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Who We Are

Work with thought leaders with the knowledge and experience to get things done.

Mission, Vision
& Values

We believe that face to face interactions provide better connections, relationship building, outcomes and conversations. It’s our job to get the root of WHY you are hosting the meeting and curate the best environment to deliver those goals.

We strive to be a business people trust to get things done. A business that adds value to every project in order to exceed expectations.

Our vision includes creating authentic and unique experiences for clients, that stand out against other business.

We value connections and the power of building true relationships with clients/ community/ team members in order to create a welcoming environment during events.

History

SD Meetings & Events was founded by Erin Scholes in 2013. She combined her passion for meetings and events with the desire to help others and was able to create a sustaining meetings and events management company.

Erin’s background includes over 15 years in hotel and event management including eight years as the Director of Catering & Convention Services at a luxury property in downtown San Diego. Her experience with hotel operations and on a hotel executive committee gave her the leadership and business skills to create SD Meetings & Events.

Over the years, Erin and the SD Meetings team have been recognized by numerous awards and recognition. An MPI member since 2000, she received the prestigious MPI Chair’s Award at the 2018 World Education Congress.

Team

Our team is invested in your success as much as you are! When working with SDME, you will receive a dedicated member of the team to work with you from start to finish. Your dedicated team member will assist you from contract negotiation, registration and exhibit management to mobile apps. We have strong relationships and a network of preferred partners who can offer catering, audio visual, décor, transportation, graphic design and marketing.

Erin Scholes, CMP, CSEP, CMM

Owner, President

Corrine Yarbough

Meeting Planner

Michele Lambert

Exhibit Manager

Melanie Jaramillo

Registration Manager

Staci Liscombe

Meeting Planner

Allison Anderson

Meeting Coordinator

Caitlin Gobel

Meeting Assistant

Lauren Cuneo

Event Staff