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Starcite Strategic Meeting Management

June 08, 2011
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport
7032 Elm Road
Baltimore, MD 21240
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/property/overview/index.html?propertyid=856
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Starcite, Inc.
Strategic Meeting Management
by
Linda J. McNairy

Vice President Strategic Partner Management
 
Linda J. McNairy has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, leadership, marketing, account management, sales, strategic project management, and financial management focused in travel and meetings.
 
As Vice President Strategic Partner Management for StarCite, Linda manages the channel distribution of StarCite technology through top global card (American Express) travel management, meetings management and auxiliary distribution channel partners. Linda led the global deployment of the first to industry payment card integration and was responsible for product, marketing, sales and implementation.
 
Prior to her current role at StarCite, Linda was Vice President, Global Account Management and lead a team of 25 professionals responsible for the implementation, retention and expansion of global customer base in a post-merger environment. She started at StarCite as Regional Vice President responsible for sales, client retention and new business development within a five state region.
 
Previous roles outside of StarCite include positions at SGI, Inc, where Linda served as Account Executive and then Director of Client Services. Responsibilities included customer retention and satisfaction as well as account management. Before joining SGI, Linda held a series of roles at Navigant Meeting Services, beginning as an account manager and working her way up to Regional Vice President. Linda’s career began at Herff Jones, Inc as Marketing Manager, Commercial Sales Division.
 
Linda holds a B.S. from the Indiana University Indianapolis where she majored in Marketing with emphasis on product management & market research.
 
Besides her professional experience, Linda is also highly involved in industry organizations, including positions as former president of MPI- Indiana Chapter, former Chair of the GBTA Groups and Meetings Committee, and current member of the Strategic Meetings Management Certification Task Force. Linda also spearheaded the development of the SMM Maturity Model along with the GBTA Foundation.



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