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Rachael Callahan, CMP, DES

Manager, Meeting Operations

Spreading good vibes.

With over a decade of event experience and both the CMP and DES credentials, Rachael is the ultimate professional with unparalleled skills in meetings and management. Rachael joined NHS Global Events to lead the Meeting Operations team after holding progressively more complex convention and meeting planning roles at two different medical associations and a third-party meeting planning company.

Rachael has a passion for people and is a natural mentor and leader. With her calm demeanor, Rachael is adept at problem solving and finding the best possible solution in any scenario. She prioritizes effective communication and her expertise in managing complex event operations is unmatched, making her an invaluable asset for our clients and colleagues alike.

Rachael is also passionate about family and grew up in a big household, with relationships being incredibly important to her. Her husband and their son are the loves and light of her life. When she isn’t spending time with them or other friends and family, she likes to travel, read, cook and bake.

What’s your favorite past-time?

I grew up in a big family and enjoy getting together over major holidays. I’ve kept some of the traditions alive through my adult life as well. For example, I still purchase an ornament to add to the Christmas tree every year.

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

Samwise “Sammy” – rescue pup that we think is a lab and pointer mix
Calvin – pure white American Shorthair cat

Favorite city?

New Orleans is my favorite city in the United States! I love the unique culture of the city colored by it’s history, traditions, food, and architecture.
Internationally, my favorite city is Madrid which I again attribute to a culture unlike anywhere else in the world. I was also lucky enough to have a friend living in the city when I went that served as a local guide.

Why you love working in the events industry.

It’s rewarding when the end result of my work becomes a memorable experience for others.