OK so I meant to announce this last week, but with the nature of what's going on, I was crazy busy!
So the big news is that I have accepted a new job!! This is my first week as the Meeting Planner and Event Manager for a trade association here in Lexington. I am so excited to take this next step in my career. I will be planning and executing their 3 main events each year and planning their regional events (but not traveling to them.)
My upcoming events are in Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Indian Hills, CA! I also get to start picking the cities as well as the venue. So, I'm extremely excited! Many people who travel for work say they are sick of hotels and that once you've seen one you've seen them all. But it's my job to compare hotels and choose the perfect one for our events. I LOVE staying in new hotels and for some reason it doesn't get old for me! So this is the perfect fit.
The staff seems really great too, which was a huge factor for my decision. I'm leaving a small staff that has been such a great support system and collaborative team, that I wanted to make sure I was headed somewhere with a similar environment. It seems like I've made the right choice! Can't wait to get started!
With that all being said, I will dearly miss my AVCA staff. I was lucky to have the BEST bosses a newbie out of college could ask for. I've learned invaluable lessons, both personally and professionally, from those around me and I will always be grateful. I'm so happy I can call each and every person at the AVCA, and the overall AI family, a friend.
Here's some memories of the last day...
AVCA staff minus our fearless leader and Ash!
An empty Inbox. Don't think I've seen that ever.
A note I left my dear cube-mate, Kate. Thought it was appropriate to write it on the Shoe of the Day!
And it wouldn't quite be complete without one last AVCA video....