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IAEE Member Spotlight on Danielle Foisy FASE, CASE

Read the IAEE Member Spotlight on Danielle Foisy FASE, CASE, Director, Business Development & Industry Relations of Transportation Management Services, and member of the IAEE DC Chapter!

Danielle Foisy, FASE, CASE, Director, Business Development & Industry Relations, of Transportation Management Services

Ville natale: Granby, Quebec
Université d'éducation : Granby College
Depuis combien de temps êtes-vous membre de l'IAEE ? 4 années
Chapitre IAEE : Chapitre DC

Comment avez-vous débuté votre carrière dans ce secteur ?

Unlike many others, I didn’t get into it by accident! I did a 3-year college degree in Tourism and started my career in the hotel industry. My first hotel job was as a front desk clerk at the newly opened Delta Montreal and then had my first sales job with the Four Seasons Hotel in Montreal. Along the way I moved to the West Coast, worked with the Whistler CVB which led me to the Canadian Tourism Commission (now Destination Canada) and the moved to the United States. I’ve been in the DC area since 2000.

Comment l’IAEE a-t-il façonné votre carrière ?

IAEE is fairly “new” to me relative to the number of years I have been in the industry (over 30 – yikes!!) As a transportation management company, we work primarily with larger shows and events and IAEE’s MATSO (Major American Trade Show Organizers) is a perfect fit for us, allowing us the opportunity to be front and center as a sponsor. I would not have built the network I have without participating in Industry organizations, attended sessions or joined a committee!

Quels conseils donneriez-vous à un nouveau membre ?

It’s basic but get to the most of your membership: participate and get involved in any way you can. Volunteering on a committee doesn’t mean it’s a second full-time job – talk to other volunteer members and find the best fit for you. My other piece of advice is Listen! You’ll be amaze how much you can learn.

Fait amusant à votre sujet – Quelle est la chose que la plupart des gens ne savent pas sur vous ?

I was born and raised in Quebec, Canada (near Montreal) and French is my first language. The accent gets a little stronger after a glass of wine (or two) and the question I get most often about this is: do you dream in French or English? The Answer: both, just depends who I’m talking to.

Qu’est-ce que vous aimez le plus dans votre chapitre ?

What I like the most is the camaraderie and networking. Interestingly before I moved here, I thought it would be intimidating and hard to get to know people. But the reality is, we’ve all been the “new” one in the room and we all strive to make everyone feel welcome. I like the there is a casualness to the monthly event (in person prior to virtual events) and that we all mingle together, whether we are competitors (suppliers) or not.

Selon vous, quel est l’avantage #1 pour les membres de l’IAEE ?

Education & Research

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