Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 31 August 2010

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 31 August 2010

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This week’s edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Coordinator, Conference Services; The American Society of Civil Engineers; Reston, VA 2. Exhibit Sales / Tradeshow Mgr; Slack Incorporated; Thorofare, NJ 3. Sr. Meetings & Event Planner; Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Santa Clara, CA 4. Medical Meetings Logistics Supervisor; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Bethesda, MD 5. Meeting Planner; NADCP – National Association of Drug Court Professionals; Alexandria, VA 6. Sr Sales Team Leader; Marriott; Boston, MA 7. Sales Manager 2; Marriott Hotels & Resorts International; Boston, MA 8. Director of Regional Sales; Sonesta International Hotels Corporation; Virtual Position 9. Event and Meeting Planner Manager; SmithBucklin; Chicago, IL 10. Meeting Manager; Fernley & Fernley, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA 11. Manager, Meetings & Expositions; National Apartment Association; Arlington, VA 12. Meeting Manager; AAPS; Arlington, VA 13. Events Manager; ZweigWhite; Natick, MA 14. Meetings and Travel Coordinator; O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Silicon Valley, CA 15. Fundraiser/Special Events and Volunteer Relations; Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas, TX 16. Program Manager; Koncept Events, LLC; Fort Lauderdale, FL 17. Event Planner II; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Foster City, CA 18. Corporate Events Manager; Informatica Corporation; Redwood City, CA 19. Conference Coordinator; Access Intelligence, LLC; Houston, TX 20. Senior Exhibit & Meeting Manager; Society of Nuclear Medicine; Reston, VA 21. Coordinator, Conference Services; The Defense Orientation Conference Association (DOCA); Burke, VA 22. Public Relations Manager; Longboat Key Club & Resort; Longboat Key, FL

************* 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.

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1. Coordinator, Conference Services; The American Society of Civil Engineers; Reston, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7099497

2. Exhibit Sales / Tradeshow Mgr; Slack Incorporated; Thorofare, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7134940

3. Sr. Meetings & Event Planner; Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Santa Clara, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7123558

4. Medical Meetings Logistics Supervisor; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Bethesda, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7129744

5. Meeting Planner; NADCP – National Association of Drug Court Professionals; Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7129052

6. Sr Sales Team Leader; Marriott; Boston, MA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7124499

7. Sales Manager 2; Marriott Hotels & Resorts International; Boston, MA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7124246

8. Director of Regional Sales; Sonesta International Hotels Corporation; Virtual Position

Sonesta Hotels, Resorts & Nile Cruises is seeking an experienced and goal-oriented Director of Regional Sales to provide U.S. based coverage of major markets, focusing particularly on the Midwest and west of the Mississippi. The position will be home-office based. While it's likely this Director of Regional Sales will be based in a major Southern or Midwest city, we are flexible regarding the home base.

Responsibilities include generating group business from Corporate, Third Party, Association and Incentive markets for Sonesta properties in New Orleans, Miami, Boston, Orlando, the Caribbean, South America and Egypt.

Additional responsibilities include managing an active account load, making personal sales calls within this sales territory with emphasis on major market accounts, planning joint sales trips and blitzes for sales managers from individual Sonesta properties, entertaining clients, making presentations, organizing customer events and establishing high visibility in local and national industry organizations and trade shows.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate needs to be an energetic, focused, organized and enthusiastic self-starter, with a track record of success in national hotel sales. We are seeking a highly motivated and poised individual with excellent people skills and networking capabilities.

The ideal candidate will have several years' experience in national hotel sales, with some on-property experience as well.

A thorough knowledge of Daylight or Delphi is required, as well as a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Bachelor's degree or equivalent is also required.

Sonesta offers competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Come join our national sales force and be a part of our Sonesta family, conducting business for over sixty years. We invite you to visit our website at www.sonesta.com.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Dennis Hatch, Director of Human Resources, at hr@sonesta.com, or fax: 617-421-5440.

9. Event and Meeting Planner Manager; SmithBucklin; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7124406

10. Meeting Manager; Fernley & Fernley, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7027431

11. Manager, Meetings & Expositions; National Apartment Association; Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7119337

12. Meeting Manager; AAPS; Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7114341

13. Events Manager; ZweigWhite; Natick, MA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7130704

14. Meetings and Travel Coordinator; O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Silicon Valley, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7130129

15. Fundraiser/Special Events and Volunteer Relations; Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7124137

16. Program Manager; Koncept Events, LLC; Fort Lauderdale, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7124091

17. Event Planner II; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Foster City, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7124326

18. Corporate Events Manager; Informatica Corporation; Redwood City, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7114332

19. Conference Coordinator; Access Intelligence, LLC; Houston, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7120523

20. Senior Exhibit & Meeting Manager; Society of Nuclear Medicine; Reston, VA

The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), an international scientific and professional organization is seeking a top-notch Senior Exhibit & Meeting Manager. This individual will be responsible for selling and managing exhibits and sponsorships for the major society meetings as well as planning logistics of small meetings, and senior level meetings.

Qualifications include but are not limited to the following:

• 5+ years experience in exhibit/sponsorship sales, management and

meeting planning along with association experience preferred.

• Positive, upbeat, service-oriented attitude.

• Strong organizational and planning skills, excellent attention to

detail and the ability to handle numerous projects and issues under tight deadlines.

• Excellent customer service skills and a strong collaborative and team

building attitude with an ability to interface with Executive Committee, Board of Directors, staff, members and vendors in a professional manner and ability to write and orally communicate.

• Capacity to identify, implement, monitor and execute work plans for

all assigned activities: goals & objectives; work plan & deadline schedules; assignment of responsibilities; reporting and evaluation.

• Registration experience with iMIS a definite plus

• Have a proven track record in selling a 500+ booth show.

• CMP a plus.

The individual must be able to travel at least three times per year.

Salary commensurate with experience

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to recruitment@snm.org. No phone calls please.

*** From David Morris ***

21. Coordinator, Conference Services; The Defense Orientation Conference

Association (DOCA); Burke, VA

DOCA, founded in 1952, is a non-political, non-partisan, non-profit

association directed toward the interest of national defense without

special advocacy of any particular military service or defense concept.

DOCA objectives are as follows: to provide a means of continuing the

education of its members in matters pertaining to national security

under the direct jurisdiction and supervision of the Departments of

Defense and State; to enable members to pass on such information to

others; to provide a permanent medium for cooperation between its

members and Departments of Defense and State. DOCA members are able to

participate in five programs each year, visiting military installations

throughout the world as well as with U.S. embassies and host nation

governments.

Position Concept: The Coordinator, Conference Services position is

located at our headquarters in Burke, VA, and reports to the Executive

Vice President. Responsibilities include assisting with the day to day

management of the association, and coordination and execution of

association programs and meetings, to include logistics, financial

management, marketing and member communications.

Specific Responsibilities: These would include: database management;

correspondence; dealing with phone and email inquiries from association

members, vendors and others; assisting with bookkeeping, deposits,

accounting and general financial management of the association;

assisting with office management, including inventory and ordering of

supplies, operating office equipment such as copiers, printers, etc.;

assisting with planning, coordination and execution of meetings and

programs of the association; web site updates; layout and design of

printed and online documents for association management and program

coordination; compilation and mailing of program materials; researching

background material for Board and Executive Committee meetings, and

requesting and receiving Board reports; maintaining master files.

Qualifications: Proven listening, written and oral communications

skills. Ability to interact with government officials and agencies, as

well as association members. Administrative acumen, good judgment,

willingness to learn and accept new challenges, aptitude and ability to

be a self-starter and find solutions; willingness to travel.

Technical Skills: Must have thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office

programs. Database management skills and familiarity with QuickBooks a

plus. Military experience desirable but not required. Public affairs

and/or hospitality industry experience a plus. Bachelor’s degree

preferred. Must demonstrate ability to respond to short deadlines and

shifting priorities.

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements and history

to DOCA, ATTN: David Morris, Executive Vice President, 9271 Old Keene

Mill Road, Suite 200, Burke, VA 22015; email: doca@erols.com

– David W. Morris Executive Vice President Defense Orientation

Conference Association 9271 Old Keene Mill Road Suite 200 Burke, VA

22015 703-451-1200 (F) 703-451-1201 doca@erols.com www.doca.org

******

*** From Susan Burnell, APR, via Ned Lundquist **

22. Public Relations Manager; Longboat Key Club & Resort; Longboat Key,

FL

Hi Ned, saw this job post come through LinkedIn, the Florida Public

Relations Association group:

With cheer,

Susan

Susan H. Burnell, APR

Imagination Ink – Business Writing & Public Relations

Houston, TX

www.inkspark.net

Public Relations Manager, Longboat Key Club & Resort, Longboat Key, FL

Seeking a Public Relations Manager with hospitality experience…

to oversee and execute the representation of a positive organization

image to the general public, clients, members, and owners of Longboat

Key Club.

Must have min 3 years of relevant Public Relations experience;

hospitality industry preferred. 4 -year degree in Business or

Journalism. Excellent writing and communications skills required. If you

feel you meet these requirements please email your resume, cover letter

and inquiries to:

hr@longboatkeyclub . com (Subject line: “PR Manager, First Name Last

Name”) [From LinkedIn discussion started by Mey Vidal, Longboat Key Club

& Resort – Human Resources]

http://www.longboatkeyclub.com/Careers/ViewPosting/?ID=102

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