Debbie Cooke

Consultant, Meeting Manager

The meeting connoisseur.

Debbie is a 30 year veteran in the meeting industry. Her university degree, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, is the basis for her keen ability to streamline processes and procedures and to manage all logistical aspects of a program: the more moving parts, the more opportunities for improvement.

Debbie achieved her CMP designation during her time with the Marriott Corporation where she gathered 18 years of hotel experience in areas such as catering, convention services, and destination management. As a meeting management consultant, she has advanced expertise in all areas with specific emphasis on convention, housing, and registration. She loves meeting people from all walks of life with different causes and different passions and gets a great sense of accomplishment from completing successful meetings that surpass client expectations.

Family is very important in her personal life and in her free time Debbie enjoys staying active in the outdoors and being on the water.

What’s your favorite past-time?

Mountain Biking and being on the water, either sailing or motor boating.

Do you have a pet? Name and what they are.

Chocolate Lab named Lilly

What is soon to be your favorite city?

Nashville – I have never been, but my daughter just moved there and I have heard so many fantastic things about it that I can only imagine that it is going to become my new favorite city.

Which TV show would you NOT want to star in?

Game of Thrones because all the good people get killed off.