Title: Senior Event Coordinator
Organization: BEE Content Design, Inc.
Hometown: Spring Church, Pennsylvania
University of Education: California Coast University
How has the CEM designation helped in your career?
The CEM Designation has helped me understand all the workings of an event from the inside out. It has also given me the confidence and the tools to produce better events.
Why is it important to maintain the CEM designation?
It is important to maintain your CEM designation because the tools and support that you receive are so valuable. They will keep me up to date on the industry standards and trends.
What made you want to obtain your CEM designation?
I had a lot of time to reflect on my career during the pandemic. I was looking for a certification that would be meaningful and supportive of my event and exhibit career. A friend had suggested the CEM program and I am so thankful that they had. I have enjoyed the journey.
What advice would you give to an aspiring individual who wants to apply for the CEM program?
My advice would be to definitely apply for the CEM program because it is a wonderful way to interact with people like you and learn many aspects of the event and exhibits industry. You’ll definitely not be disappointed!
How did you start your career in this industry?
I started my career in this industry when I was working in Product Management for a manufacturing company and they asked me to help with putting together their tradeshows a few times a year. I loved learning how to coordinate a show and seeing the end result of all of my hard work.
How have you made a difference with your show or with working with a client by applying the knowledge you gained by obtaining your CEM designation?
I have been able to make a difference with my show by identifying gaps in processes and better decision making.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
After obtaining my CEM, I spent time recreating my LinkedIn profile to reflect my new designation. I also chose a new creative approach to my Linkedin personal statement to better reflect my passions and skills.
What did you like most about the CEM Learning Program?
I really enjoyed meeting people from all over the event industry and their insights and experiences. It really added to my learning experience.