Melanie is a seasoned event planner with over 11 years experience. She joined Best of Boston in January 2006. Her diverse background includes positions at several prestigious catering companies and a role managing concerts and events with Sony Music. Melanie also organized non-profit fundraising events at The Marino Center for Progressive Health and planned internal meetings/events and cable promotions with Comcast Spotlight. Melanie's experience, eye for detail, and relationship-building skills have positioned her as a destination-management expert.
Rosalie brings a wealth of knowledge about the events industry to her position at Best of Boston. As an events transportation manager for seven years, her collaborative and consultative approach immediately put clients at ease. She offers a fresh perspective on event management while understanding that a strong foundation is essential to a successful outcome. Rosalie's national and international experience and broad range of skills make her uniquely qualified to help advance Best of Boston's increasing worldwide exposure.
Laurie augments the Best of Boston team with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Her career began at Suffolk University planning local and national events for undergraduate, graduate and law school Alumni Relations. Her career path led her to AAA Travel where she was highly accomplished and recognized for top sales. Laurie took her passion for travel and event planning to APB Speakers, planning and executing events for high-profile celebrity speakers and clients worldwide. Laurie attributes her track record of successful events to her attention to detail and "whole client" approach. Laurie holds a bachelor's degree in communications & public relations from Suffolk University.
Vanessa comes to the destination-management industry after spending 8 years as an Event and Catering Manager with Four Points Sheraton in Boston. Her work there equipped her with a highly developed ability to deliver the best on-site experience for her clients. Vanessa is well-versed in exceeding the expectations of high profile clients, a skill she attributes to her focused attention on getting the details right. At Best of Boston, Vanessa is happy to be the liaison between her clients and the best hospitality vendors that Massachusetts has to offer, meaning every client gets to experience the event they dreamed of. Vanessa holds a Bachelors degree in Communications from Salem State College.
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