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Passion_dearworld_2012-93Brooke Sommers, CMP, CMM,  Owner/Consultant/Strategic Project Manager

http://www.linkedin.com/in/brookesommers

Brooke has been planning meetings for over 20 years and is currently focusing on Strategic Meetings Management and the value of meetings and events for corporations.  She has her own consulting business, Strategic Conferences & Events, LLC.

Brooke left Sun Microsystems after over 12 years, 9 of which were with StorageTek prior to their acquisition by Sun.  The events team at StorageTek managed 300 meetings and events per year, ranging from 10 people to 1200 people.  At Sun Brooke project managed the sales events for North America with groups ranging from 300 – 3000 people.  She thrives on pulling together teams consisting of internal marketing, content developers, third party logistics and production companies to deliver a strong strategic event that will drive results and grow the business.

More importantly, Brooke loves spending time with her family, husband Todd, daughters Ellie (12) and Gracie (11) and dog Hanna.

 

Rachel Paci is the Operations Manager for Strategic Conferences and Events.  She is a jill-of-all-trades, with a background  that includes budget management for large government agencies, website development, and bar tending.  Her varied background helps her to successfully manage an events’ budget, build the registration sites and websites for all of SCE events, and serve up a delicious cocktail.

Rachel plans events, from the inception and early stages of the event through the event management at the site. She is an essential member of Brooke’s team who designs and builds the websites to inform your attendees about your event.

At home, she is married to Noah, and lives in Vienna, VA with their two kids, Ella & Dylan, and agile dog, Maggie.

 

 

Cathy Jones has 15 years of corporate meeting planning experience. She has planned meetings and events of every kind.  A seasoned Meeting and Event Professional working in corporate meeting and event planning since 1998, Cathy started planning meetings and events with StorageTek, a High Tech Company in Louisville, Colorado.  Prior to StorageTek,Cathy worked independently planning events in the healthcare and travel services industries.  Her knowledge of the industry and outgoing personality enable her to establish and maintain excellent client and vendor relationships.

Cathy has enjoyed planning all types of events including board meetings; sales kick-off meetings; multi-day “C-Level” executive conferences; staff meetings; golf tournaments; customer appreciation parties; multi-day user conferences; and teambuilding programs.