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MARY E. A., CMP
Honeybrook Way, Lafayette, IN
CERTIFIED MEETING PROFESSIONAL
Accommodations / Logistics
/ International / Projects Contracts /
Negotiations / Pricing Supervision /
Hospitality / Trade Shows / Vendor Management /
Customer Service / Cost Control
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…
logistics for events and meetings from ten to ,
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
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.
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
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.
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,
Negotiated travel and event contracts. Managed key accounts. Setup and
Planner. Designed, implemented and conducted global meetings. Created
Positions: Product Purchaser, Senior Program Operations Specialist
and Domestic Reservationist.
a Financial Insurance Conference Planner Association member. I enjoy
outdoor and community activities.