With more than 17 years of experience in the hospitality, meetings, and events business, Carole Garner brings a rich background in corporate and nonprofit event planning, marketing, and management to MeetGreen. During her tenure, she has been responsible for meeting management and training, and she oversees the Conference Management Department. Prior to joining MeetGreen, Garner was President of Specialized Meetings & Events, Inc., a full-service professional event-planning company with offices in Bend and Portland, Oregon. Garner is also Founding Editor of the Meeting Vision, an online publication to educate junior planners and administrative staff on best practices in the meetings industry. Her articles and planning advice have appeared in national publications such as the Meeting Professional, MeetingsWest, Meeting Ideas, and Oregon Business magazine.