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Senior Event Management Professional

San Francisco, CA
October 21, 2019

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Emily Laubach


San Francisco, CA


Mosaic Event Management, San Francisco, CA March 2013 – current

Mosaic is a boutique, third-party, full-service event management agency

Senior Program Manager

Create strategy alignment across functional teams for global events, bringing client’s vision to life

Responsible for budgets up to $5M per event

Accountable for the entire life cycle of programs from planning and implementation to reconciliation and ROI

Venue site selection from RFP process through site visits and contract negotiation

Global event operations expertise including registration build out, marketing communications, branding and sponsorship fulfillment, exhibit services, F&B, transportation, housing, content, AV, room sets, giveaways, entertainment, talent, timelines, meeting specs, security, hiring and managing staff and vendors

Liaise with c-suite executives throughout event processes

Strategize and educate clients on best practices and efficiency protocols

Strong team player, able to effectively manage client and vendor relationships

Outsell, Inc, Burlingame, CA June 2009 – February 2013

Outsell is a research and advisory firm specializing in the publishing and information provider industries

Director of Corporate Events

One of two-person events team that produced 20 annual events for our C-Suite clients

Full-lifecycle event planning from venue scouting through post-event surveys and ROI

$450,000 budgeting responsibility, tracking against annual forecast

Provided high-touch relationship management for clients, venue, sponsors, speakers and third party vendors

Wrote and managed marketing communications, website content and updates

Authored events section of company training manual

Branding management including collateral, signage and content

The Open Group, San Francisco, CA April 2006 - June 2009

The Open Group is a not-for-profit IT consortium that promotes open standards and global interoperability

Global Manager – Membership & Events

One of four-person team that produced six annual global conferences, each with 400+ attendees

Solely produced an additional four annual global conferences for third-party client NCOIC

Soup to nuts event planning including budget tracking, location scouting, RFPs, offsite entertainment, housing block, catering, AV, internet and transportation

Managed speaker database, updated bios and presentations on event website

Coordinated international shipping of equipment for all conferences and trade shows

Managed on-site registration desk and staff

Macy’s West, San Francisco, CA April 2001 – March 2006

Event Development & Special Productions

Independent Contractor for 2004 & 2005, Volunteer for 2006

Part of large production team producing Passport, an annual fashion show benefiting HIV/AIDs over 5 evenings with 3000 in attendance each evening

Solicited and organized donations from sponsors, organized both a live celebrity auction and an eBay auction site that raised additional funds of over $200,000

Led teams of volunteers during the event

Maintained a VIP list for our major sponsors for check-in, seat assignment and press relations

Organized travel for celebrities and stylists

Production team member for the fashion show The Gifts of Christmas, raising funds for mental health organizations in the Santa Clara Valley; more than 5,000 guests attended the week-long event

Vertis, Inc., (now Macy’s West) April 2001 – June 2004

An energetic digital photography studio, serving the retail and advertising industries

Project Manager

Coordinated up to 15 photo shoots daily, in-house and on location

Responsible for all financial, administrative and human resource needs

Served as liaison among the corporate division, freelance talent and local office

Oversaw $1 million+ monthly expenditure and billing process

Coordinated the purchasing, delivery and return of product, sets and props


Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

Graduate courses in International Relations & Cross-Cultural Psychology

Internship with United Nations – Geneva, Switzerland

American University, Washington DC

B.A. Psychology, Minor in Women’s Studies

Junior Year Abroad – London, England

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