Career Planning:
Charting a Successful Path During Economic Instability

The meeting and event industry has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting financial crisis. Some colleagues have been furloughed or laid off, and even those who have remained employed are taking stock of their career path. What now? Do we maintain the path we’ve been on; do we remain in the industry and take on a different role, or will we abandon this industry altogether?

In our September program, we’ll be joined by two well-known executive recruiters who will help us make sense of it all. Topics will include the best way to polish your résumé, tips on networking, the importance of social media, whether to become independent and/or start your own business, and how to take advantage of this turbulent time.

Join us, bring your questions, and participate in a thought-provoking discussion.


Kellie Henderson

Senior Vice President, SearchWide Global

Kellie is an executive recruiter in all sectors of the hospitality, travel and tourism industry. She is an expert at recognizing clients' needs and identifying best-in-class talent. As the leader of SearchWide Global’s industrywide diversity initiative, she is very involved in several industry organizations and proudly serves on the Destinations International Foundation Board of Trustees.

Richard Green
Vice President, Vetted Solutions

Richard is Vice President, Hospitality Practice at Vetted Solutions, a specialist executive search firm. He provides executive search and leadership development services to the association, hospitality and destination marketing industry. He enjoyed a distinguished, multi-decade career as a senior executive with the Marriott Corporation, where he earned widespread recognition and awards in working with numerous associations and other organizations as well as the advancement of the leadership search and development profession. Richard is a former board member of the Destination Marketing Association International Foundation (now Destinations International).

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