Title: Director, Conference Management Services
Section: Conference Management Services
Address: 1615 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502
Office: 214 Global Campus Building
- Directs strategic planning, activities and initiatives of the Conference Management Services unit.
- Develops and maintains long-term relationships with university faculty, departments and partners with community hospitality representatives.
- Reviews and approves all contracts for the Conference Management Services unit.
- Develops new programs and conferences.
As director of Conference Management Services, Jeff is responsible for the oversight of the unit’s team members and their conferences. He has been with K-State since August 2013 and looks forward to encouraging each conference team member to become the “expert” in their chosen area of interest. Jeff believes strongly in getting the job done on time, within budget, while ensuring that all projects are completed with an eye toward quality and attention to detail.
Originally from Syracuse, NY, Jeff has extensive experience in the hospitality industry. After working for American Airlines and a large travel agency, he founded Executive Meetings & Incentives in New Jersey managing over 500 meetings, special events and incentive travel programs for their clients. Moving to South Florida in 2001, Jeff started Conference Partners where he worked closely with insurance clients assisting them with a strategic meeting management program that placed an emphasis on their return on investment. In addition to overseeing many events in the United States, he also had responsibility for managing events in Hungary, Monaco, Spain, Austria, Great Britain, Mexico and Argentina.