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6.4: Journey to Success

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    I started out in the hospitality field in the airline business and retired as a successful entrepreneur.

    Current Role

    • Owner, Association Management Specialists, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2000-2019 (retired)

    Previous Roles

    • Corporate Meeting Planner, 1988-2002
    • Director of Sales, Ramada Hotel, Agoura Hills, 1987-1988
    • Manager of Group Sales, Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays, Westlake Village, CA, 1981-1987

    Education

    • Ventura College, AA
    • California State University Northridge, BA 

     

    I studied Spanish language and literature at UCLA.  I did an internship with an event and meeting planning firm in Orange County my last year at UCLA and graduated in the Summer of 2000.  Started my firm, Eventive Group, a couple of months after graduating.  I just celebrated 20 years at the Eventive Group.  We have produced thousands of events in 300+ cities, 30+ US states, and 30+ foreign countries.  Our motto is, “We plan meetings and events that help save lives, connect leaders, expose minds to great ideas, and change the world.” 

    Current Role

    Owner/Partner, Eventive Group, Los Angeles, CA

    Previous Roles

    Production Assistant, Masterpiece Productions, Los Angeles, CA 1999-2000

    Recreeation Administrator, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 1996-2000

    Education

    University of California Los Angeles, BA in Spanish Language & Literature

    California State University Fullerton, Professional Meeting Planning & Special Events Certificate

     

    My diverse background allowed me to open our business and the time spent with MPI (Meeting Professionals International) as both a member and in my volunteer roles.

    Current Role

    • President, Revenue Resources Management, LLC
    • VP of Sales & Marketing, Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), Long Beach, CA, 2001-2005
    • Managing Director of Sales, Hilton Hotels Corporate,  1992-1998
    • Director of Sales & Marketing, Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, Westlake Village, CA 1988-1992
    • Sales Manager, Hyatt Regency, Kansas City, MO, 1984-1988
    • Sales Assistant, Hyatt Arlington Hotel, Arlington, VA 1982-1983

    Education

    • Mary Washington University, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

     

    Amber Clement

    In any event company the sales managers are going to be the first point of contact. The path to becoming one can vary. Most Catering Sales Managers have years of experience in banquets and events, along with education to back it up. With degrees varying from management to marketing, and much more. Amber Clement took a little bit of a different path.

    Current Role

    • Catering Sales Manager, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kearney, Nebraska

    Previous Roles

    • Catering Sales Manager, Younes Hospitality, Kearney, Nebraska 2019-2021
    • Contract Compliance, Cash Wa
    • Sports Coordinator, YMCA

    Education

    • University of Nebraska at Kearney, Bachelors Degree in Sports Management

     

    Jared Johnson

    When it comes to hospitality the biggest thing you can have on your side is experience, especially in the set-up area.

    Current Role

    • Set-Up/Bar Manager, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kearney, Nebraska

    Previous Roles

    • Set-Up/Bar Manager, Holiday Inn Conference Center, Kearney, Nebraska 2016-2020
    • Set-Up/Bar Manager, Younes Hospitality, Kearney, Nebraska 2014-2016
    • Set-Up Crew Member, Younes Hospitality, Kearney, Nebraska 2012-2014

    Education

    • Univeristy of Nebraska at Kearney, Bachelors in Business Management

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