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Aug 2014Present

Managing Director

Las Vegas Show Management, LLC

● Independent show organizer and consultant.
● Creates, plans, executes, and coordinates a broad range of details related to meetings, seminars, conferences, educational training, events, trade shows and related activities.
● Manages exhibits, exhibit sales and marketing.
● Selects and negotiates hotel contracts and space venues.
● Provides temporary staffing/floor management support.
● Provides ancillary convention and trade show support (e.g., transportation, catering, etc.)

Mar 1998Jul 2014

Conference Director/COO

Western Veterinary Conference

● In conjunction with the CEO, provided day-to-day operational oversight and direction using human, financial, and other resources to effectively and efficiently achieve association goals and enhance organizational capacity and performance.

● Orchestrated the development of operational plans; directed the implementation and integration of strategic actions and ensured measurement tools were in place.

● Oversaw the organizational structure, operating systems, and procedures, including staff training and development.

● Directed all aspects of the Association's Annual Conference; linked internal and external groups and committees and vendors.

● Provided leadership, vision, direction and assistance to all staff. Direct reports include: Director of Marketing, Director of Education, Director of Exhibits, Director of Events & Services, Advertising & Sponsorship Manager, Registration Manager, IT/Database Manager, and Facility Maintenance.

● Facilitated and integrated communication among internal and external stakeholders to improve responsiveness and enhance decision-making.

● Developed and implemented policy and procedures in accordance with the CEO, Board, federal and state agencies.   

● Served as the Senior Adviser to the CEO and Board of Directors in matters related to Annual Conference and Education-related activities.



Aug 2004Present

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

University of Phoenix, Las Vegas Campus
Aug 2002Jun 2004

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

University of Phoenix, Las Vegas Campus
Aug 1991Jun 1996

Associate of Science in Business Administration

Riverside Community College


Knowledge of computer software, such as Microsoft Word