Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 4 February 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 4 February 2008

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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. Group Sales Manager; Fairmont Olympic Hotel; Seattle, WA

2. National Sales Manager; GES Exposition Services; Chicago, IL

3. National Sales Manager; GES Exposition Services; Landover, MD

4. Sales Manager; GES Exposition Services; Chicago, IL

5. Exhibits Specialist; American Academy of Pediatrics; Elk Grove

Village, IL

6. Meeting Planner; National Association of Boards of Pharmacy; Mount

Prospect, IL

7. Meetings Intern; Volunteers of America; Alexandria, VA

8. Account Executive, Events; Hargrove, Inc.; Lanham, MD

9. Director of Civic Facilities; City of Roanoke; Roanoke, VA

10. Senior Director, Meetings & Marketing; National Insulation

Association; Northern Virginia

11. Natl. Convention Sales Manager; Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors

Auth.; Chicago, IL

12. Convention, Event and Meetings Director; National Funeral Directors

Association; Brookfield, WI

13. Administrative Staff – Purchasing and Travel Department; United

Steelworkers; Pittsburgh, PA

14. Mgr Convention Housing & Communication; American Speech-Language

Hearing Assoc; Rockville, MD

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

16. Asst. Director for Hospitality Services; University of Texas at

Austin – The Texas Union; Austin, TX

17. Senior Catering Sales Manager; Hilton Durham Near Duke University;

Durham, NC

18. Meeting/Event Coord Non Profit; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor,

MI

19. Sales Manager; Ultimate Ventures; Dallas, TX

20. Convention Sales Manager I (Convention and Tourism Representative

I); Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau; Virginia Beach, VA

21. Tourism Sales Manager; Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Richmond, VA

22. Travel Agency Relations Manager; Best Western International;

Phoenix, AZ

23. Conference Specialist; National Trade Productions, Inc.; Alexandria,

VA

24. Professional Development Coordinator; Council for Exceptional

Children; Arlington, VA

25. Audio Conference Producer; FDAnews; Falls Church, VA

26. Project Manager, Events; American Bankers Association; Washington,

DC

27. Director; SpineMark Medical Conference Center at TBI; Plano, TX

28. General Manager; Events on the Move Customs and Shipping; Vancouver,

BC, Canada

29. Travel Purchasing Manager; Excellence In Motivation, Inc.; Dayton,

OH

30. Travel Account Manager; Excellence In Motivation, Inc.; Dayton, OH

31. Event Planner/Event Planner Senior; Wellpoint; St. Louis, MO

32. Distance Learning Manager; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

33. Sponsorship and Advertising, Assistant Manager; National Business

Travel Association; Alexandria, VA

34. Manager, Meetings; American Geophysical Union; Washington, DC

35. Education and Meetings Assistant; American Medical Group

Association; Alexandria, VA

36. Education and Training Program Manager; Northwest Regional Primary

Care Association; Ballard, WA

37. National Account Manager; ConferenceDirect; Flexible

38. Sales Account Executive, Supplier Network; Cvent, Inc.; McLean, VA

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

Profile: Trade Show sales and marketing executive located in San Diego

Ca with over 13 years of proven expertise in positively impacting the

bottom line. Effective leader and innovator with broad in-depth

experience encompassing sales, management, operations, international and

domestic markets. Successful track record in sales team building,

troubleshooting, problem solving and achieving goals on time and within

budget. David Tunick

davidntunick@yahoo.com

17066 Garden Path Dr

San Diego, Ca 92127

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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. Group Sales Manager; Fairmont Olympic Hotel; Seattle, WA

Reporting directly to the Director of Group Sales, this position is

accountable for booking group business from an established base of key

accounts, prospects and other active accounts. The successful candidate

will have a professional presentation, high energy level, positive

attitude and excellent organizational skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for managing the assigned group market

Accountable for individual room night quota and revenue targets

Achieve Direct Sales Activities Goals including outside sales calls,

entertainment, site inspections, prospecting calls and referrals

Develop and implement quarterly action plans

Utilize sales systems to track, prospect, book and follow-up on accounts

Secure new business and maximize the value of existing accounts

Quote and negotiate group agreements based upon established rate

parameters (MAR ), forecasted demand (DAS), rooms to space ratio

guidelines, F&B minimums and all other potential auxiliary revenue

streams

Upon closing business, document, coordinate and follow up with

conference services, accounting, reservations and/or other departments

ensuring delivery of hotels promised services

Liaison with the meeting planner and designated guests while onsite to

re-book business for the hotel/brand and ensure strong JDP Meeting

Planner Scores

Participate in/lead sites, FAMS, trade shows, promotional events and

industry organizations

Schedule effective business trips and appointments within assigned

markets

Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required

Participate in prescribed training

Collect market and competitive intelligence to access and implement

strategy and long term goals

Assist the Directors of Group Sales with development of marketing plan

especially as it relates to the group market

Handle special projects as assigned

Quickly respond to all leads and develop/maintain strong relationships

with clients, industry colleagues (Fairmont and other) and Global Sales

Maintain an effective record of correspondence

Participation and contribution in Sales meetings

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Bachelors Degree and/or Hotel Management Diploma

Minimum of 2 years hospitality sales manager experience required

Must be outgoing with a strong ability to network and build

relationships

Team player with a positive attitude who enjoys working independently to

achieve set goals and objectives

Must be a self-starter

Must be results oriented with ability to be flexible

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

Computer literacy (Delphi, Property Manager, Excel, Word)

Financial aptitude an asset

Ability to travel

Contact: Moses Chew

Phone: 206-621-1700 Ext. 3339

Fax: 206-264-7581

moses.chew@fairmont.com

2. National Sales Manager; GES Exposition Services; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4158196

3. National Sales Manager; GES Exposition Services; Landover, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4158177

4. Sales Manager; GES Exposition Services; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4158127

5. Exhibits Specialist; American Academy of Pediatrics; Elk Grove

Village, IL

Would you like to work for an organization that is truly focused on

improving peoples' lives? The nation's leading advocacy organization

for children's health, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has an

exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to coordinate key

national and specialty exhibitions and other AAP meetings with exhibit

needs. We're looking for an experienced exhibits and meetings guru, who

can develop and implement a marketing plan, oversee and manage vendors,

and deliver first class presentations with increased profits and booth

sales. This full-time position is perfect for someone who thrives in a

fast-paced environment.

The right candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in communication,

business or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of related

education and work experience. Four or more years experience in exhibit

and/or meeting management is required. Strong communication,

interpersonal, diplomacy, organizational and computer (MS Office) skills

required. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team,

manage multiple projects simultaneously, and pay close attention to

detail. Weekend work and travel required. The AAP offers an excellent

work environment, competitive salary, and a very comprehensive benefits

package. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V)

that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace. As a

reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, in 2005, 2006 and 2007,

the AAP was named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work

for in the Chicagoland area.

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

American Academy of Pediatrics

ATTN: HR/PCMA/532

141 Northwest Point Blvd.Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

E-mail: resumes@aap.org

or Fax# 847-228-5099

For more information visit us at http://www.aap.org/

The AAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

6. Meeting Planner; National Association of Boards of Pharmacy; Mount

Prospect, IL

Dynamic, non-profit association in search of a creative, innovative, and

detail-oriented Meeting Planner. Bachelor's degree required, with a

minimum of two years of meeting planning and project management

experience, as well as three or more years of management experience.

This position works with the association to provide quality meetings and

events on a local and national level. Negotiates arrangements for

accommodations, entertainment, airline, and other vendors and implements

contractual agreements with vendors and suppliers to include hotel,

convention and other travel industry companies. Provides supervision and

leadership to Meetings Assistant. Association experience preferred.

Solid computer knowledge including using the Internet required. Skill in

using Access, Windows 98, Word, Excel, and Lotus Notes desirable.

Desktop publishing experience a plus. Interested candidates please send

cover letter, salary history and resume to HR/MP at hr@nabp.net or mail

to 1600 Feehanville Drive, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Contact: Marissa Barone

hr@nabp.net

7. Meetings Intern; Volunteers of America; Alexandria, VA

Come make a difference! Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit,

spiritually based organization that provides local human service

programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement (for

more information please visit our website at:

http://www.volunteersofamerica.org/.) We have an exciting internship

opportunity for an individual to work in our Training & Meetings

Department and get involved with many different and interesting

projects. This is a perfect chance for a student interested in

non-profit management, meetings and event management, training and

organizational development, to see the inner-workings of a 110-year old

service organization. This internship opportunity is located in Old

Town Alexandria, VA, within walking distance of the King Street Metro.

General Responsibilities:

Supports the Training & Organizational Development Department in

everyday meetings and conference planning activities including

assistance in the following: Assist with on-line registration.

Oversees speakers' needs such as audio-visual requirements, room set-up

and hotel and travel arrangements. Assist with menu selection and

preparation of functions sheets for this premiere event. Oversees

conference evaluation data collection· Work with the Director of

Training and OD on any organizational interventions or trainings that

take place.

Required Qualifications:

* Interest in meetings/events management as a career

* Ability to work independently and as part of a team

* Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects

* Excellent organization skills

* Competent computer knowledge such as Microsoft Office and Internet

* Good communications skills – verbal and written

You will learn a lot and have fun with the three-person team you will

get to work with. We provide transportation assistance, a flexible work

schedule based on your school curriculum as well as a fun and laid back

work environment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to

contact Teresa Alfaro, CMP, Meetings Manager at 703-341-5086 or

talfaro@voa.org. Thanks for your interest!

8. Account Executive, Events; Hargrove, Inc.; Lanham, MD

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the preservation and fostering of company relations with

existing clients, while keeping abreast of potential business ventures

by following up leads. Serve as the point of contact for special events

clients through telephone and face-to-face visits.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specifically, the duties of this position include, but are not limited

to:

* Generation of revenue via sales.

* Develop and write proposals to secure business.

* Schedule and attend DER, pre-production, and production meetings.

* Oversee installation of events on-site,

* Resolve client issues to promote client satisfaction.

* Visit sites and make walkthroughs to ensure accurate project

completion.

* Actively participate in improving the current infrastructure of

the organization by attending networking and social functions

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will identify prospective customers, determine

customer needs, present and sell Hargrove capabilities/services, build

relationships, meets sales quotas and manage existing accounts.

Individuals who have over 5 yrs of successful event décor, design, space

planning and/or technical prod exp, excellent comm skills and the

ability to penetrate and influence decision-makers within targeted org

should email their resume and cover letter to

hargroveapps@hargroveinc.com.

9. Director of Civic Facilities; City of Roanoke; Roanoke, VA

The City of Roanoke is seeking a responsible, motivated individual for

the position of Director of Civic Facilities. This individual will be

responsible for the operation of a coliseum (11,000 seats), auditorium

(2,300 seats), exhibit hall (14,000 sq. ft.) and a special events center

(46,000 sq. ft). The Roanoke Civic Center complex serves as the cultural

and performing arts center for the Roanoke area. This facility serves a

very diverse population in the number and types of shows, concerts and

Broadway plays, ranging from wrestling and monster trucks to opera and

symphony orchestra. Bachelors degree in business, public administration

or related field and at least five years of progressively responsible

management experience at the director or assistant director level in a

similar type of entertainment facility or performing industry

experience. A CFE is preferred but not required. Must be a City resident

or secure residence within the City limits within 12 months of

employment. AA/M/F/Disability Employer. As a Drug/Acohol Free Workplace,

the City of Roanoke administers pre-employment screening to all

employees. Salary: Dependant on Qualifications. Deadline: Open until

filled. Applicants may apply online at http://www.roanokeva.gov/.

10. Senior Director, Meetings & Marketing; National Insulation

Association; Northern Virginia

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4144014

11. Natl. Convention Sales Manager; Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors

Auth.; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4149084

12. Convention, Event and Meetings Director; National Funeral Directors

Association; Brookfield, WI

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4148965

13. Administrative Staff – Purchasing and Travel Department; United

Steelworkers; Pittsburgh, PA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4148040

14. Mgr Convention Housing & Communication; American Speech-Language

Hearing Assoc; Rockville, MD

Nationl professional associations seeks individual to manage the

Convention hotel blocks, serve as a liaison with the housing company,

and assist in negotiating and finalizing hotel contracts and performing

site visits when necessary. The position is also responsible for

managing the communication processes for the annual Convention and other

meetings and educational programs including: coordinating communication

with committee and board members and allied and related professional

organizations; developing, collecting, and summarizing RFP information

from contractors/vendors; providing customer service to members

attending the Convention; compiling information for publication on the

Convention city and hotels; and writing copy for the Convention program

book and Web site. The position will assist with the coordination of

room-sets and audio visual requirements for the Convention and manage

the shuttle bus vendor. The position is also responsible for collecting,

tracking, and coordinating evaluations, statistical data, and hotel

rooms and food and beverage history. Salry range: $51,480 – $57,200.

Diversity in candidates is welcome.

jobs@asha.org

http://www.asha.org

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

Responsible for selling and assigning 50,000 sf of exhibit space at

annual show in Washington DC and Orlando. Handle all aspects including

attendance generation. Create and maintain point system in preparation

for move to larger, new facilities. Responsible for promoting

sponsorships and corporate memberships. Supports industry participation

at all events including dinner table sales and promotional

communications. Excellent communication and computer skills required.

Working knowledge of Expocad software a plus. Must be experienced

exhibit manager. Excellent benefits. Send resume and cover letter to

ksnodgrass@afa.org.

Contact: Kathy Snodgrass

Phone: 703-247-5851

Fax: 703-247-5853

ksnodgrass@afa.org

http://www.afa.org

16. Asst. Director for Hospitality Services; University of Texas at

Austin – The Texas Union; Austin, TX

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4141591

17. Senior Catering Sales Manager; Hilton Durham Near Duke University;

Durham, NC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4157060

18. Meeting/Event Coord Non Profit; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor,

MI

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4156691

19. Sales Manager; Ultimate Ventures; Dallas, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4151460

20. Convention Sales Manager I (Convention and Tourism Representative

I); Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau; Virginia Beach, VA

Responsibilities:

Plans and executes sales strategy on prospects. Manages convention sales

for military reunion market and association groups utilizing under 100

rooms; assists in the research and development of sales leads and the

planning of sales trips to identify viable prospects.

Qualifications:

Requires any combination of education (above the high school level)

and/or experience equivalent to six (6) years in fields related to Sales

or Marketing.Travel required. Must apply online using the City of

Virginia Beach's official employment website www.vbcareers4gov.com in

order to be considered for this position. Last day to submit an

application is February 15, 2008. EOE

Compensation:

$42,000-$48,000

Contact:

Shevonne Morgan

Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

2101 Parks Ave

Suite 500

Virignia Beach, Virginia 23451

757-385-6664 (phone)

757-385-4700 (alt. phone)

757-437-4747 (fax)

smorgan@vbgov.com

21. Tourism Sales Manager; Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Richmond, VA

The Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking a

Tourism Sales Manager to assist in generating hotel room night bookings.

Group markets include tour operators, travel agents and AAA offices.

Attend group, motorcoach, leisure domestic marketplaces and tradeshows.

(Approximately 8-10 shows annually.

Qualifications:

A four-year degree in marketing or communications is preferred. Five

years experience in the tourism industry, plus experience in tourism

promotion is required.

Compensation:

Salary range $33,620 – $50,430 Relocation negotiated Full benefits

package Deadline to apply is Feb 25 www.visit.richmond.com/jobs

Contact:

Michelle Lovatt

RMCVB

401 North 3rd Street

Richmond, VA 23219

804-783-7401 (phone)

804-782-2777 (alt. phone)

804-780-2577 (fax)

mlovatt@richmondva.org

http://visit.richmond.com/jobs

22. Travel Agency Relations Manager; Best Western International;

Phoenix, AZ

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2795020&keywords=&ref=1

23. Conference Specialist; National Trade Productions, Inc.; Alexandria,

VA

NTP, a tradeshow management company located in Old town Alexandria is

looking for a Conference Specialist to complement its Conference

Department. The position is responsible for planning, developing and

executing conference programs and logistics. This position requires

excellent technical skills, project management, and people skills.

Industry knowledge and contacts required. This position will primarily

work on logistics including meeting planning, housing and registration

across multiple shows. A Bachelors degree with 2-3 years experience in

conference program development required. Competitive benefits package

and salary. Forward resume with salary history to resumes@ntpshow.com.

EOE

24. Professional Development Coordinator; Council for Exceptional

Children; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25314946&jobSummaryIndex=25&agentID=

25. Audio Conference Producer; FDAnews; Falls Church, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25300651&jobSummaryIndex=49&agentID=

26. Project Manager, Events; American Bankers Association; Washington,

DC

Major Trade Association is looking for a project manager who will be

responsible for planning, coordinating, managing and delivering

world-class events for financial services professionals. The position

provides quality control and oversight of contractors/vendors to ensure

that event logistics flow smoothly, attendee expectations are met, and

the event achieves the goals and objectives of the Events area.

Specifically, this position manages meeting logistics, including

agenda/specifications development, food and beverage menu selections,

air and ground transportation arrangements, registration and housing

processes, and event audiovisual/technical needs. In addition, this

position assists with managing faculty/speaker needs and materials,

preparing student/attendee communications and handling customer

inquiries. The incumbent serves as a “troubleshooter” on-site at events,

anticipates problems and implements appropriate solutions. Finally, this

position manages the post-event activities that include invoice

management and program assessment from the event delivery perspective.

Salary range: 50s.

Required Qualification

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent combination of relevant training and

experience) and 4-6 years of progressive experience in meeting/event

planning, management and delivery. Previous work experience planning and

delivering professional development/training events for associations is

preferred. Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) credential preferred. Some

travel. Overtime and weekend work is required.

Please send cover letter and resume with salary requirement to:

American Bankers Association

Human Resources

1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036

e-mail: hrcal@aba.com

fax: 202.828.5045

27. Director; SpineMark Medical Conference Center at TBI; Plano, TX

SpineMark Corporation is a custom-designed 10,000 ft2 Medical Conference

Center and leading-edge Cadaveric Training Lab. The Medical Conference

Center hosts surgical trainings, evaluation of new technologies and live

surgery demonstrations focusing on spine and general orthopedics.

Responsibilities

– Responsible for managing and directing the daily activities of a

medical training facility.

– Oversee development, coordination and implementation of physician

training labs hosted at the facility (medical specialties include but

not limited to spine, general orthopedics, and plastic surgery).

– Ensure the facility complies with all local, state, and federal

regulations including State Anatomical Board.

– Manage the annual budget for SpineMark Medical Conference at TBI.

– Develop additional SpineMark training locations through out the

country.

– Develop industry contacts and market the use of the facility to

medical device companies

– Develop a resource network of equipment and instrumentation needed for

medical labs.

– Advise the COO on key corporate planning issues and make

recommendations on business decisions.

– Keep the COO informed about business activities, potential threats,

opportunities, and recommended actions.

– Administer such Human Resource functions including maintaining

employee records and payroll records

– Encourage employees to evaluate and take actions that are consistent

with SpineMark¿s overall operating goals and strategies.

– Assist in setting performance goals for employees.

– Develop operational goals which are measurable, achievable and tied to

both the short and long-term goals of SpineMark Medical Conference

Center at TBI.

– Develop well-rounded, capable employees.

– Act consistently with critical core competencies and organizational

values.

– Willingness to work weekends.

– Ability to lift up to 75 pounds if necessary.

Required Qualification

– More than 2 years of experience in the operational management of a

medical training facility

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities and excellent

communication/ customer service skills are necessary components of the

ideal candidate.

Education

– Bachelor's degree in healthcare services or business administration,

or equivalent work experience

Please send resume and salary requirements to rguzman@spinemark.com or

svess@spinemark.com

28. General Manager; Events on the Move Customs and Shipping; Vancouver,

BC, Canada

Events on the Move Customs and Freight is a leading provider of Freight

Logistics to the Trade, Convention and Special Event Industry across

Canada and throughout North America. We are an innovative full service

company offering Customs Brokerage, Freight Forwarding, Material

Handling and On-site Move-in Management.

We work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial setting. Our staff members are

self-motivated and responsible for their own work; however, a team

atmosphere is encouraged and everyone is expected to be available to

provide others with assistance when needed. We are a business casual

office located in downtown Vancouver.

We are looking for a proven leader who is ready to step into the day to

day management of Events on the Move. This is an exiting new position

that will contribute to the ongoing success and growth of a thriving

business. The ideal candidate will have experience in leading teams to

achieve results. A mix of financial management, human resources,

business development and marketing will ensure success as well as the

ability to build strong relationships with the team, clients and

industry partners.

SKILLS

We are looking for a confident and experienced leader with a strong

management career in a tourism/hospitality, customs or freight

forwarding environment. The successful candidate will have excellent

business management skills that include budgeting, business planning,

business development, recruitment and performance management. Effective

communication skills are critical and must demonstrate that they can

build and maintain strong relationships with clients and industry

partners.

To apply, please submit your resume to Paul Griggs at

pgriggs@eventsonthemove.com. For more information on Events on the Move,

please visit our website at www.eventsonthemove.com. No phone calls will

be accepted.

29. Travel Purchasing Manager; Excellence In Motivation, Inc.; Dayton,

OH

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6751

30. Travel Account Manager; Excellence In Motivation, Inc.; Dayton, OH

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6750

31. Event Planner/Event Planner Senior; Wellpoint; St. Louis, MO

WellPoint is a Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 14

states:

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine,

Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin

offering a broad range of medical and specialty products.

We rely on the skill of our people and the power of information to

deliver operational and service excellence to our customers. We seek

talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to bring

new and exciting ideas to our organization and invite you to contribute

to our success!

This position is in our Central region (OH, KY, IN, MO, WI). View a

listing of our locations at:

http://wellpointcareers.hodes.com/careers-locations.asp

Responsibilities

Plan events for senior management, marketing, and sales staff by meeting

with customers to identify parameters of events; coordinating promotions

to target audiences; recruiting presenters, speakers, and volunteers;

negotiating with vendors; serving as onsite host or hostess;

communicating event status; conducting follow-up to assess

effectiveness; developing budgets; and more.

Required Qualification

3 years of event planning experience or equivalent combination and

experience required. Hospitality management degree preferred. CMP

certification preferred

Must excel in the following areas: communication, organization,

problem-solving, project management, multitasking under deadlines, and

budget tracking.

50-75% travel required

Education

BA/BS

To apply online, please visit www.wellpoint.com/careers, search jobs,

keyword “30680”. EOE

32. Distance Learning Manager; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6743

33. Sponsorship and Advertising, Assistant Manager; National Business

Travel Association; Alexandria, VA

National Business Travel Association is seeking an Assistant Manager

responsible for selling event sponsorships and advertising for print and

electronic publications, as well as maintaining relationships with

sponsors to ensure all benefits are fulfilled, collecting advertising

materials and creating and processing invoices.

Duties:

Sell sponsorships for domestic and international NBTA events.

Maintain relationship with sponsors and seek out potential new sponsors.

Sponsorship benefits fulfillment (year round).

Work with events team on event logistics.

Proof banners, print material and website to ensure sponsors

names/logos/sponsor categories are correct.

Contact agencies and advertisers through direct mail, e-mail and, to

some extent telemarketing.

Create ad layout for publications.

Responsible for tracking and following up on ad materials.

Work with Senior Manager Exhibits and Advertising and VP Business

Development on special projects.

Qualifications:

Looking for a team player with strong sales and customer service skills,

highly organized with good written and oral communications. Four year

degree or equivalent experience required. Candidate should have at

least 2-3 years association, trade show or customer service experience.

Located in Old Town Alexandria, NBTA offers excellent benefits and

competitive compensation. Send resume with salary requirements to

info@nbta.org or fax to 703-684-0263.

34. Manager, Meetings; American Geophysical Union; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2797161&keywords=&ref=1

35. Education and Meetings Assistant; American Medical Group

Association; Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2796281&keywords=&ref=1

36. Education and Training Program Manager; Northwest Regional Primary

Care Association; Ballard, WA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2795025&keywords=&ref=1

37. National Account Manager; ConferenceDirect; Flexible

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2793973&keywords=&ref=1

38. Sales Account Executive, Supplier Network; Cvent, Inc.; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23306361&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

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