On This Episode of Meeting Pros:
Gloria Wilson Moore with 24 Karat Gold LLC
Gloria Wilson Moore, the Managing Partner of the Atlanta-based firm 24 Karat Gold, LLC, has been involved in meeting and event planning and marketing since the late 90’s after leaving BellSouth as the regional marketing director. In 1996, she founded a PR company, Confetti Communications, that focused on promoting venture-funded dotcoms. In 2008, she transitioned from PR to broader services, like professional positioning, that helped C-level corporate executives meet their career objectives. The professional positioning service, christened The Right Place @ The Right Time©, combines strategic networking, special events and social media management. The service is now being offered to professionals and entrepreneurs who want to maximize their face-to-face networking efforts and improve the effectiveness of their social media engagement.
Gloria is a self-confessed Internet and social media fanatic who loves exploring new applications and resources and sharing them with her clients. See her LinkedIn profile at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/biziwoman
With over ten years of experience in sales, management, and hospitality, Anna Williams is the newest member of the growing GEP Atlanta team. Anna most recently exceeded client expectations at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta where she handled large group meetings focusing on the corporate market with emphasis in Financial, Insurance, and Pharmaceutical meetings. Spending the last 6 years in Atlanta hospitality, Anna has been dedicated to promoting and selling the city she calls home. She has held professional membership in local Georgia chapters of Meeting Professionals International, National Business Travel Association and Financial & Insurance Conference Planners. Her professionalism paired with her expertise and knowledge of the city, create the “complete package” to efficiently and hospitably service clients. – See more at: http://www.gepdmc.com/atlanta/aboutus/team/
Autumn Woods Johnson joined GEP with over 10 years experience in Sales, Management, and Hospitality in both Houston and Atlanta. After developing the banquet and events program for a restaurant group in Houston, she came to Atlanta in 2005 to complete a Masters degree at Emory University and has immersed herself in this vibrant city’s hospitality industry. Playing a key role in the restaurant side of the industry for seven years and in her role as Group Dining Sales Manager for one of the premier restaurant groups in Atlanta, Autumn is very connected and in tune with new trends and extremely well versed in the multitude of options available for events in Atlanta. She has managed the sales and coordination of over 500 events annually for domestic and international clients. She is creative, diligent, and has a knack for making all her clients feel extremely comfortable and taken care of. – See more at: http://www.gepdmc.com/atlanta/aboutus/team/
Rufin Tshinanga with Popplr
Rufin Tshinanga is an innovator, entrepreneur, musician, life coach, humanitarian, and a father of healthy 3 year old son. Rufin specializes in special events and concert production, brand development, user/customer acquisition, and marketing strategy development. Mr Tshinanga has worked with brands such as Outkast, Ludacris, The Roots, Comcast, AT&T, The Ludacris Foundation, and many more. Rufin believes in inspiring individuals to reach their fullest potential to help impact our world in a positive direction. One of his proudest accomplishments is creating Georgia Daze, a volunteer organization aimed at increasing minority recruitment at The University of Georgia. Georgia Daze has been instrumental in aiding the record number increase of minority enrollment at UGA since 2005. Rufin is passionate about developing and curating innovative business ideas, content, products and properties that are evolutionary, socially impactful, and relevant in today’s connected culture. He is the founder of Popplr, a crowd-source platform for users to discover and demand local pop up shop experiences in unexpected places. We help large and independent brands produce interactive and engaging experiences to the right audience, at the right place, at the right time.