Tess Vismale serves as the Conference Center Manager at Atlanta Technical College and Senior Event Lead at the prestigious Atlanta Botanical Garden. She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Digital Event Strategist (DES). Tess is active with Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (GaMPI), Association of Conference Collegiate Event Directors International, PCMA, and GMICAtlanta.
Her entrepreneurial acumen and techno savvy talents were commissioned for the coveted TEDxPeachtree conference and she was heralded as a ‘Who’s Who in Black Atlanta’ honoree. Vismale was featured in the “How To…” edition of Connect Meeting Intelligence Magazine’s article, entitled “How I Work: Tess Vismale on Executing Events.”
Vismale was named named “Meetings Trendsetter 2014” by Meetings Focus Magazine, awarded the Shining Star Award from GaMPI and Phenomenal Speaker Award from American Business Women’s Association. She was also co-presenter at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and PCMA’s Convening Leaders Conferences, both on the subject of Tech Tools for professionals. Vismale is contributing editor for The Eco Review Magazine and Event Tech Consultant of The Meeting Pool.
A native Chicagoan by way of Atlanta, she holds a certificate in Conference Meeting Management from the University of Georgia and a BA degree from Spelman College. In her spare time, Vismale enjoys social media, creative visionary thinking, playing tennis and watching mixed martial arts (MMA). @tessvis
Stephanie Hudson / Providence Events
Stephanie Hudson has over 20 years experience in the event management industry and has used her passion to plan various types of conferences, meetings, special events for corporations, associations and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Hudson’s experience has included working at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in both the public relations and catering sales departments. During her tenure at the Omni, she was able to be a part of the 1996 Olympics hotel’s planning team. She’s also worked at a hallmark company specializing in corporate events furthering her vast knowledge and experience before starting her own business.
Ms. Hudson has been an independent meeting planner for over 10 years and this role has allowed her to plan meetings and events in major cities throughout the United States as well as internationally. She focuses on handling all the details from conception to completion for clients.
She has a degree in Journalism, Bachelors of Arts from Southern University. She is an active member of the Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and was nominated as “Volunteer of the Year” in 2011.