by Linda Leier Thomason
For more than 20 years, Susan McLane has been the board administration and meetings director at Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG) and its five subsidiary corporations headquartered in Chicago, IL. In this role, she plans and produces three ATG board meetings and 70 to 80 ATG committee meetings, including subsidiary companies’ board and committee meetings. In 2011, she is planning meetings in Chicago, as well as in Lake Geneva, WI and San Francisco, CA. Here, as a long-time meeting planner with ATG, McLane shares a few highlights of her tenure, insights about the industry, advice to new planners, and her hopes for the future of the industry.
• Pamela Patsavas reflects back on her years in the meetings and events industry.
Every successful individual in the industry starts out with humble beginnings. Pamela Patsavas is a Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) and serves as the Sales Manager for a company called FREEMAN. FREEMAN is a provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing and brand-building events, which includes expositions, conventions, corporate events, meetings and exhibit programs. In this Q&A with Patsavas, she takes a look back at her experiences in the meetings and events industry.
Midwest Meetings: How did you get involved in the meetings and events industry?