What do you really do at work?
As the Partnership, Engagement and Membership Specialist with the PNS I have a variety of responsibilities. This includes working with different industry partners regarding sponsorships with the PNS with anything from answering questions about the Prospectus, introducing new sponsorship opportunities, etc., assisting members with anything they need, and registration for our annual meeting. I also serve as the PNS liaison for 3 committees, assisting those committee members with anything that they need. With the other members of my fantastic team, we work closely together to ensure things run smoothly and all the needs of the society are met. Every day is just a little different. You could say I wear a few different hats!
Describe your Perfect Day.
My perfect day starts with giant cup of coffee, meeting friends for breakfast, followed by a road trip to explore anything historical, a farmers’ market, or bakeries. Then ending the day with either a cookout with friends and a bon fire or just a quiet evening with a book and more coffee.
What’s your Superpower?
I don’t know that I would say it’s a superpower, but being able to interact with a wide variety of people. I just try to treat everyone with kindness and respect and show a genuine interest in who they are as a person.
What’s your life motto?
Don’t take anything for granted.
What inspires you?
Learning is probably what inspires me the most. It doesn’t matter how big or small. I try to learn something new every day, it makes me a much more well-rounded and empathetic person.
Theresa has almost a decade of association experience working with the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Hotel and Lodging Association, and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association. During her tenure there she worked as the Manager of Meetings and Events where she helped to plan events including Educational Conferences, Legislative Receptions, Charity Galas and a 6000+ Attendee Trade Show.
She also served as the Manager for the Oklahoma Chapter of Women in Lodging. Theresa had the opportunity to follow a dream to move to New England and now resides in the beautiful State of Maine. In her spare time Theresa enjoys cooking, baking and exploring the nature and history of her new home.