40 Under 40: Lindsay Buchanan, Travelink, American Express Travel

By Connect Staff, February 23, 2017

Lindsay Buchanan, CMP, 33, works in Nashville as manager of meetings, association management and groups, at Travelink, American Express Travel. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Buchanan discusses her passion for the events industry.

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What I do: At Travelink, American Express Travel, I am the manager of three divisions, each providing customized services and knowledge for a variety of academic, corporate and nonprofit organizations. I help ensure a smooth workflow for each division.

How I got here: I took a job thinking it would be temporary until I could find a job in the audiovisual production industry. That job became four years and gave me the opportunity to reinvent myself by learning the Cvent online registration system. One day I found a position that listed Cvent as a requirement and I applied. I was offered the position exactly one week following dropping off my resume!

My greatest career accomplishment: During my tenure at Travelink, I earned my CMP and was one of the first to receive the Cvent Certified Event Management Professional designation. I was also honored to be nominated by my peers for the 2016 MPI Tennessee Chapter Planner of the Year.

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