Elisa Perodin, CMP, CEM
Phone: +1 703-506-3260
Elisa Perodin joined MCI USA (formerly Coulter) in 2007. As vice president, Perodin specializes in event-management services for all MCI USA’s AM&C clients, as well as oversees the coordination of logistics for conferences, trade shows, workshops, award ceremonies and other education programs. She also spearheads the AM&C Events business unit, which conceptualizes, designs and produces live events for public and private organizations.
Before joining MCI USA, Perodin served as director of convention operations for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), where among other responsibilities she managed and implemented pre-show, onsite and post-show operational and logistical activities for the annual NAB Show, which draws more than 100,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors. She also served Nielsen Business Media and the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.
Perodin is a member of the International Association for Exhibitions and Events. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in communications from Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
She and her husband, Dave, and two children reside in Leesburg, Virginia.
Elisa’s areas of expertise:
- Event conceptualization
- Event planning and logistics
- Exhibitor and vendor relations
- Contract negotiations
- Budget management
Now, here's the backstory on Elisa…
Hometown: Bellaire, Michigan
First car: 1990 Dodge Shadow
Superhero power I wish I had: To fly like Superman – it would be awesome to be able to get to/from anywhere in the D.C. area and have to sit in traffic!
Three publications I’d recommend for anyone who does what I do: Convene; Smart Meetings; Connect
What I do on my “free” time: Workout or go shopping. I like to think shopping qualifies as a workout.
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go…: Anywhere warm and sunny with beautiful water and beautiful beaches.
Advice I would give my “younger self”: Don’t worry so much about what other people might think.
How my life has changed since I joined MCI USA: I have gained such wonderful new friends in my colleagues here, so grateful for the people I work with everyday.
At the end of the day…: Life is a gift, make the most of every day!