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2072, United States
March 15, 2011

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Karen B. Reiser, CMP

** ******** *****

Stoughton, MA 02072



High Energy, dynamic corporate planner and on site operations manager with

over 15 years demonstrated achievement in all phases of meeting planning

and travel services. Skilled at identifying and anticipating client needs.

Demonstrated ability to manage, organize and prioritize multiple complex

functions. Extensive experience securing, negotiating and managing vendor

services. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Hands on

project manager with strong attention to detail.


. Managed and coordinated the tour for the Olympic Torch relay from St.

Louis to all destinations east of the Mississippi. Supported Coca

Cola's sponsored international athletes (and their families) who had

been selected to run a leg of the Torch relay, from hospitality

through relay logistics.

. Managed and coordinated Georgia Pacific's corporate sponsorship of

invited guests to the Olympic Games in Atlanta. Meet and greet

transportation, accommodations, hospitality, corporate gifts and


. Planned and directed the corporate hospitality village for the World

Cup Soccer sponsors at Gillette Stadium. Supervised tent city set up,

security, staffing, entertainment, satellite hook-ups, food

preparation and service.

. Organized 3000 person meeting for Digital Equipment Corporation in

Orlando, Florida. Coordinated transportation, hotel accommodations,

meetings, trade show, food, spouse programs and special events.

. Orchestrated and directed corporate hospitality village of 20 tents

for BGW Designs at Super Bowl XXX, The Ryder Cup and The Orange Bowl.

Recruited staff, arranged housing and meals, coordinated d cor

packages and production schedules.


Freelance 2007- Current

Conference Planner

. Contract job for a small non profit organization. Worked closely

with all departments of the organization to produce 2 meetings one

for 2500 people and the other for 600 people. Responsibilities

include menu planning and on site food and beverage supervision,

contract negotiations, vendor management, rooming list management,

room sets and AV production. Also responsible for exhibitor

relations and trade show.

. Worked closely with legal department to negotiate and execute

multiple contracts for all upcoming events in 2010 and 2011.

On Site Manager

. Working with several meeting companies to provide on site management

for medical and pharmaceutical meetings and events in the Boston area.

Providing trade show support, set-up and tear down assistance for

companies doing trade show booths in the local Boston convention

center facilities.

Karen B. Reiser 781-***-****


George P. Johnson 2005 -


Account Manager

. Managed special events, product launches and user conferences for

several high profile clients. Responsibilities included budgeting,

venue find, contract negotiations, event flow and event logistics as

well as food and beverage and hotel room block management. Meeting

sizes vary from small groups of 50 to industry events of 4000.

The Rockport Company 1998 - 2005

Manager, Global Event Marketing

. Managed planning of sales meetings, trade shows, global conferences

and special events for large international consumer goods company. $2

million annual budget.

. Successfully planned and executed 6 trade shows annually supporting up

to 5600 sq. ft double deck, with 4 conference rooms, 13 selling

stations and 50 staff. All logistics from electricity and walls to

accommodations, hospitality and concierge services.

. Planned and directed 6 themed Sales Management Conferences annually

for international delegates from 35 countries. Logistics included

transportation, accommodations, themed events, agendas, food service

and evening activities.

. Selected, negotiated and procured all vendor services ensuring

consistent quality and value for all corporate meetings and trade


. Redesigned and organized New York showroom semiannually to reflect new

products, seasons and fashion trends.

. Formulated, budgeted, implemented and attended all corporate meetings

and shows.

KBS Event Planning 1992 - 1998

Independent Event Planning Consultant to diverse industry segments

. Financial Services: Planned and directed all incentive travel for

large financial services corporation. Through onsite staffing, led a

team of professionals in food/beverage, transportation,

accommodations, hospitality desk and recreation to provide services

for up to 3000 people participating in an incentive travel program.

Negotiated all fees and contracts associated with travel program.

. Entertainment: Organized and coordinated all aspects of international

conferences for managing directors in the recording industry.

Including, but not limited to, European cruises, train through South

Africa, renting a Greek island, as well as other high end

entertainment and recreation.

. Pharmaceutical: Planned and managed conferences and new product

launches. Provided all hospitality functions including

transportation, accommodations, food and beverages as well as all

onsite logistics for successful meetings for 2000-3000 people.

. Consumer Goods: Coordinated all aspects of incentive travel programs,

sales meetings and conferences for a variety of consumer goods

companies. Organized and managed food, accommodations, meeting

facilities, entertainment and special events.

KAREN B. REISER 781-***-****



Westin Hotel, Copley Place, Boston, MA

Front Desk Agent

Cambridge Center Marriott, Cambridge, MA

Banquet Server


Clark University, Worcester, MA

B.A. Human Resources

University of London Polytechnic, London, England

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