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Lynne’s Bio

Lynne Wellish, CMP, CHSE CHO is an award winning speaker, consultant, trainer and Hospitality Educator.  She has a zany style with lots of humor. A graduate of UNLV in Hospitality Management and an adjunct faculty member at Scottsdale Community College in the Hospitality College, Lynne has over 30 years in the industry in a variety of positions.  Lynne won the AZMPI’s chapter’s Mentor of the Year award and Ed Scannell Leadership award for lifetime achievement.  Lynne received the Arizona Society of Association Executive Membership award for designing and executing the AZMPI Volunteer-a-thon. Having successfully rewired her career, Lynne teaches the nuts and bolts of meeting and event planning to meeting and vent professional.  Hospitality Sales Executive, Lynne helps you put the Sizzle in your Sales by teaching you how to sell to Meeting and Event Professionals. Lynne’s true passion is coaching and mentoring people in our industry to help them rewire their career.

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Thanks Lynne!  The Scope Creep and Contract tips presentation was a huge hit!  Everyone really enjoyed the presentation and we all learned something new about change order form, pixel paint and the importance of having an agenda for each meeting as well as some meeting trends.

SGMPAZ appreciates your time and knowledge shared at today’s meeting.  This is a topic that meeting planners struggle with and you really shined a light on negotiating and setting boundaries.  Everyone has a story to share!

Let’s talk about having you back in 2017!

Thanks for your continued support of SGMPAZ.

~ The SGMPAZ Board | Michelle, Elizabeth, Rick, Jacqi, Julie and Karen

Dear Lynne,

I just wanted to thank you for speaking at the MPI workshop. I truly enjoyed your presentation. There were so many good resources that you pointed and so many clever tips that I know I will make good use of. You have an awesome energy are such an engaging speaker! I look forward to learning more from your online webinars. I hope to get to see you again soon.

~  Kyndra Freeman, Senior Meetings & Events Planner | Association for Institutional Research

In April, the Kansas City Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (KCMPI) hosted its annual Professional Education Conference and was lucky enough to share the knowledge and experience of Lynne Wellish, CMP, CHSE. Lynne presented a particularly meaningful education session – “Could You Do Just One More Thing?” – outlining the necessity of setting boundaries and learning to say no. That message is a daily reminder for busy professionals of the importance of balancing work and life! Lynne delivered this relevant topic in a sincere and artful way, showcasing her uncanny ability to speak from the heart and from the lessons learned in her more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. What a great take-away from an outstanding speaker! Lynne also presented an additional education session – “Language of AV for Beginners” – which was equally well received and valuable to both meeting planners and suppliers alike.

~ Shari B Hockenbery, CMP, Program Specialist | Francis Family Foundation

Hi Lynne! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge about AV with us yesterday at the MPI Education event. I work in AV, so maybe I should not have been sitting in beginners AV but it was fun and full of great stories and energy!

~ Alicia Armento, Sales Associate | Advanced Staging Productions Greater Philadelphia Area

Super engaging and so knows the industry. Lynne was high energy and kept her presentation upbeat and educational. I would highly recommend her for future events.

~ Heather Gortz, CTA, CMP | Grange Insurance


It was such a pleasure meeting you last week!  Thank you so much for coming to Niagara Falls, NY to present your very enjoyable seminar!     I am happy to recommend you to my clients in the future and look very forward to crossing paths with you again in the future! …

~  Linda Persico, CMP,  Sales Manager | Spectra Venue Management 

Hi, Lynne!…Thank you for presenting at our February meeting. … I liked your casual presentation (moving around the room and engaging the audience)  and I did receive a lot of great comments about one on one chats you had!

~ Tiffany Zabaglo, CPCE | Director of Catering & Group Services, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel