In 2012, I decided to give yoga a try. As a competitive swimmer growing up, I was never terribly flexible and often got injured. Yoga was challenging at first (and it quite honestly still is!), but there really is something incredible about taking 1 hour a day entirely for yourself
Director of National Accounts
The stress reliever.
Jessica’s flourishing career launched when she moved to Chicago in 2011 from Southern California. She joined NHS Global Events after leaving prior positions in hospitality at a DMC as well as a world-wide transportation company. She considers herself lucky to have been able to surround herself with unbelievably hard-working and smart colleagues and mentors since entering into the meetings and events industry, a network she has been able to strengthen through serving on the board for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and attending numerous industry and education conferences over the years.
Jessica is an excellent listener, an attribute that has taken her very far both personally and professionally. By genuinely listening to clients’ concerns, needs, goals and aspirations, she proves herself to be a trustworthy resource, doing all she can to alleviate their planning-related stress.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys writing her blog which acts as a resource for meeting planners in regards to meeting-worthy destinations and the traveling lifestyle. She also loves to cook, practice yoga, and be outdoors in her new home of Dana Point, California.
What's your favorite past-time?
Do you have a pet?
Mischief (aka Missy) – a sweet 9-year-old black cat that is so small everyone mistakes her as a kitten, and Maya – our recently adopted husky.
Impossible! I was fortunate enough to call Chicago home from 2011 to 2017, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the countless experiences it provided me. Having gotten married in Napa, CA, and attended college in Boulder, CO mean that those two are at the top of the list as well.
Why you love working in the events industry.
I find so much joy in helping clients find the perfect fit for their meetings and events. Being a resource from start to finish, and watching attendees enjoy something new and unique is an experience that I feel is unmatched.