HEPN 19 February 2012

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This week’s edition includes: *** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP) *** Upcoming Conferences 1. Manager, Convention and Exposition Services; American Meat Institute; Washington, DC 2. Executive Director; Southwest Veterinary Symposium; Dallas, TX 3. Operations/Conference Director; F+W Media, Inc.; New York, NY 4. Briefing Center Manager; Deltek; Herndon, VA 5. Meeting Planner; Licensing Executives Society; Alexandria, VA 6. Meetings Coordinator; NMHC; Washington, DC 7. Director of Meetings and Events; Americans for the Arts; Washington, DC 8. Meeting Planner II; Meeting Trends, a division of Travel and Transport; Omaha, NE 9. Senior Conference Planner; National Life Group; Montpelier, VT 10. Trade Show and Meetings Manager; Confidential; Northern Virginia 11. Donor Relations/Events Coordinator; New Bedford Whaling Museum; New Bedford, MA 12. Meeting Coordinator; Dot Foods; Chestefield, MO 13. National Vendor Program/Meetings Manager; Gold’s Gym International; Irving, TX 14. Private Event Coordinator; Wee Burn Country Club, Inc.; Darien, CT 15. Manager, Meeting Planning; Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; Cambridge, MA 16. Meetings & Events Coordinator; CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder); Hyattsville, MD 17. Event Coordinator; University of Maryland Alumni Association; College Park, MD 18. Director, Educational Events; YOUNG PRESIDENTS’ ORGANIZATION; Irving, TX 19. Manager, Meetings and Events; Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Massachusetts 20. Audio Visual Event Sales Manager; Swank Audio Visuals; Washington, DC 21. Manager of Meetings; Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association; Rockville, MD 22. Event Manager/Event Coordinator; Portland Spirit; Portland, OR 23. Meeting and Event Category Management Associate; ICG Commerce; King of Prussia, PA 24. National Sales Manager; Omni Hotel at CNN Center; Atlanta, GA

************* 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. Manager, Convention and Exposition Services; American Meat Institute; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=9600871&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

2. Executive Director; Southwest Veterinary Symposium; Dallas, TX

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=9593695&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

3. Operations/Conference Director; F+W Media, Inc.; New York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=9585667&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

*** From Ned Lundquist ***

4. Briefing Center Manager; Deltek; Herndon, VA

Briefing Center Manager F/T Salaried with Quarterly Bonus Location – Herndon, VA www.deltek.com

Please send all qualified resumes to mindywright@deltek.com

The successful candidate will demonstrate past success in the planning, marketing and execution of a world-class Customer Briefing Center, as well as expertise in corporate event management. Core competencies include: . Strategic, tactical and logistical customer briefing center support and event planning . Experience implementing successful briefing center programs with inside and field sales teams . On-site event management of internal and external events . Event/catering vendor negotiations and management . Development of Customer Briefing Center agendas and ongoing business processes, policies and event follow-through . Measuring and reporting on briefing center success from a sales pipeline perspective and overall event budgeting, expense tracking

. Superior interpersonal skills and experience interfacing with CxO-level executives

Duties and Responsibilities Define & Set Direction of the CBC . Develop and drive operating policies and programs for the Briefing Center to ensure a world-class environment for Deltek and its customers . Implement best practices around all CBC activities, agendas , programs and events . Market the CBC program internally to sales teams to ensure adoption . Work with the Business Units and Executives to develop strategic programs that support the Center’s sales objectives . Create and oversee effective agendas, resources and policies for briefings . Support corporate sales objectives by providing a professional product demonstration and meeting environment in which to conduct sales and marketing customer visit activity . Interface with Senior Management, Product Marketing, Business Unit Sales Teams

Manage Schedule and Operations . Manage daily schedule and operations of Briefing Center . Matrix management of facilities and IT staff that also support the Center (receptionist, IT support.) . Oversee and maintain responsibility for the center facility, including operating infrastructure, customer-focused logistics, and relationships with external and internal vendors (catering, transportation) . Work closely with internal groups: o Facilities: building maintenance, HVAC, construction, day porter, supplies, plants, reception support o IT: A/V and technology, scheduling tool o Corporate marketing: signage, gifts, etc. o Sales and Product marketing teams – event resources, logistic needs and speakers . Develop and manage briefing center operating budget . Define and maintain operational standards and processes . Compile, analyze and manage reporting of all significant metrics for the center, including usage statistics and trends, evaluation scores, internal and external customer feedback . Assess program quality and performance; implement quality improvements

Qualify, Plan, Participate in Briefings (as required) . Qualify and schedule customer visits and prioritize meetings accordingly . Consult on meeting agenda development, presentation content and media needs . Ensure execution of all day-of meeting prep working with CBC support staff (including welcome signs, name tags, table tents, coffee service, etc.) . Ensure all meeting logistics have been properly addressed by BU sponsor (travel, catering, A/V, etc.) . Serve as customer welcoming host and provide on-the-spot support throughout the meeting for A/V, HVAC, catering, etc.

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5. Meeting Planner; Licensing Executives Society; Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=9567579&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

6. Meetings Coordinator; NMHC; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=9567420&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

7. Director of Meetings and Events; Americans for the Arts; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=9557988&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

8. Meeting Planner II; Meeting Trends, a division of Travel and Transport; Omaha, NE

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=9558857&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

9. Senior Conference Planner; National Life Group; Montpelier, VT

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=9551482&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

10. Trade Show and Meetings Manager; Confidential; Northern Virginia

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?site_id=1&job=9615985&msessid=SNzQq&CFID =152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED8CACD71CF&CFID =152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED8CACD71CF&jses sionid=803091b8f7d6703bf2f1

11. Donor Relations/Events Coordinator; New Bedford Whaling Museum; New Bedford, MA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9616401&mses sid=YATbF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=8030bf78e7fb144b2d6a

12. Meeting Coordinator; Dot Foods; Chestefield, MO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9615748&mses sid=rSaP5&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=8030dc7e89f729315e46

13. National Vendor Program/Meetings Manager; Gold’s Gym International; Irving, TX

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9616194&mses sid=y5zY3&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=803037fcf6da2c7d3e66

14. Private Event Coordinator; Wee Burn Country Club, Inc.; Darien, CT

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=7751666&mses sid=gXlBh&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=8030317a6c0d5d476536

15. Manager, Meeting Planning; Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; Cambridge, MA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9616274&mses sid=Dqytb&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=8030e6395b2d535b1c49

16. Meetings & Events Coordinator; CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder); Hyattsville, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9609558&mses sid=w9Daw&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=8030a25e9c86f21395e6

17. Event Coordinator; University of Maryland Alumni Association; College Park, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9609874&mses sid=EVl6K&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=80305f2294d231223544

18. Director, Educational Events; YOUNG PRESIDENTS’ ORGANIZATION; Irving, TX

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9609501&mses sid=MNLIi&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=80309ccf30601f186644

19. Manager, Meetings and Events; Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Massachusetts

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=8676043&mses sid=ReqQA&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=80303f4aa91c7c5a6b43

20. Audio Visual Event Sales Manager; Swank Audio Visuals; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9609408&mses sid=8h1fd&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=8030aa78a9656f6b3ce3

21. Manager of Meetings; Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association; Rockville, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9608738&mses sid=Xj7fV&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=80306f4b3a1b6a704e54

22. Event Manager/Event Coordinator; Portland Spirit; Portland, OR

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9600970&mses sid=wWGbV&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=8030f3a1c15941f13704

23. Meeting and Event Category Management Associate; ICG Commerce; King of Prussia, PA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9600549&mses sid=RYGhE&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=803037fa6752542f1940

24. National Sales Manager; Omni Hotel at CNN Center; Atlanta, GA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=1&job=9600742&mses sid=Nzp1I&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&CFID=152464484&CFTOKEN=486bb59d1a9d6495-5360020D-CDFF-259B-B3450ED 8CACD71CF&jsessionid=80308088e57a503e34da

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