Marie Arighi, CMP



NAME:   Marie Arighi, CHSP, CMP, CGMP
 
PROFESSIONAL TITLEDirector of Sales & Event Services
 
COMPANY & BRIEF DESCRIPTION
The Von Braun Center, named for rocket pioneer Dr. Wernher Von Braun, is located in the heart of historic downtown Huntsville, Alabama.  This multi-purpose facility is equipped to accommodate major conference, conventions, concerts, Broadway performances, ballets, symphonies, a full range of sporting events and so much more!!!.   With over 170,000 square feet of multipurpose meeting space, the VBC features a team of experienced professionals and many in-house services including Food & Beverage, Exhibitor Services, and Audio Visual making this a “one-stop shop” for all your event needs
 
ARE YOU ON A COMMITTEE OR SERVING IN A LEADERSHIP POSITION WITH SGMP: 
Currently serving as the Chair of the 40th Anniversary Celebration Task Force.  
 
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY32
 
YEARS WITH SGMP21
 
ARE YOU A CERTIFIED GOVERNMENT MEETING PROFESSIONAL (CGMP)Yes
 
SHARE A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU:   
I have traveled to 49 states in the US and with a planned family vacation to Hawaii in 2022 I will have completed all 50 states. 
I have also traveled to Puerto Rico. 
 
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU:   
As a sales director there is nothing better than a “big sale”!  I love seeing an event come to life…I love coming up with creative
ideas to improve a situation.  I love finding solutions and overcoming challenges.  I love being a part of the VBC team!!!
 
ACCOMPLISHMENT/ACHIEVEMENT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF: 
Winning the Sam Gilmer “Supplier of the Year” in 2017.