3:45pm - 4:45pm

Breakout Session 3A: Creating Wellbeing in Events

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Melissa Milione

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts

Melissa Milione, CMP, CPCE, is Corporate Director of Events for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. She supports all of the colleagues who sell and coordinate catering and conference services for all of Hyatt’s full service hotels in the Americas. In addition, she is responsible for developing and executing all training, delivering innovative technology to support events and developing talent for the hotels. She leads Hyatt’s Strategic Event Partner team. A graduate of Virginia Tech’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program, Melissa has 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in all areas of F&B management, hotel sales and convention services. As a Director of Catering her teams have twice been named Catering/CS team of the Year for Hyatt Hotels and she was named Director of Catering/CS of the Year for large hotels in 2008.

Melissa is an active member of NACE and MPI. She is a trainer for MPI North Florida’s CMP Study Group. She is a Past President of MPI North Florida. Melissa has been recognized by MPI North Florida as Supplier of the Year twice (2012 and 2018) and received the distinguished Presidents Award (2011). Active in her community, Melissa volunteers in local schools and is Chairperson of the Professional Advisory Board for the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Virginia Tech.

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