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CEM destacado sobre Leslie LeGrande, CEM

¡Felicitaciones a la reciente revolucionaria de CEM, Leslie LeGrande, CEM de la Sociedad de Profesionales de Asuntos Regulatorios! Lea por qué Leslie se convirtió en una asesora confiable para sus expositores y clientes patrocinadores después de obtener su designación CEM.

¡Felicitaciones a la reciente revolucionaria de CEM, Leslie LeGrande, CEM de la Sociedad de Profesionales de Asuntos Regulatorios! Lea por qué Leslie se convirtió en una asesora confiable para sus expositores y clientes patrocinadores después de obtener su designación CEM.

Ciudad natal: Bowie, Maryland

Universidad de Educación: Norfolk State University (BS in Marketing); Bowie State University (MA in Organizational Management)

¿Cómo ha ayudado la designación CEM en su carrera? 

I just received my CEM, but I feel it will help me to understand the conference and trade show industry much better. More recently, I was promoted to the Senior Sales Manager status one class shy of obtaining my CEM. By doing so, it afforded me a “seat at the table” to lend my voice and expertise to conference planning strategies as it relates to exhibits and sponsorship for my association. I became more of a trusted advisor.

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¿Por qué es importante mantener la designación CEM?

This allows you to stay up-to-date with the industry trends, as well as network with other CEM professionals in the industry that can provide more insights, share expertise and applicable advice. The learning should always be a constant.

¿Qué te hizo querer obtener tu designación CEM?

It was important for me to operate at an optimal level in my current role. The CEM path and designation afforded me that opportunity. Every course I took and information I learned was applied in real time as I planned and managed my association’s exhibits and created sponsorship opportunities for our annual conferences.

It was important for me to be a leader and expert in my field and job role. I wanted more responsibility and accountability; hence me seeking the CEM designation.

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¿Qué consejo le darías a un aspirante que quiera postularse al programa CEM?

The CEM program has been phenomenal with helping me to better understand the industry as a whole. I would advise an aspiring individual to continuously invest in yourself and expand your learning of the industry; whether it is taking a class, attending IAEE networking events or consulting with others that have their CEM designation. It will positively change your professional life. I wish I had done it sooner.

¿Cómo comenzaste tu carrera en esta industria?

I had been in media sales for 20 years. However, about 10 years ago I entered the association management space and serviced a client that needed a sales representative to coordinate their exhibits and sponsorship sales. From that moment, I realized this is what I was called to do. I have been working steadily in the exhibition industry every since and have loved every minute of it.

¿Cómo ha marcado la diferencia con su exposición o al trabajar con un cliente al aplicar el conocimiento que adquirió al obtener su designación CEM?

I have become more of a trusted advisor to our exhibitors and sponsorship clients in helping them to navigate our conferences; whether it has been from understanding exhibition rules, developing sponsorship opportunities that align with their business goals or assist our internal planning team with more input to help develop and grow our conference. All of the tools and knowledge I have obtained are current and have been applicable every step of the way.

¿Qué fue lo que hiciste o implementaste inmediatamente después de obtener tu CEM?

I immediately implemented the CEM designation to my LinkedIn account and office business signature salutation after receiving my designation letter.

¿Qué es lo que más te gustó del Programa de Aprendizaje CEM?

I enjoyed the classroom instruction as well as virtual learning because it connected me with a wealth of talented professionals that I learned from by exchanging expertise and experiences. All of the program course instructors are awesome and a good compliment to the CEM program.

Dato curioso sobre ti: ¿Qué es lo que la mayoría de la gente no sabe sobre ti?

I love to sew and I watch classic movies from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Humphrey Bogart, Lana Turner, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are some of my all time favorite actors.

 

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