Melissa Peticolas CEM, CMP, Account Executive, Vista Convention Services
Hometown: Salem, NJ
University of Education: The College of New Jersey
How long have you been an IAEE member? 11 years
IAEE Chapter: New York Chapter
How did you start your career in this industry?
I worked for Marriott Vacation Club contracting their sponsorships and exhibit space at trade show and events in the Northeast.
How has IAEE shaped your career?
IAEE has given me the opportunity to continue my professional education through the CEM program. It has given me more confidence in my collaboration with clients and colleagues.
What advice would you give to a new member?
Get involved! The more you help within our community the more you learn and grow as a professional.
What community service projects do you like to be involved in? Why?
I work with a youth swim program. It is so important for all people to know the basics of swimming and water safety.
What would you say is the #1 IAEE member benefit?
Networking and building relationships with people in the Events Industry.