An innovative, results-oriented Event Director with over 20 years career experience creating, producing, organizing, managing, and promoting unique and memorable meetings and events. In addition, as Editor of MPI-NJ’s OnSite Digital Publication, I research latest industry trends, attend top industry events (i.e. Techsytalk and WEC), obtain contributors and write articles.
The world knows me as: Carol Malinky, CMP
I’ve also been known to respond to the names: Slinky Malinky
I am wicked good at: Socializing, networking, and negotiating (basically, anything that requires me to talk – a lot!)
Least favorite house chore: Cleaning the bathroom
My go-to guilty pleasure food is: Gluten-free cupcakes or candy
Favorite App: FlightView
Favorite quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
Job Title: Event Director
Professional Superpower: A BIG SMILE can help in any situation.
My primary role in the events industry is: Create unique and memorable events, venue selection, and logistics
Years in the events industry: 20+
To me, being an event hustler means: 1) Networking with industry professionals 2) Working hard and doing whatever is required to make sure the event is memorable and exceeds expectations
The top 2 most surprising things I’ve learned about the events industry since starting are: 1) Technology is constantly changing 2) Innovative ideas really enhance the attendee event experience
How did you get your start in the events industry? Working as a Conference Coordinator for Institute for International Research
My biggest event industry pet peeve is: Back to back sessions with no time in between to network, check emails and most of all, get my quota of ice tea for the day!
One thing that would really surprise people to learn about me is: I enjoy games and was on the Dr. Oz show and played the game of the day! (I sent in a video for Wheel of Fortune and hope that is next!)
You can only keep 2 albums in your entire music collection -those albums would be: Bon Jovi Greatest Hits and Journey Greatest Hits
10yr old me thought I’d grow up to be: A Television Producer
Text or phone call? Text
Android or iPhone? iPhone
Toilet paper roll – Over or under? Under
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