Marie Arighi, CMP
NAME: Marie Arighi, CHSP, CMP, CGMP
PROFESSIONAL TITLE: Director 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 INDUSTRY: 32
YEARS WITH SGMP: 21
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.