Getting to Know…Our Supplier Member
Director of Canadian Association Sales
Fairmont Western Mountain Region
Joined MPI in 2013
Contact information :
Email : Daniela.firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born in Switzerland, but my family immigrated to Canada in 1991 when my dad invested in a dairy farm in Avonmore. Growing up on a farm was very busy as it was strictly family operated and there were lots of mandatory chores to be done on a daily basis. It was a great growing up on a farm where at a young age we learned life lessons such as; the value of a dollar, success for hard work, teamwork and family is everything.
The dairy farm was not calling my name so I attended Algonquin College for Restaurant Hotel Management in 1999. That led to my career in the meetings industry.
What do you recommend following on social media?
What do you want to accomplish before your next birthday?
Have a successful summer with great work and life balance.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Follow your gut instinct and believe in yourself, pieces always fall into place.
What is the last big change you made in your life?
I left Alberta after 17 years for a new career in a different sector of the meetings industry. The move to Ottawa has brought me closer to family.
What is the best mistake you ever made at a networking event?
I once called someone by the wrong name. This taught me to be honest when I don’t recall a name, unless I can read their name badge.
What goes around comes around
Article edited by Rozanne Lyons, CMP, Intertask Conferences