This is the latest in a continuing series highlighting members of the ConventionPlanit.com Advisory Council, comprised of meeting professionals and others in the meetings industry who help shape ConventionPlanit.com to meet the needs of the industry.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Advisory Council Member Kasey McNeil is starting 2014 off in a new role with the American Academy of Physicians Assistants as the Exhibits Manager. She brings her over 17 years in meeting planning to this new role. Congratulations and best of luck, Kasey!
Apparently the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s loss is a gain for the meeting planning industry.
That’s because Kasey R. McNeil says that if she wasn’t a meeting planner, she would “want to be in the world of crime scene investigation or be an FBI behavioral agent.”
She notes that meeting planning can “become like a huge jigsaw puzzle,” and no doubt her ability to manage this complex process is being put to good use as a meeting planner, a profession she has enjoyed for more than 17 years.
At the American Academy of Physician Assistants, she oversees the management of exhibits for their annual conference and other events. AAPA is the only national organization representing physician assistants in all medical and surgical specialties and students.
Prior to joining AAPA, McNeil worked with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), where she managed exhibits for the annual citywide convention as well as the association’s smaller conferences. IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide.
McNeil has also served as the Exhibit Operations and Events Manager at the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)/Digestive Disease Week (DDW), where she managed exhibits for the annual citywide convention, including security, expo floor and vendors, general contractors, and 250-450 ancillary meetings and industry supported seminars during each conference. Prior to working in conference planning, McNeil worked in hotel management for eight years as a banquet manager and catering sales manager at hotels such as the Hilton, Embassy Suites and Doubletree.
Her favorite feature of ConventionPlanit.com is RFP OrganizationSM She particularly enjoys the platform’s ability to organize quotes for service providers without having to re-key any information. “I would highly recommend this free service to meeting planners and tradeshow managers,” she says.
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