The newest ENAMs joining the ESN are Ken Arnold, Dean Schultheiss, CMP, Beth Shalit and Alejandro Vazquez.
Arnold comes to Experient with an extensive background in communications, business operations, event development and execution, brand building, social media and media relations. He served as chief corporate strategist for the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks business operations and hockey team for 20 years, providing strategic public-relations and communications leadership, planning and guidance in a dynamic consumer facing environment. As Group Manager at Weber Shandwick PR, he handled grassroots events and public relations campaigns for clients, and has extensive experience in strategic planning with a successful track record in event management and development. Arnold resides in San Jose, Calif.
Schultheiss brings 18 years of conference and logistics management and 13 years of project management experience with him, encompassing work in the governmental, public policy non-profit and private sector environments. Most recently he was a Project Manager for Seamon Corporation where he managed the planning and execution of events for clients within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to Seamon, Schultheiss worked as a Project Manager for ICF International where he managed over 30 opportunities annually under ICF’s contracts with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs. For 10 years, he was responsible for the logistical management of a 3,000+ annual meeting for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. His conference and logistics experience grew out of his background in politics. As a political appointee, he served under two Presidential Administrations in three executive secretariats to White House policy coordinating bodies—the Policy Coordinating Group, the Domestic Policy Council and the Economic Policy Council. Schultheiss resides in Alexandria, Va.
Shalit brings over 19 years’ experience with her to Experient. She is the owner/operator at Beth Shalit and Associates, a full-service meeting management consultant company providing creative solutions for corporate meeting needs. Prior to forming her own company, she worked for Jornee Unlimited Inc. Meeting and Incentives as Director of Sales and Operations, where she managed an operations team and provided complete event planning from budget formation, site selection, contract negotiations, group travel arrangements, venue management, program evaluations, on-site operations and logistics. She started her hospitality career in the hotel business at The Hyatt Regency, Phoenix as a National Sales Manager, and has worked with the Loews Paradise Valley Resort as a National Sales Manager and the Hilton Pavilion as Director of Sales. Shalit resides in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Vazquez comes to Experient from Portfolio Hotels & Resorts Los Angeles where he was Director of Sales and Marketing/Area Director of Sales Support. With over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Vazquez has been Director of Sales and Marketing for the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Airport, the Westin Los Angeles Airport and the Courtyard San Diego Downtown. He was the recipient of the Hilton “Circle of Excellent Award,” was nominated for Best Director of Sales for Starwood Hotels and Resorts – Westin Hotel and Best Director of Sales for Southern California Region for Radisson. Vazquez resides in San Diego.
ABOUT EXPERIENT: Experient, a Maritz Travel Company (http://www.maritztravel.com), leads the industry as one of the best known and most respected brands in the event management world. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, tradeshow and government clients. Experient employs professionals dedicated to fulfilling its vision of perfecting the event experience to deliver leading-edge thinking, experience and technology solutions for meetings, conventions and expositions around the world. Visit www.experient-