Conferences & Conventions

Rosie Rosie A. Bugarin, CMP | Senior Vice President, Conferences & Conventions
RBugarin@ManageGroup.com
Rosie has 27 years management experience. She is the director at Meeting Strategies International, a division of OMG. Her responsibilities include management of national and state conventions and tradeshows. She has successfully managed meetings that consistently exceeded revenue goals, produced record-breaking convention attendance, and advanced the association’s mission. She co-founded Alpha College of Real Estate. Bugarin holds a B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).
CMP = Certified Meeting Professional

Carla Carla Earnest, CMP | Conferences & Conventions Coordinator
Carla has over 20 years experience managing events, meetings and conventions for associations, government agencies and other non-profit organizations. For six years she served as the Director of Education and Conferences for the Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to that she was the Manager of Events and Meetings at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. where she managed numerous meetings and events in a variety of venues including on Capitol Hill. Carla has considerable experience in the development of program content, managing logistics, contracting and developing promotional materials.
CMP = Certified Meeting Professional

Brooke Brooke Doty, CMP | Conferences & Conventions Coordinator
Brooke has more than 15 years of experience in the event and hospitality industries. Her work with associations started in Washington, DC as the assistant events and meetings planner of a National Association. She learned all the intricacies and nuances of working within an association while helping to plan a national convention with over 3,000 members in the nation’s capital. This is also where she began to hone her sales skills, which eventually led her to work with Marriott Hotels. With a background in hotel sales, Brooke has extensive experience in contract building and negotiations. Her knowledge of the behind-the-scenes processes means she knows the right questions to ask in order to convey the needs of her clients effectively, and her knowledge of hotel vernacular allows clearer communications with hotel partners. Her current responsibilities include management of national and regional conventions and tradeshows for multiple clients. She is also a member of the Virginia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
CMP = Certified Meeting Professional

Anna Anna Shaw, CMP | Associate Conferences & Conventions Coordinator
Anna brings over 4 years of hospitality experience to OMG. After graduating with her BS degree from Florida State University in Recreation and Leisure Administration, she began working in the hotel industry. Her prior experience includes event and conference planning, contract negotiations, customer service, administrative, and database management.

Melissa Melissa Nixon | Meetings Assistant
Mel brings to OMG over 10 years of experience in customer service and management from different industries including law and sales. Being a Hawaii native has made her experienced in interacting and communicating with people from many walks of life. She has an A.S. in Graphic Communications from the University of Hawaii. She enjoys playing hockey as well as attending comic conventions in costume with her boyfriend.