Happy Monday everyone! Today we are highlighting a special someone in our Chicago office: Morgan Alexander! Morgan is the Associate Director of Event Management in the good old Windy City! Read below to learn more about Morgan’s history in the event industry and at CSI!
What attracted you to the event management world?
When I was growing up, my parents always planned these really awesome and lavish parties and I loved being a part of it. Sometimes I got to help with the caterer, sometimes the theme, etc. Then I found out that this was actually a career one could have as an adult and knew I was meant for it!
How did you first become interested in this industry?
I was working at a small event management company before this and enjoyed my experience there but knew that I wanted/needed more. I met a couple of members of from our CSI DMC, Florida team through a mutual friend and learned about the DMC world a little bit better. After talking back and forth with them for a while I realized this is where I needed to be so I interviewed formally and was offered the position as Operations Manager almost 6 years ago and haven’t looked back since!
What is your favorite part about your job?
I think my favorite part of the job is the lack of monotony. Every day is something new and different. I get to always meet new people, see new places and experience new things. Doing what we do has allowed me to be a part of certain things I never would have otherwise been a part of!
What is the best part about the destination you work in?
Working in Chicago has been so amazing for so many reasons! The winter was rough but I think the best part about here… is the summer! The rooftops are just to die for and the views are unbeatable!
What is one of your most proud accomplishments at CSI (or other company) so far?
My most proud accomplishment with CSI is getting to be a part of opening the Chicago office. Growth in this company has been really amazing, but that by far meant the most and has truly been a wonderful
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I’m open to moving to new cities and having new/more adventures. In 10 years maybe it will be with a little family of my own!
Where are you from?
How do you like to spend your weekends?
I like to spend my weekends hanging out with my hubby and my dog! If the weather is nice, the three of us will lay on the pool deck in our building and just enjoy the gorgeous weather.
Are there any causes you are passionate about? Any ways you give back to the community?
I am passionate about dog rescues and all things animal-related!!
What are common questions that clients ask you about the event planning world?
Clients often ask me what has been my favorite city or hotel to operate in as well as how I determine which venue would be the best fit for their needs?
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What about Morgan? Can anyone guess her favorite college sports team from the following options: UCF Knights, PSU Nittany Lions or TCU Horned Frogs? Like always, comment on our Instagram @csidmc with your selection and you will find out the answer on our next CSI Insider posting.