Jennifer Blanes, CMP
36, Global Account Executive
, Cape Coral, Fla.
How she got here:
While majoring in marketing in college, Blanes discovered a love for the hospitality industry. For 10 years, she held management roles in hotel operations. Prior to her conversion to the planning side, she was a reservations and revenue manager for a large convention hotel in Orlando, where she worked closely with sales and meeting planners for almost four years, which led to her move to ConferenceDirect.
She helps source and contract meetings domestically and internationally for a well-known jewelry company famous for its little blue box. Superstar stats: Over the last three years, Blanes has saved one client nearly $200,000.