Marti McCollough, CMP, Services Program Manager, Austin Convention Centertion Services

Hometown: Cedar Park, TX
University of Education: Texas A&M University
How long have you been an IAEE member? 15 Years
IAEE Chapter: Central Texas Chapter

How did you start your career in this industry?
I luckily stumbled into this industry via an internship at National Instruments (NI)-a software Engineering Company based in Austin, TX. I landed in their Events Department helping the team with tradeshows, seminars, and their Annual Conference-NIWeek. I instantly fell in love and was energized by the work I was doing and could not wait to start my professional career when I graduated! NI was gracious enough to extend a full time offer to me post-graduation and the rest is history!

How has IAEE shaped your career?

IAEE provides valuable resources and networking opportunities for its members. This industry is a family and IAEE provides a platform for us to stay connected with our industry family!

What advice would you give to a new member?

Put yourself out there, keep showing up and GET INVOLVED!

Fun fact about you – What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I traveled the country FULL TIME in an RV for 2 years!

What do you like most about your chapter?

The IAEE Central Texas Chapter is so welcoming! I love our members and love how active our chapter is with monthly meet-ups!

What would you say is the #1 IAEE member benefit?

Networking! It’s invaluable!

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