When she began the events management certificate program, Roberta thought she wanted to go into wedding planning. But by the time she earned her certificate, she realized that she was more interested in meeting and convention planning. And shortly after completing the program, she found an ideal position at Visit Indy, an organization that promotes the city’s convention, meeting, and tourism industry.
In her role as Visit Indy's senior convention services manager, Roberta helps meeting planners organize events in Indianapolis.
“I connect them to resources so that they have successful events in Indianapolis and want to come back,” she says.
Her clients range from family reunion organizers to people planning conventions with tens of thousands of attendees. She has worked with organizations such as the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Subaru of America, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, and many more.
Roberta says her job at Visit Indy is a great way to meet people and showcase her hometown.
“You never know who you’re going to meet,” she says. “I’ve made friends from all over the world through this position.”