40 Under 40: Megan Carlson, Hyatt

By Connect Staff, February 28, 2017

Megan Carlson, 32, works in Denver as national event planning manager at Hyatt. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Carlson discusses her passion for the events industry

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What I do: I am a traveling event planning manager for Hyatt, dedicated to key sales organizations loyal to the Hyatt brand. In my position, I travel from hotel to hotel with these key groups to ensure consistency of quality and service during their programs, as well as increased ease of doing business with Hyatt. I am knowledgeable of each hotel’s culture and become an extension of their team to provide a seamless personalized planning and on-site experience.

How I got here: I have been with Hyatt for more than nine years, working in the events department. I grew into my current role, starting out as an event concierge and administrative assistant, growing into more leadership roles as an event sales manager and event planning manager. I was tapped for feedback on the unique idea of a national event planning manager and had a large role in creating this position.

My greatest career accomplishment: I have been most proud watching the national event planning manager program grow with the addition of a second national event planning manager in 2016, in addition to overwhelming positive guest feedback. Our client feedback, loyalty and repeat business is a measurement of our team’s success.

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