multiple projects and meet

aggressive deadlines. Highly detail oriented and organized. Computer

proficiency in MicroSoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, etc.) and

database programs. Must have the ability to travel.

Send cover letter with resume to HR@nab.org or to HR – Director

Convention Operations search, 1771 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

3. Meeting Services Director; CPCU Society; Malvern, PA

Meeting Planner Professional For prestigious, 28,000-member professional

association in beautiful Chester County, PA. Bachelor’s & CMP

preferred with 5-7 years experience in meeting planning for 2,500 to

7,000 attendees — two events annually. Conduct site visits, coordinate

staffing plans; negotiate contracts and manage vendors. Manage

logistics and staff on-site, including F&B, and AV. Team player with

excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience

collaborating with stakeholders a plus. Good computer skills; knowledge

of Imis software a plus. Travel required. Competitive salary and

excellent benefits. No relocation package. Send resume and cover

letter with salary requirements to Carolyn McGill, CPCU Society, 720

Providence Road, Malvern, PA 19355; cmcgill@cpcusociety.org; fax

610-251-2780.

Contact: Carolyn McGill

Phone: 610-251-2754

Fax: 610-251-2780

cmcgill@cpcusociety.org

4. Conference Manager; Urban and Regional Information Systems

Association; Park Ridge, IL

Suburban Chicago (Park Ridge) professional association seeks experienced

Conference Manager. The Conference Manager will be responsible for all

aspects of association conference management including, but not limited

to: site selection, hotel and vendor negotiations and contracting,

preparing and managing program budgets, determining audio-visual, set-up

and food and beverage requirements, managing abstract submission and

speaker communications process, and providing on-site management of

programs including supervision and coordination of vendors and staff.

The Conference Manager will be the primary manager (and motivator) of

the conference program committees for program content development. The

position is also responsible for assisting with promotional materials

and program brochures. The Conference Manager will also develop and

operate an exhibit and sponsorship sales and management program.

Requirements

Must have a proven track record of managing large scale meetings and

events with attendance over 300 (largest conference has about 700

attendees) and multiple tracks occurring on a daily basis. Exhibit hall

and sponsorship sales and coordination is a plus. At least 4 years of

direct meetings experience is required. Must be well poised and project

driven and have proven success working with volunteer member committees.

Proven budget and fiscal abilities; interpersonal, communication and

organizational skills and a team orientation. Excellent Microsoft Office

and project management skills are required along with database

management experience. Must be willing to travel.

The ideal candidate will support and actively build an office culture

dedicated to superior customer service that exceeds member, attendee and

exhibitor expectations.

Our small office (7 staff members) offers a competitive salary

commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package

including medical, dental, 401(k) plan with company match, partial

tuition reimbursement, company paid life insurance, and a casual dress

code and atmosphere.

For more information about the Urban and Regional Information Systems

Association (URISA) and our conferences, visit www.urisa.org.

Contact: Wendy Nelson

Phone: 847-824-6300

wnelson@urisa.org

5. Conference and Education Manager; Industrial Designers Society of

America (IDSA); Dulles, VA

An established, not-for-profit professional design society in Dulles, VA

seeks an experienced meeting professional to support regional

conferences, educational seminars and related Society special events.

The Conference and Education Manager will oversee logistics and content

for five district conferences per year, a national education conference

and an annual seminar series, and will collaborate with the Director of

Conferences and Education on achieving a successful national conference

each year. The ideal candidate will possess a high level of initiative,

independent judgment, exceptional customer service skills, and the

capacity to work well under pressure to produce a seamless event. Travel

required.

Responsibilities:

Must be comfortable with meeting management responsibilities including:

site selection, contract negotiation, session coordination,

registration, budgeting, hotel logistics, volunteer collaboration, and

associated administrative tasks for meetings ranging in size from 50-400

attendees.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years of association meetings

experience required. Must have proven ability to handle multiple tasks

simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Exemplary customer service

and communication skills required. CMP coursework preferred and/or event

management coursework a plus. Interested candidates should send resume

and cover letter with salary history and requirements to IDSA via email

to carrier@idsa.org, or via fax at 703.787.8501. Resumes without salary

history and requirements will not be considered. No phone calls. EOE.

The qualified candidate will enjoy a positive, team-oriented atmosphere

and a generous benefits package including medical/dental plan, 401(k),

abbreviated summer work schedule, and free parking.

The world's largest industrial design professional association, IDSA

(www.idsa.org) is committed to advancing the profession of industrial

design through education, information, community and advocacy. With

over 3,000 members, IDSA publishes a quarterly magazine, monthly

newsletter and weekly e-newsletter, and sponsors national and regional

conferences, seminars, podcasts, and chapter and professional interest

section events.

Contact: Carrie Rice, CMP, Director of Conferences and Education

Phone: 703.707.6000 Ext. 101

Fax: 703.787.8501

carrier@idsa.org

http://www.idsa.org

6. Senior Meeting Planner; EDJ Associates; Rockville, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3220636

7. Contract Meeting Planning Professional; Conference & Logistics

Consultants, Inc.; Annapolis, MD

Washington, DC area meeting management firm is looking for a contract

meeting planning professional to work in tandem with its existing team

to manage several client conferences. The schedule for the work and

the duration of the contract, depending on the contractor’s

availability, can range from 3-5 days per week and will run from

November 2007 through April 2008. Work can be done in combination from

the firm’s Annapolis office and from the contractor’s own office.

Please contact: hr@gomeeting.com

8. Manager of Conferences; Color Marketing Group; Alexandria, VA

A not-for-profit professional association in Alexandria, VA seeks an

experienced meeting professional to support regional and international

conferences. The Manager of Conferences will oversee logistics and

content for two conferences (approximately 350 attendees), several North

American regional meetings (approximately 50 attendees each), and will

collaborate with the Executive Director and Coordinator of Conferences

on all meetings and events. Travel required.

Responsibilities:

Must be comfortable with meeting management responsibilities including:

site selection, contract negotiation, session coordination,

registration, budgeting, hotel logistics, volunteer collaboration, and

associated administrative tasks for meetings.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and four years of relevant association experience

required. This position requires creativity, excellent organizational

and people/project management skills, attention to detail, ability to

work independently, meet tight deadlines, and to work simultaneously as

part of the team. Incumbent must have the ability to locate information

through resources and to make intelligent decisions in a timely manner.

This position requires being flexible, the ability to adhere to strict

budget guidelines, the ability to develop, implement and follow through

on new systems and projects, and to work on multiple projects at one

time.

A strong marketing and communications background with initiative and

creativity, excellent writing and editing skills, and an understanding

of print production are essential to the success of this position. Other

important traits: positive, “let’s figure this out”, “can-do” attitude.

Honest but polite, helpful, and willing to make the extra effort to

achieve member satisfaction.

Salary to mid $40's, with excellent benefit package. Interested

candidates should send resume and cover letter with salary history and

requirements to CMG via email to jstephens@colormarketing.org or via fax

at 703.329.0155. No phone calls. EOE.

9. Meeting Manager; American Gear Manufacturers Association; Alexandria,

VA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association, located in Alexandria, VA

is looking for a Meetings Manager to manage its annual meeting,

educational seminars, and other committee meetings.

Responsibilities include: negotiating contracts with hotels, speakers

and vendors including audio visual and catering services; site

selection, registration, marketing and advertising for meetings and

events.

Coordinate services for events and develop function details. Review

event bills and approve payments. Plan and develop programs, agendas,

budgets according to meeting needs.

Candidates should have strong meeting and event planning experience,

strong contract negotiation and budgeting skills, and experience working

with committees. Advanced computer skills including MS Office, Adobe

Acrobat and iMIS, a plus.

Successful applicant will have superior people skills to thrive in a

small office and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Education

Associate's degree or greater and prior work experience (minimum of 3

years)

E-mail resume to jobs@agma.org. All submissions are confidential.

10. Special Events Manager; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; Boothbay,

ME

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay seeks a special events

manager to plan and implement the organization's fundraising events. The

Gardens currently runs more than a dozen events annually, and these may

increase in the future. (See www.mainegardens.org for a partial list of

events.) The coordinator will report to the director of visitor services

& marketing and will work closely with the volunteer coordinator and

director of communications.

The successful candidate for this position must have a minimum of two

years of professional experience organizing imaginative and financially

successful events. Experience in managing financially profitable events

for other not-for-profit organizations or educational institutions is

ideal. Knowledge and past success with corporate event sponsorship is

desirable. Basic qualifications include excellent written and verbal

communications skills; impeccable attention to detail; ability to juggle

multiple projects and work under pressure; ability to anticipate needs

and problems of events during planning and operation; patience;

creativity; comfort dealing with staff, volunteers and vendors; ability

to work both independently and collaboratively; and enthusiasm for event

management. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e-mail messaging

are necessary. Some evening and weekend duties are required.

Education

A bachelor's degree is preferred.

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens provides a friendly and collegial

working environment. This position offers a competitive salary and

presently includes a contributory medical insurance plan, as well as an

excellent vacation allowance and additional benefits. Review of

applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position

is filled. Cover letter, resume, and names of three references should be

sent to mhoffman@mainegardens.org (subject line: Special Events) or

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, P.O. Box 234, Boothbay, ME 04537.

References will not be contacted until after candidates have been

interviewed. No phone calls please.

11. Senior Event Planner; MorEvents; Brussels, Belgium

MorEvents Europe SPRL is seeking a Senior Event Planner to plan,

implement and reconcile corporate events, meetings and trade shows. The

ideal candidate is creative, detailed, and motivated to work in a busy

and diverse event planning office.

I. JOB PURPOSE

Responsible for the planning and implementing the logistics involved

with all client events to ensure goals are met, positive client feedback

is achieved, and all staff and vendors are effectively coordinated.

Events may include meetings, conferences, sporting events, trade shows.

Clients will include corporate, non-profit and government.

II. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

– Designs and sets up client website registration.

– Conducts analyses and identifies cost-saving opportunities for all

meetings.

– Responsible for all administrative documentation required for meeting

planning.

– Prepares recommendations for meeting site selection.

– Assists with logistics including site selection, catering, and program

development.

– Provides on-site coordination, which includes problem-solving,

decision-making, and interaction with vendors.

– Negotiate and oversee relevant event contracts ensuring favorable

terms and cost efficiencies.

– In conjunction with client, develop and manage cost-effective budgets

for each event, and process all vendor invoices promptly.

– Prepares and provides post-activity evaluation data, as appropriate to

the objectives of the position; prepares scheduled and special reports

as required.

– Participate in conference or event marketing by working with designers

on invitations, mailings, welcome kits and all signage.

– Travel and site inspections required

– Works on database and helps develop materials for on-line registration

system.

– Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned, including data

management and correspondence.

– Provide general support to all activities within Company.

– Responsible for client relationships to include sales of repeat or new

events with the existing client.

– Assist with sales opportunities

For information about MorEvents, please visit our website at

www.morevents.com.

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to Ruth

Garcia – ruth@morevents.com.

12. Event Assistant; Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre;

Vancouver, BC, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6551

13. Operations Coordinator; JNR Incorporated; Irvine, CA

Position Description

Provide administrative support to multiple Account Managers in

Operations.

Responsibilities

Assist with day-to-day coordination and operations of variouse incentive

and meeting travel programs

Schedule, coordinate and conduct mailings for enrollment, promo

campaigns, and pre-trip, etc

Interact with clients, vendors, and internal departments on a regular

basis as directed

Create and amintain Contact Sheets, Program Timelines, Internal Reports,

and Master Files

Order, pack, ad maintain trip operating materials and supplies

Travel to work domestic and / or international programs as needed

Required Qualification

Administrative/General Office: Filing, Faxing, Copying, Mailing, Phones

Computer: PC- Microsoft Word, Excel, OUtlook, and Powerpoint

Contact Human Resources via email at hduckworth@jnrcorp.com or fax to

949.855.3825

14. Sales and Catering Manager; Reverse Logistics Association; Lehi, UT

The Sales and Catering Manager is responsible for the Reverse Logistics

Association (RLA) events held around the world. These events include the

RLA Conference & Expos held in Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Singapore as

well as RLA Seminars & Workshops held worldwide.

The duties involved with coordinating the RLA Events include;

– Plan and hold staff meetings in preparation for the event

– Finding the best hotel location

– Negotiating Hotel and Vendor Contracts

– Coordinating the Audio Visual Vendors and Equipment

– Ordering Food & Beverage

– Coordinating the sponsored activities at each event:

– Facility Visits at RLA Seminars

– Canal Cruises, Football party, Golf Tournament

Job Requirements:

– Event management experience for conferences with more than 2500

attendees is a must, 10 years+

– Must have experience planning trade shows with over 500 exhibitors

– Training in Event Management or Hospitality is a plus

– Experience working in Hotel negotiations (either side) is essential

– Has domestic and international experience

– Strong organizational skills (Ability to set and reach goals)

– Ability to multi-task; prioritize, and handle rapid change

– Must be confident and Self-Reliant

– Commitment to travel to the events:

Three main conferences (Amsterdam, Singapore & Las Vegas) and RLA

seminars

– Strong verbal/written communication skills & comfortable talking to

strangers

– Quick decision making and assertiveness

Please e-mail resumes to jobs@rltinc.com

15. Manager, Conventions and Special Events; St. Jude Medical; Austin,

TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6547

16. Convention Registration Manager; Society of American Travel Writers;

Anywhere, WI

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6546

17. Event Producer/Meeting Planner; Jack Morton Worldwide; Norwalk, CT

The Norwalk office is currently seeking an Event Producer. The person in

this role is responsible for working with other members of the team to

flawlessly deliver solutions that drive client results and meet Jack

Morton financial requirements. This role includes project management,

facilitation of large conference web registration, internal and external

client interface and presentation, managing budgets/reconciliations and

excellent quality control and conflict resolution.

Requirements:

-4-6 years of related experience

-Strong ability to think analytically and basic technical knowledge

-Proven project management skills: Client and budget management,

Statements of Work, timelines and workflow charts; proven experience

assessing client needs and preparing project plans

-Web services experience: Strong understanding of online registration

tools including conference management software – eCommerce, Social

Networking, Content, Housing, Exhibitor, etc.; database (user logic)

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience

presenting: Strong experience working directly with high level clients;

experience brainstorming creative solutions

Please apply to our website: www.jackmorton.com

18. Associate Director, Functional – Events and Meeting 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 an

Associate Director, Functional – Events and Meeting Services to join us

in our Montvale office.

Responsibilities:

– Lead an integrated team of Events and Meeting Services (EMS)

professionals to execute internal large- scale national meetings and

client facing events

– Collaborate with other EMS teams to define and raise standards for

best practices, consistency, and controls relative to the execution of

events and meetings

– Work with other national teams to enable the facilitation of

efficiencies and economies of scale, leading to greater process and

control orientation

– Oversee department operations, including event/meeting assignments and

financial management

– Manage, develop, and mentor functional events and meetings

professionals in order to build a strong talent pool within the

department

– Maintain strong relationships with assigned clients and help ensure

that service delivery is aligned and fully supports the firm's

priorities and business goals on a national level

Qualifications:

– Eight years of experience with increasing responsibility in the areas

of marketing, event marketing, or hospitality

– Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university

– Ability to demonstrate organizational, leadership and people

management skills

– Experience creating and managing project budgets

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 16420 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.

19. Director of Housing and Venues; Advanstar Communications Inc.;

Darien, CT

Position Description

Responsible for the acquisition of appropriate hotel room blocks for 40+

trade shows and conferences per year in the United States as well as

event venue search and negotiations

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities are to negotiate room block contracts with

hotel properties for our trade shows. There is also some work around

acquiring dates and space at convention centers and the like as well as

some special event work to be done. Most of the hotel contracts are for

events in Las Vegas so a familiarity with both trade show hotel blocks

and the city of Las Vegas and its properties is a plus.

Required Qualification

Five years experience in hotel negotiations particularly in block

contracts. Background with large trade shows or the like is necessary.

Knowledge of and relationships with major hotel chains and properties is

also needed.

Education

Bachelor's degree.

Send resume and compensation requirements to jrudolph@advanstar.com

20. Account Manager; One World Partners, Inc.; Sausalito, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6541

21. Marketing Event Planner – Manager; GE Asset Management; Stamford, CT

The Event Planning Manager is responsible for both strategic and

tactical elements related to event planning. The Manager will develop an

annual calendar that reflects priorities: proprietary and

non-proprietary conferences and road shows where we speak, sponsor

and/or exhibit.

The Manager will also be responsible for development and growth of the

GEAM Speakers Bureau consisting of internal and external speakers and an

inventory of industry related topics for off the shelf use. The Manager

will have a lead role in development and execution of 2 significant

proprietary institutional events each year – US and offshore

institutional client conferences. The Manager will also lead the

development of conferences/due diligence meetings that meet the

strategic and tactical goals of the intermediary group. The Manager will

interface with GE and GEAM senior leaders to develop priorities and

calendars; strategic messages; tactical execution. The Manager will also

work with sales leaders to drive alignment and ensure goals are

achieved. The Manager will seek out additional opportunities that

enhance GEAM's brand awareness; determine priorities and execution

(speaking, attending, sponsoring) and coverage. The Manager will work

with other marketing managers to define and execute pre- and post-

conference marketing programs. The Manager will develop and execute

metrics to measure marketing effectiveness

The successful candidate will have:

# Bachelor Degree and a minimum of 4 years experience or a High School

Diploma (or equivalent) and a minimum of 10 years experience

# Minimum 3 years experience in asset management

# Must be willing to travel as required by business need

# You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the application

process

# You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of

the selection process

# You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Characteristics:

# MBA

# Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities

simultaneously

# Ability to think strategically

# Excellent creative problem solving skills

# Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal & written).

# Well organized

# Demonstrated project leadership, facilitation skills, and customer

service skills.

# High-energy, intelligent, and proactive team player with ability to

work and act independently.

# Ability to drive both strategic and tactical elements of conferences,

Speakers Bureau and other opportunities to increase brand awareness

# Strong leadership and communications skills

# Significant project management and influence skills

# Knowledge of GEAM and institutional asset management

# Ability to work with senior leaders

# Internal Candidates: Green Belt Certified is desired

Please go to www.gecareers.com and search for Job # 756559 – Marketing

Event Planner Manager to apply for this position.

Also, please let us know how you heard about us: mpiweb.org

22. Chapter/Meetings Assistant; HFTP; Austin, TX

Candidate desired for staff support for Hospitality Financial and

Technology Professionals. Educational seminar planning and meeting

logistics experience preferred. The successful candidate will work

closely with four very talented meeting planners.

Resumes should be emailed directly to Lucinda Hart, CAE, HFTP's Chief

Operations Officer, (Lucinda.Hart@hftp.org) and must include salary

requirements. Incomplete resumes will not be accepted. Applicants will

be kept in the strictest of confidence.

23. Meeting Assistant; American Express; Mt. Laurel, NJ

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6538

24. Administrative and Meeting Coordinator; Chemical Producers and

Distributors Association; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2732095&keywords=&ref=1

25. Coordinator for Global/National/Regional Events; Point-Of-Purchase

Advertising International; Alexandria, VA

International Association seeks an event coordinator to run our state of

the art Outstanding Merchandising Awards Point of Purchase Display

Contest and the Awards Gala. The contest is over 40 years old and is the

largest in the Industry. Over 800 displays compete for gold, silver, and

bronze medals.

Requirements

You must have the initiative and be very detailed oriented, capable of

multitasking and meeting deadlines. We also require the candidate to be

well rounded and knowledgeable with general contract provisions, event

planning, budgeting, and computer proficient in microsoft office

products.

Other responsibilities include:

-Manage revenues and expenses for OMA and Awards Gala. -Lead the OMA

committee to develop new ideas to grow the contest.

-Manage the on-line entry program for entries and working with our

members.

-Work with the software vendor to maintain the OMA program and develop

upgrades.

-Oversee various vendors during set-up of the displays on the trade show

floor (decorating , security, cleaning, etc)

-Manage the production company at the awards gala to put on a

multi-media presentation. -Manage catering at the gala.

-Solicit judges for participation.

-Solicit members to help set up displays.

-Oversee tabulation of the winners and the gala announcement.

-Work with POPAI chapters to develop regional Award programs around the

world.

-Manage the marketing and promotion of the contest.

We offer competitive salary and benefits. In order to be considered you

must send resume, cover letter, and current salary to

rick.walsh@popai.com.

26. Conferences & Expositions Director; NACE International; Houston, TX

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2731363&keywords=&ref=1

27. Membership & Meetings Coordinator; Colorado Oil & Gas Association;

Denver, CO

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2731375&keywords=&ref=1

28. Customer Service Specialist; Washington Convention and Tourism Corp;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2731325&keywords=&ref=1

29. Senior Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Washington; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2730112&keywords=&ref=1

30. Regional Manager of Membership Sales; The American Hotel & Lodging

Association; Washington/Oregon

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2729819&keywords=&ref=1

31. Meeting and Events Planner; Human Rights Campaign; Washington, DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3247345

32. associate director of event management; International Facility

Management Association; Houston, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3233799

33. President/CEO; Berkshires Visitors Bureau; Berkshires

The Berkshires Visitors Bureau is seeking a President who will direct

and lead the bureau toward its mission, work directly with Board or

governing body on policy making and strategy for organization, and act

as primary spokesperson for organization.

Qualifications:

Four-year degree from an academic institution: marketing, sales or

business major preferred or equivalent work experience. Hospitality

leadership industry experience, with preference to those that have

worked in a CVB, served on boards and/or committees of a CVB. Strong ROI

guidelines and accountability in developing tourism initiatives.

Compensation:

Commensurate upon experience

Contact:

Craig Molitor

SearchWide

109 S Union #205

Traverse City, MI 49684

molitor@searchwide.com

SearchWide

34. Director of Partnership Sales & Development; Hershey Harrisburg

Regional Visitors Bureau; Harrisburg, PA

We are seeking a dedicated sales professional to implement strategies

and tactics to increase partnership revenues for our organization.

Responsibilities include directing and managing all programs relating to

HHRVB partnerships. Will be responsible for creating a relationship

between the bureau and the hospitality/tourism industry in our region.

Will make direct sales calls and personal contacts with current

marketing partners, as well as solicit new businesses, attractions, and

organizations. Please email us for a full job description.

Qualifications:

5 yrs experience in sales marketing, preferably tourism industry

experience and a B.S. in marketing, communications or related field.

Compensation:

Benefits available.

Contact:

Kathy Joyce

Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau

112 Market St, 4th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17101

717-231-7788 (phone)

717-231-2808 (fax)

kathy@hersheyharrisburg.org

http://www.hersheyharrisburg.org

35. Finance Manager; Newport Beach CVB; Newport Beach, CA

Responsibilities:

Accounting records. Financial reports. Banking. Income forecasts.

Monitors budget,prepares reports. Establishes, monitors system of

internal controls. Reviews,approves disbursements. AP, Insurance,

Payroll, Legal contracts, agreements. Supervisory & Administrative

responsibilities for all accounting, payroll, purchasing,

personnel,inventory control.

Qualifications:

• Four-year degree or CPA

• Five years management experience.

• Excellent verbal/written communication.

• Organizational skills/manage multiple assignments

Compensation:

$55,000/year

Contact:

Loretta Walker

Newport Beach CVB

110 Newport Center Drive, Suite 120

Newport Beach, CA 92660

949-467-2741 (phone)

949-719-6109 (fax)

loretta@nbcvb.com

36. Senior Sales Manager; Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Richmond, VA

Responsibilities:

Seeking an experienced sales professional to identify and develop

targeted accounts to generate room night bookings. Markets include

Religious, Sports and Multicultural. Promotional activities include

tradeshows, sales missions to promote the Historic Richmond Region as a

convention and meeting destination. Travel will be required.

Qualifications:

Minimum of five years experience with a CVB, hotel or in the hospitality

industry and must have a four-year degree.

Compensation:

Attractive compensation and benefit package commensurate with

experience.

Contact:

Michelle G. Lovatt

RMCVB

401 North 3rd Street

Richmond, VA 23219

804-782-2777 (phone)

804-783-7401 (alt. phone)

804-780-2577 (fax)

mlovatt@richmondva.org

http://www.visit.richmond.com

37. National Sales Manager; Baltimore CVB; Baltimore, MD

Responsibilities:

Direct Sales Apointments, attending out of town industry tradeshows,

represent BACVA at community functions and networking events.

Qualifications:

Minumum 3 years experience with CVB's, hotles or convention centers,

results oriented positive team player, must have strong verbal and

written communication skills, must be able to multiple task.

Compensation:

$65,000-$70,000

Contact:

Cathy Xanthakos

BACVA

100 Light Street

12th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202

410.659.7030 (phone)

410.727.2308 (fax)

resumes@baltimore.org

http://baltimore.org

38. President & CEO; Tourism Victoria; Victoria, BC, Canada

Tourism Victoria’s President & CEO will be responsible to the Board of

Directors for the overall management and day-to-day leadership of

Tourism Victoria. Primary responsibilities will include strategic and

business planning, financial stability, policy implementation and

direction of employees to achieve the goals of the association.

Qualifications:

Four-year degree from an academic institution Solid relationships with

industry partners Knowledge of marketing, business theories, practices,

and procedures Knowledge of budget development Strong interpersonal.

skills and an ability to provide leadership

Compensation:

Commensurate with education and experience. Please see our website for a

full job description.

Contact:

Roger Soane, Board Chair

Tourism Victoria

4th Flr 31 Bastion Square

Victoria, BC V8W 1J1

http://www.tourismvictoria.com/careers

39. Vice President, Marketing Communications; Monterey County Convention

and Visitors Bureau; Monterey, CA

Responsibilities:

Supervise the Marketing Communications function of the bureau to include

marketing programs, advertising, promotions, research, branding, media

relations, publications and all publicity. Supervises and provides

guidance to the Director of Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in marketing, public relations,

journalism, communications, English or related field and 10 or more

years related experience and/or training. Candidate should possess a

demonstrated record of accomplishment in the field of strategic

marketing communications, more specifically in resort destination

marketing.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience

Contact: Ariana Wheeler

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau

765 Wave Street

Monterey, CA 93940

ariana@mccvb.org

http://www.montereyinfo.org

40. Catering Coordinator; Altantic Video, Inc.; Washington, DC

Do you love the hospitality business, but not the hours? Do you love the

client interaction, but not the unpredictable schedule? Do you have

formal hospitality training? If so, Atlantic Video, Inc. one of the

premier full-service digital broadcast and film production and post

production facilities on the East Coast, is seeking to fill a position

within their Client Services Team.

Located at the Washington Television Center in Washington, D.C., AV

employs a creative and technical team of nearly 100 professionals

supported by a 20 million dollar, 53,000 square foot custom designed

facility. Established in 1983, Atlantic Video has received numerous

awards for their development, editorial, production and post production

services. AV truly is one of the few facilities in the Mid-Atlantic

region that can produce a project from conception through completion.

To insure our clientèle has the best possible experience while

completing their video & audio projects, we offer extensive food &

beverage/catering service. As such we seek a real jack of all trades who

enjoys variety in their day!

Catering duties: You will develop relationships with catering companies

to ascertain the most appropriate vendor for each occasion. You must be

able to respond quickly to catering needs of the facility; plan the

menus, negotiate the costs, work with the team to organize the set up,

officiate the event, and ensure clean up. You will be used to thinking

on your feet, reacting quickly to change and the client’s needs; all

while maintaining an extremely cordial, calm and pleasant demeanor with

the client. Catering requests range from light continental breakfasts to

full service VIP dinners. Functions include production crew & client

meals, internal meetings, corporate entertaining, receptions, & company

events. We also seek the initiative and ability to serve our post

production clients with imaginative or special occasion driven

beverages/snacks/treats.

You must possess solid food and beverage knowledge. This is perfect for

someone from the hospitality business who is seeking better hours and

more well rounded duties in a exciting new environment! You will have

strong verbal skills, be outgoing, and demonstrate a professional

demeanor. Must be willing to work possible extended hours and overtime

or flexible hours when required. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am

to 6:00 pm.

Office duties: As part of the Client Services team you may be asked to

participate in other related duties; carry out various administration

tasks, and be a point of contact at times for client services and

general business needs. Good computer skills are strongly preferred

(Microsoft Office); a proven ability to multitask; and an ability and

willingness to manage and interface with a broad range of co-workers,

clients and vendors.

All candidates are required to pass a background check including driving

record.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to

hr@atlanticvideo.com

Atlantic Video offers a full range of benefits including medical,

dental, vision, life, disability insurance and a 401(k).

For more information please visit www.atlanticvideo.com.

EOE M/F/D/V

41. Associate Director of Conferences; National Association of Drug

Court Professionals; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24862836&jobSummaryIndex=10&agentID=

42. Manager, Customer Exp.Research; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24853746&jobSummaryIndex=11&agentID=

43. Activities Director; Easter Seals; Washington, DC

Easter Seals, a leader in disability services, seeks activities director

for our new state of the art Adult Day Health Center located at the

Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street, S in Arlington.

Responsible for planning and implementing activities, which are

recreational, therapeutic, social and informational, meeting the diverse

needs of the Adult Day Health Center participants. This includes

supervising the entire activity leader staff. Must have three years

experience working with senior population. Fax/Email resumes to Nathan

Bradley, 301-931-9221, nbradley@eseal.org. E.O.E.

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