I’ve been referred to as a “jetsetter,” but I just refer to myself as a hard worker and someone who will go anywhere for my clients. As Vice President of National Sales at GES, I spend a lot of time on the road, but it’s rarely been like the past few weeks where I’ve hobnobbed with royalty and walked with the stars.
Recently, the GES team helped welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by producing a job fair for veterans coordinated by our client Mission Serve. The event was held at Sony Studios with more than 175 companies looking to hire. As an active member of the military, Prince William supports the cause and came to speak to the gathering of veterans seeking jobs. More than 100 members of the international media were present. GES and partner PRG provided all the labor, rigging, lighting and sound for this special royal event.
My exciting (and sleepless) weekend didn’t end there. I got on a plane to Phoenix to assist my busy team with another GES client, Major League Baseball. We produced their annual All Star FanFest and the nationally televised Red Carpet Parade. GES helped to create what MLB describes as “Baseball Heaven on Earth,” which drew almost 100,000 attendees. We worked overnight, and laid nearly 40,000 square feet of red carpet for the Chevrolet Red Carpet Parade. We strive to treat all of our clients like Royalty or All Stars, but in this case they actually are!
Now, back to why I’m referred to as the “jetsetter.” I joined the GES Global Team in November of 2003 and have had the honor of working on everything from the European Seafood Show in Brussels (the largest seafood show in Europe) to one of our newest clients, the European Attractions Show (a large amusement park show happening this September in London). After all is said and done, (sleepless nights and hours on planes), I’ve worked on events I’ve only dreamed of (including two National Hockey League Winter Classics and two Democratic National Conventions). Although, GES has afforded me many travels, my favorite place to go home. I don’t get the nickname “King of The Red Eye” for nothing, I’ll do anything to spend an extra hour with my family. What’s your favorite part of your job? Share your memories on our Facebook wall!