Conference-Event Manager | Certified Meeting Professional
Expertise: Event Logistics, Speaker Management, Exhibit Marketing & Recruitment, Budget Management, Client Relations, Customer Service, Event Design
Certifications: Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Gianna joined the CME Conference Planning Team as the Conference Coordinator in 2016 and is now the Lead Conference Manager. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism and Event Management, with a minor in Mass Communications from the University of Florida.
Gianna is the lead manager for the department and has experience managing all aspects of the event process from marketing to speaker logistics and vendor management. Her client-focused approach, and her experience working for other large professional organizations (including City of Gainesville and Amalie Arena) has made her an invaluable resource for her clients. She is passionate about events and strives to ensure that each event she works on exceeds the client’s expectations.
Expertise: Event Logistics, Client Relations, Customer Service, Event Design
Alexandria joined the UF CME Conference Planning Team in 2023 and has been working in event management since 2019. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and a minor in Innovation.
Alexandria brings an array of skills in event management including vendor and client relations, logistics, as well as digital marketing and design. Her past experiences have involved the planning and execution of 200+ events, ranging from breakfast for 50 SEC athletes, delivered on the Gainesville Airport tarmac, to full scale fundraising events for 600-700 seated guests in the O’Connell Center. Her attention to detail and the connection she makes with her clients creates a foundation of trust that leaves a lasting impression.