Gail's journey in the meetings industry started in 2008, after twenty years in various corporate roles, she felt it was time for a career change. With a Corporate background in Consumer Packaging Goods, it was a natural transition from planning finished goods to planning meetings. Although Gail produced meetings at Kraft Foods where she worked for 14 years, she began her professional career as a meeting planner in 2009, where she immediately found her passion.
Gail is committed to helping others to succeed. A dedicated professional who looks to bring success to every event, no matter the service or location. A versatile and diverse Certified Meeting Planner with a unique experience gained from managing and supporting a variety of corporate, association, and non-profit programs. Gail has substantial expertise in Site Selection, Contract Negotiation, Supplier Sourcing, F&B, Risk Management, Event Design, and On-site management.
Gail obtained her CMP in 2017 from the Events Industry Council and Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certification in 2019. Gail has a Bachelor of Science in Management (B.S.) from National Louis University, and her corporate background is in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance. Gail's mission is simple, meet the needs of stakeholders while employing honesty, integrity, and respect.
At your service,
Gail Orfanos, CMP, HMCC