2021 Connect Corporate 40 Under 40: Cheyenne Nelson

Cheyenne Nelson, 37, is the Proposal Development Director for McVeigh Global Meetings & Events. She's based in New York.

2021 Connect Corporate 40 Under 40: Cheyenne Nelson

Cheyenne Nelson, 37
Proposal Development Director, McVeigh Global Meetings & Events, New York

What I do: 
I like to think of myself as a solutions specialist. My team takes each aspect of an event and finds the perfect solution to meet any and all needs. We work closely with our meetings, shared services and creative departments to create human-connected experiences. 

How I got here:
I came into the event world through the performing arts where I performed and worked in development. I transitioned into office and event management for a software startup and eventually found my home here at MGME. I transitioned from Cvent specialist to program and project management, and then into proposal development as we quickly grew our virtual services last spring. 

Impressive stats:
While MGME has offered virtual meeting services for over 13 years, I am proud to have worked as part of our virtual event task force to grow this business exponentially. This allowed our events-centric agency to stay healthy through the pandemic and positioned us for maximum success in the forthcoming hybrid world. 

My greatest career accomplishment:
I am most proud of my chameleon properties. No matter the situation, I find a way to succeed and make my clients look fabulous in the process. I love challenges and learning. These are the things that keep me excited to come to work every day.

What I'm working on right now:
Like all event professionals, we are excited to see the return of the in-person event. Of course, our late summer/fall is jam-packed with the return of business travelers, and we are excited for every one of these opportunities. I’m most energized about bringing the high broadcast value we have created in virtual events into the new hybrid landscape, and capturing these moments for our clients and their in-person and virtual attendees.