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Interviews with Planners - Harris Schanhaut

Harris Schanhaut, CME has been managing conferences, meetings and events in diverse industries, including automotive, medical, travel, technology, financial, pharmaceutical, wellness, and manufacturing. He has been published numerous times in trade magazines, and has been a speaker at industry events since 2003. Schanhaut was a co-chair of Meeting Professionals International ...

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Interviews with Planners – Robby Slaughter

Robby Slaughter is the founder of AccelaWork, a business improvement consulting company. His team works with a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, regional non-profits, small businesses and individual entrepreneurs to help increase productivity, simplify workflow, and optimize business processes. Robby’s particular focus is the use of ...

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Interviews with Planners - Lisé Puckorius

As CEO of the OLC Education and Conference Center, Lisé Puckorius is responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of this 14,000 square feet state-of-the-art conference and training center in Rosemont, IL, a venue that hosts conferences, seminars, educational meetings, and special events for participants from around the ...

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Interviews with Planners - Tracy Bardugon

Tracy Bardugon, a graduate from Georgia Southern University, started her catering sales and hotel management career in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. After spending time in high-volume food and beverage outlets, it was time to make a move! She is now the Catering Sales ...

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Interviews with Planners – Selena Browning

Working in her parent's restaurant, waiting tables while she earned her degree from Ohio State University, groomed Selena for success in the hospitality industry. She enjoys planning events and the opportunity to share in the special moments of others. With many catering gigs under her belt, Selena ran the ...

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Interviews with Planners – Sandy Sloane

Sandy Sloane has worked in special events, corporate communications, work-force training and development, team building, public relations, fundraising, media, and journalism. Utilizing her vast experience, her consultancy, Solutions by Sloane, helps companies grow their businesses via special events. She has also been a white-water river rafting guide, newspaper writer, occupational ...

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Interviews with Planners – Apryl Roberts

In our latest interview with planners, Apryl Roberts, Owner of Memorable Events by Apryl, shares her event planning best practices and top tips for meeting and event planners. With over 15 years of experience in event design and production, Apryl has an affinity for style and a keen eye for ...

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Interviews with Planners – Diane Tighe

Diane Tighe is the director of catering and conference services at Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel, in Durham, N.C., located on the campus of Duke University. As director of catering and conference services, she leads all the Inn’s conference planning initiatives ...

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Interviews with Planners - Susan Sexton

Susan Sexton Blend Custom Parfum Studio’s CEO Susan brings decades of experience in marketing communications, branding and event strategy, and planning gained from both the corporate and agency sides of the business. Her personal brand is intuitive, creative and international in scope. She enjoys collaborating with like-minded professionals in ...

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Interviews with Planners - Erik Fabian

Erik Fabian is a brand marketer and event maker formerly at Moleskine and Greenhouse Software. He has an MFA in performance from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and been devising events for 20 years. He is especially fond of creating participatory cultural and business events where people ...

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Interviews with Planners - Alecia May

Alecia May is a transformational event strategist with over 12 years of experience in the event planning industry. She started her company, Eventistry by Alecia, when she realized the need for an expert event planner who could work remotely with clients, and still handle almost every aspect of the planning ...

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Interviews with Planners - Cindy Y. Lo, DMCP

When Cindy Lo started Red Velvet Events, Inc. (RVE) almost 15 years ago, she did so with the mission to Outplan, Outplay and Outparty! Cindy has grown the firm into delivering just that and more in meeting planning, event production, DMC services, and creative. RVE has earned multiple International Special ...

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Interviews with Planners - Claus Raasted

Claus Raasted's professional title is Larp Guru, and he and his company specialize in spectacular live action role play events for an international audience. When he is not doing those events, he is active in the meetings industry, promoting new ways of looking at meetings from an experience design ...

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Interviews with Planners - Maureen Sojka

Maureen Sojka, CMA Association Management’s Event Manager, is an experienced conference and event planner who has organized a multitude of meetings, from large-scale multinational events to local association conferences. She has hands-on experience juggling the event planning needs of multiple organizations, including budget preparation, contract terms, negotiations and analysis ...

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Interviews with Planners – Meghan Lee

A former member of the Society of Government Meeting Planners, Meghan Lee has planned major public relations events around the country and has worked at events sites, such as Red Rocks, Pentagon, Boston Convention Center, and has designed and managed a conference on a Western-Caribbean cruise. She has over ten ...

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Interviews with Planners - Ruby Benoit

Ruby Benoit is a veteran marketing, event planning, and project management professional with 17 years of experience with global brands in tourism, hospitality, sports, entertainment, fashion, and consumer packaged goods.  She has developed groundbreaking campaigns consisting of advertising, digital marketing, promotions, public relations, social media, and special events.  ...

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Interviews with Planners - Sharon Fisher

Relevant, engaging and interactive. Sharon Fisher is the CEO and Chief IdeaSparker of Play with a Purpose, a company devoted to creating more fun, participatory, creative and hands-on meetings. The Orlando Chamber of Commerce named her company one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work in Orlando, proving that ...

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Interviews with Planners - Chivonne Hyppolite

Looking to create your ideal event planner? Put on your lab coat and step into the Abstract Elements laboratory. In your beaker, combine the elements: creativity, passion, experience and negotiation. Actually, add a bit more of negotiation for good measure - I mean who doesn’t love a good negotiator. Now ...

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Interviews with Planners - Justin Hersh

Justin’s first exposure to creative production began at age seven, helping his father – a composer – set up a multimedia system for a concert. Over the past 30 years, he has designed and produced large-scale events and trade shows for heavy hitters such as Apple, Virgin Galactic, Medtronic, Applied Materials ...

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Interviews with Planners - Fiorella Neira

Fiorella Neira is an event planner based in Wisconsin and owner of Neira Event Group. She produces both corporate and social events for clients throughout the state. What is the best advice you have ever received as a planner? Someone once told me to hang out with people whom I ...

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