“Sometimes you just have to try things. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” – My Mum
Sporting a (stylish at the time) lop-sided bob, watching episodes of the 1980’s hit series Hotel, Joann just knew she was destined for a career in hospitality management. Abandoning the lop-sided bob in favour of symmetry and order, Joann obtained her hospitality management diploma and Certified Meeting Professional designation.
She now has over nineteen years of experience in conference, exhibition, meeting and event management. Joann is also a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI). As Director of Conference Production her job is to bring large groups of people together to learn, network and socialize. Above all, she strives to create fulfilling experiences that people can take back to their work and personal lives.
Joann’s intense customer focus allows her to continuously meet clients’ objectives and provide leadership in the conference industry. And like Connie Selleca before her, she does it all in heels—refusing to sacrifice fashion for a pair of sensible on-site shoes. Rest assured, she brings the same style and dedication to quality to each project in her purview.
Places I’ve Worked
Canada: Vancouver, Calgary
International: Nice – France, Harrogate – UK
Cool Projects I’ve Worked On
APECTEL Paperless Conference
Carma True Blue Days
Language I Speak
English and French
Industries I’ve Worked In
Things I’ve Earned & Learned
Certified Meeting Professional
Hotel Management Diploma
Years with “e”
“Doing my best is critical, ‘good enough’ is not in my vocabulary.”