Conferences & Conventions

Rosie Rosie A. Bugarin, CMP | Senior Vice President, Conferences & Conventions, Client Care
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

Brooke Brooke Doty, CMP, HMCC | 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
HMCC = Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate

MelissaMelissa Fournier | Meetings Assistant
Mel brings to OMG more than 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 husband.