In the mid-nineties I joined Badger Exposition & Displays and started on my path in the special events industry. Badger Expo eventually became GES Exposition Services and working with that national general service contractor provided lots of learning experiences and gave me the skills necessary to advance. In 2000 I joined the Wisconsin Center District - owners and operators of the Wisconsin Center (formerly Midwest Airlines Center), Milwaukee Theatre and the UW-M Panther Arena - and worked there as Senior Event Services Manager until 2005. At that time I joined the Wisconsin Exposition Center as Vice President of Operations. In 2010 that organization was acquired by the Wisconsin State Fair Park landlord and I became their Senior Event Services Manager since. I've been a member of IAAM since 2000 and have several articles published in FACILITY MANAGER magazine, most recently in the June 2010 issue.