a unique and customized consulting experience for each and every client.

Meet Melanie


Melanie is a professional conference and meeting planner with a focus on corporate and educational programs. Drawing on her experience with a variety of program formats, she offers creative insight from planning through execution.  She serves as a liaison between clients and suppliers to ensure seamless and successful outcomes. 

Melanie started her hospitality career over 20 years ago while working with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau during the city’s hosting of the Olympic Games. While in Atlanta, she also worked as a conference planner on domestic and international conferences for large software corporations and independent user groups.  She assisted with the management and delivery of conferences hosting from 200 to 5000 attendees. 

After moving to North Carolina to grow her family, Melanie co-founded an event management company which designed and produced a public exposition event for the Raleigh metropolitan kids and family market segment. The expo partnered with sponsors, such as Crayola and Busch Gardens, to welcome 2000 attendees and showcase 60 exhibitors and 10 entertainers over 2 days. 

Melanie uses her varied experience to support her clients with conceptual planning, logistical coordination, and implementation. She has provided on-site support for programs in various parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and South America. She has ensured the success of the attendee experience in a large variety of industries with many well-respected clients, such as Duke University, Oracle, CPChem, Scotiabank, Prudential, Chick-fil-A, Amex, and Pfizer. Melanie is a detail-oriented professional who enjoys the collaborative planning process and the energy of the on-site delivery.

Melanie has a B.S. degree in Hospitality Administration and a B.S.B.A. degree in Decision Sciences with a concentration in Computer Information Systems.  She worked as a computer systems engineer/manager with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for 7 years before pursuing interests in conference and meeting planning. 

Independent Consultant

Areas of Expertise:

  • Program Conceptual Design
  • Site Selection
  • Budget Development & Management
  • Timeline Development & Management
  • Program Materials Design & Production
  • Vendor Negotiation & Management
  • Project Management & Logistics
  • On-site Coordination & Execution
  • Guest Care & Communication
  • Executive-level Service
  • Follow-up Review/Analysis
  • Client Relationship Management