Heather Seashotlz, CMP
Director of Meetings and Events
Heather Seasholtz, CMP, Director of Meetings and Events, has been in the meeting and event management industry on both the supplier partner and client sides of the AMC industry since 2000. She has planned meetings in healthcare, scientific, corporate and not for profit environments. She is a Certified Meeting Professional and is a finalist for the 2019 Business Event Strategist of the Year award from Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).
Heather began her career with ARAMARK in foodservice through institutional dining and catering and quickly discovered meeting planning. Her meeting planning experience includes corporate meetings and events for a large international publishing company and an industrial/ construction buying group. Additionally, Heather has significant experience planning and executing a variety of meetings including product launches, advisory boards, sales training, investigator meetings, corporate roadshows and many educational programs consisting of CME and other accreditations. Prior to joining Talley Management Group, Heather managed the logistics of the 18,000+ attendee Annual Meeting for a non-profit association. While at TMG, she co-managed the 50,000+ attendee, 2015 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. She also provided oversight to the meeting management team handling the 21,000+ attendee World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit.
Heather is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and is currently serving on the PCMA Scholarship Review Committee and has previously participated on the “20 in their Twenties” Application Review Committee, Education Task Force and Membership Committee. Heather has contributed to and written articles for Facilities and Destinations Magazine, Association Conventions & Facilities Magazine, and Convene Magazine. She also speaks on the topic of “disruption” at local industry events. Heather sits on the Board and serves on the Membership and Program Committees of the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society, which is an alumni group that supports the School of Hospitality at Penn State University. She also speaks to a class of Penn State students each semester about meeting planning and has served as a mentor to the students since 2008.