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Lorraine Mazza

177 East 77^th Street New York, NY 10021 (h) 212-879-4897 (c)
917--374-9207 lma26b94@westpost.net
Executive Events & Development Coordinator
International...National...Regional....Local Events
Visionary leader and manager with 20+ years of meeting planning
experience developing a rich mix of events ranging from 50+ thousand
conventions to international workshops for 10 individuals. Known for
managing and coaching event teams while guaranteeing policies are
enforced, business plans are developed and budgets are maintained.
Demonstrated ability cultivating relationships with sponsors,
suppliers and internal team members. Adept in P&L management,
staffing, forecasting, budgets and charge backs. Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills. Areas of expertise include:
Organizational Development Team Building & Motivation Staff Training &
Development

Multi-Million Dollar Budgets Profit & Loss Accountability Supplier


Negotiations
Fostering Business Partnerships First-Class Customer Service Venue
Management
Performance Overview
Catalyst for innovative development and execution of initial industry
conferences on Entertainment, Small Center Mixed Use, Open Art
Centers, Women in Real Estate, E-Commerce, Capital and Finance.
Successfully planned and launched the first ICSC logo merchandise
retail store, online site and catalog sales venue.
Create, organize and produce the first industry conference on tourism,
travel and leisure generating 4 profitable conferences. Redesigned the
conferences to meet new trends and demands in 2004 and 2009.
Achievements in Depth:
* Supervise a staff of 8+ associates overseeing and annual operating
budget of $35+ million.
* Oversee all components of meeting and event management such as
exhibits, marketing, public relations, administration, budget and
finance.
* Spearhead the planning and implementation of 250+ meetings
annually comprised of international, national, regional and local
events.
* Collaborate with 77+ thousand members, the 200 Board of Trustee
directors and 25+ national and regional committees.
* Launch annual convention planning all facets of event which
attracts 55+ thousand attendees and exhibitors successfully
maintaining an operating budget of $15 million.
* Orchestrate and implement the European Conferences held in Monte
Carlo, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Rome, Barcelona and Budapest
and World Summits selecting site locations in Istanbul and South
Africa while negotiating contracts, developing logistics,
marketing and providing on-site management.
Professional Experience
International Council of Shopping Centers, New York, NY 1988 to
Present
Staff Vice President, Programs & Services (1995 to Present)
Director of Meetings & Conventions (1990 to 1995)
Manager of Meetings & Conventions (1989 to 1990)
Senior Meeting Planner (1988 to 1989)
Lorraine Mazza
Education
BA, Business Administration, University of Massachusetts, Boston,
MA--1979

Early Career (1979 to 1999)


Began early career planning and directing 50+ conferences annually
with 500+ attendees. Organized and coordinated hotel contract
negotiation, travel arrangements, speaker contact, banquet planning,
direct mail marketing, advertising and press releases. Joined forces
with the National League for Nursing directing 75+ national and
international workshops, conferences, annual meetings and conventions
yearly. Organized 6 annual meetings for 500+ participants and
exhibitors.
Affiliations & Memberships
Member, Meeting Planners International (MPI)
Member, American Society of Account Executives (ASAE)
Member, New York Society of Account Executives (NYSAE)
Member, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
Member, Board of Directors, L.A. Link