EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

TINA WATKINS

Tina Watkins Portrait

Tina brings over nineteen years of experience planning and executing successful international association and corporate meetings, conventions, and trade shows. She is passionate about building collaborative relationships, providing strategic project, marketing, and financial management that reduces costs and mitigates risk to help her clients’ achieve their goals. For over 10 years, Tina served as the Director of meeting management for Cambium Learning Group. She directed a $4 million dollar budget and a team of six meeting planners and registrars who produced over 40 meetings annually. These included 15 annual multi-day Summer Institutes located across the United States and 20 conferences in Germany and Japan to fulfill a contract with the Department of Defense Education Division. Cambium recruited Tina from an association management company based in Colorado where she produced annual meetings and trade shows, ranging between 800 to 2,500 attendees and 20 to 150 exhibitors, for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the North American Nature Photography Association, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Tina took the entrepreneurial leap four years ago and started her own successful meeting management company -- Compass Meeting Planning. By joining the Thallo Group, she has instantly expanded her team resources and service offerings to benefit her clients. Tina earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification in 2007 and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Regis University, Denver, CO. To stay in balance, you will find her on the golf course with family and friends enjoying the beautiful scenery and some laughs, playing her acoustic guitar and singing, spoiling her two tiger tabby cats, or playing a game of pickle all. Tina loves traveling to new places, experiencing new restaurants, and spending time near or in the ocean.

Favorite Sounds

Crashing Waves & Perfect Harmony

Alternative Career Choice

Professional Golfer

Coveted Super Power

To fly like Superman and leap tall buildings in a single bound

Little-Known Fact

I heli-skied down a glacier in British Columbia

Bucket List

To play golf at St. Andrews and tour the Tuscan wine country

Favorite Vacation

Cabo San Lucas with my family

Favorite drink

Hendricks Gin and soda with fresh cucumber slices