Since 1997, Marie has been bringing organization and return-on-investment to meetings, functions, and events, no matter what the industry. Her creative approach and bottom-line fiscal sense, combined with an impeccable sense of timing and customer-first attitude has made her a first choice with all of her corporate clients.
If you have ever struggled with coming up with a "breakout" event idea or tangled with a tiny budget while trying to deliver on big meeting ideas, Marie's the person you'll want to call for just the right solution. She collaborates with her clients and engages in developing the best strategies that meet learning / event objectives as well as the organizational goals behind every function. Building lasting client rapport and clear communications are her signature hallmark and set Marie from other planners as part of her organized, personable, and customer-centric approach.
A calm in the middle of any event storm, Marie weathers on-site stress well with the fortitude of a veteran, and can make any situation seamless to attendees, even no matter what hitches might arise on the operational side. (We all know those happen!)
As a meetings industry leader, Marie's generosity in sharing her knowledge and experience has earned her respect among her peers as someone who delivers quality, integrity, and trust as a generous expert who gives back to the industry she loves. Meeting Professionals International, the premier industry membership organization, recognized her by awarding her the 2010 President's Award for her work within the local New England Chapter. She has also served in several leadership roles in the International Special Events Society - ISES New England Chapter.
Others have taken notice, Marie appeared in several industry publications including The Special Event Magazine (2011 and 2010) and the 2009 BizBash National Venue Guide.
In 2011, Marie also realized one of her dreams: sharing her passion for the meetings and events industry and inspiring future industry colleagues as an Adjunct Professor of Conference, Meeting and Event Planning at Bay State College. She now teaches courses in Hospitality, Marketing, and Business. In the Fall of 2014, Marie completed her Masters of Tourism Administration (MTA) degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
In her personal time, she enjoys taking advantage of her knowledge and passion for traveling by exploring new territory... and has already had the opportunity to visit all 50 states. But Marie's idea of downtime from work involves running and hiking as well as enjoying some relaxing moments on the beach and cheering on her favorite New England sports teams.