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Resume for Mary A. for Other in Lafayette, Indiana

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Country: United States City: Lafayette
State: Indiana ZIP: 47909

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Honeybrook Way, Lafayette, IN                                 


Accommodations / Logistics / International / Projects Contracts / Negotiations / Pricing Supervision / Hospitality / Trade Shows / Vendor Management / Customer Service / Cost Control

   As a Certified Meeting Professional, I have planned and delivered topflight meeting, event and travel arrangements in diverse industries. My proven ability to negotiate low cost contracts and overcome crisis situations provides winwin event solutions for small and Fortune companies. I readily adapt to changing business environments and remove event obstacles before they become a problem.  I am known for…

  • Managing logistics for events and meetings from ten to , people
  • Designing and executing incentive travel programs
  • Negotiating premium accommodations at low cost
  • Developing and implementing cost effective contingency plans
  • Sourcing and securing domestic and international arrangements
  •    I have a unique ability to plan and deliver st class events with my dedicated, energetic and adaptable management abilities. My attention to detail and communication style ensures safe and positive meetings. My MA in International Affairs was earned at Washington University, and my BS is from CulverStockton College.


    Negotiated lower accommodation fees, saving Lafayette Life % of contracted room expenses. Department had scheduled meeting for room nights, but experienced downsizing that required only room nights. Due to additional % attrition negotiation at time of contract saved $K. Negotiated additional $K credit for rooms utilized over room nights.

    Coordinated and held American Express meetings within days. Client IBM required meetings to be held globally. Determined all needs and negotiated bundled property use and food and beverage contracts. Implemented meeting plans. Reduced budgeted event expenses by %, equating to $K in savings. 

    Negotiated emergency travel arrangements and recouped $K in fees. Cancelled flight left meeting attendees stranded in Madrid, Spain. Immediately secured dayroom accommodations and delivered alternative air transportation solution. Negotiated full refund for expenses and overcame all attendee concerns. 

    Reduced large conference cancellation fees from $.M to $K, a % savings. Large, high technology client cancelled two large and six small meetings. Scoured contracts for best solution to reduce cancellation fees. Negotiated credits and proper fee applications. Client was elated at the $.M reduction in fee expenses.


    Manager, Meeting Planning and Marketing Communications, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company, a division of Western Southern Financial Group, to . Managed corporate meeting, event and incentive activities. Selected sites, negotiated contracts, held events and reconciled billing. Integrated marketing and printed material from preproduction into functional marketing pieces.

    Procurement Specialist, American Express, Contractor position Corporate Meeting Solutions Division, to . Directed customer service, contracted for venues and accommodations, and managed full life cycle meeting projects.

    Maritz Travel Company, a $.B privately held global leader in incentive travel programs, to .

    Travel Buyer. Negotiated travel and event contracts. Managed key accounts. Setup and conducted events.

    Senior Meeting Planner. Designed, implemented and conducted global meetings. Created registration sites.

    Earlier Positions: Product Purchaser, Senior Program Operations Specialist and Domestic Reservationist.

    Personal Attributes

       I am a Financial Insurance Conference Planner Association member. I enjoy outdoor and community activities.

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