Author Bios
Short bio: 154 words

Mary Jo Wiseman, CMP, spent 24 years as a corporate meeting and event coordinator where she managed the full spectrum of the event planning process, across all levels of management with an emphasis on high profile, executive-level groups including senior management, Board of Directors and key customers. The author’s systematic approach to project management helped her to get and stay focused on the task at hand while handling multiple details, projects and deadlines throughout her career. 

 

 

Since leaving the corporate world she has stayed current in the industry trip directing and volunteering. She spent one day a week for five years assisting WomenVenture, a nonprofit organization that provides micro-financing for women starting or expanding a business with their prospect research efforts, something that has brought her full circle to a similar prospect research position she had at Metropolitan State University prior to starting on her meeting planning career.   

 

Contact Mary Jo at mwiseman4446@gmail.com.

Long bio: 240 words

Mary Jo Wiseman, CMP (known to many as MJ), spent 24 years  as a corporate meeting and event coordinator where she managed the full spectrum of the event planning process, across all levels of management with an emphasis on high profile, executive-level groups including senior management, Board of Directors and key customers.  The author’s systematic approach to project management helped her to get and stay focused on the task at hand while handling multiple details, projects and deadlines throughout her career. 

 

She was actively engaged in Meeting Professionals International (MPI) throughout her career having served on the Education Committee and the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chapter. She obtained her CMP designation in 1992, and  considers herself a lifelong learner.  She enjoys best, teaching and coaching others. 

 

Since leaving the corporate world she has stayed current in the industry trip directing and volunteering. She assisted WomenVenture, a nonprofit organization that provides micro-financing for women starting or expanding a business on a volunteer basis with their prospect research efforts one day a week for five years, something that has brought her full circle to a similar prospect research position she had at Metropolitan State University prior to starting on her meeting planning career. 

 

Mary Jo lives in White Bear Lake with her husband James Huonder and spends as much time together as they can aboard their sailboat Unity which they keep in Bayfield, WI. 

To contact Mary Jo, send a message to mwiseman4446@gmail.com