Freelancer Profile

profile Freelancer +

Availability: Full Time

$65 /hr
$650 /day
Average Rating
Melinda M

Oxnard / Thousand Oaks / Ventura, CA

Associate Producer, Day of Event Manager, Executive Producer, Food and Beverage

Event Types: Conference, Corporate, Experiential, Live Event

Experience: 8+ years

Certifications: Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

Short Bio: A CMP with 20 years experience, I'm known for my ability to manage projects and events effectively that are on-schedule and on budget. I can provide full service End to End Event Management while working virtually and on site. I have a hands on and collaborative style to manage site selection, contract negotiations, vendor selection, staff management, budget management and on site event management. I create and execute work plans and motivate teams of people to achieve extraordinary results. My work ethic, exceptional communication skills, conscientious management style and grace under pressure are what set me apart from others. I would love to become an extension to your team!

Additional Profile Photos:

Experience
Project Manager/Producer
Warner Pacific - Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
May 13, 2019 - Current
Work with SVP of Operations + internal events team to produce 500 person appreciation event (every other year) 2014-2020. Provided oversight of contract, room block, F&b, budget management and vendor management. Lead and mentored team in status meetings and overall project management including on site support.

Portfolio Items:

Virtual Producer
MWP - Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
Jan 02, 2017 - Current
Virtually manage approx. 40 town hall meetings a year for AT&T- Virtually managing schedule, production coordination and billing.
Project Manager/Producer
Warner Pacific - Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
Feb 18, 2020 - Feb 20, 2020
Produced a highly curated Women's Conference designed to promote women in the health care Industry. Hosted in Santa Barbara, a hand picked group of women from CA and CO were invited for 3 days of keynote and breakout sessions and social events. I lead an in house planning team on all aspects of event production- pre event, on site and through budget reconciliation.

Portfolio Items:

business unit producer
Event Maker - Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
Feb 01, 2020 - Feb 06, 2020
Partnered with an in house Account Executive to Produce a business unit's Product Review, Reception and Awards Program. Client facing position working the month prior to the event start date- participating on all business unit planning calls, creating on site daily schedule and rehearsal schedule with technical team. Worked on-site at the event as the Production lead for this business unit.

Portfolio Items:

Project Manager/Producer
Infrared - Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Jun 01, 2015 - Oct 31, 2019
Managed and Produced a 31 city multi state mobile tour for end client American Heart Association - Provide logistics/tour Project Management for the 2015-2019 5 year grant for National American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR Tours

Portfolio Items:

Content Coordinator
MWP - Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019
Worked along side the MWP team and the end client AT&T core planning team 2016-2019 and provided Pre-Production and On-site content management for a 2000+ Annual Deal Conference- 8 different events in 3 days

Portfolio Items:

Virtual Producer
Athena Health - Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA
Jan 01, 2016 - Jan 01, 2018
Provide sourcing and logistics planning for National Dinner Seminar Series. Created and Implemented process to virtually produce (10) dinner seminars a month across the country. Managed F&b, AV, and set up. Virtually trained local on-site staff to manage registration and on-site event management as well as post event reporting.
Debbie Adrian
Warner Pacific
Melinda is a seasoned event consultant specializing in event planning and execution. She has a solid track record of excellent events- and she participates in all phases from the strategic planning right from the beginning to the post event de-brief. Her attention to detail and her care and concern for the overall experience and the client's budget make her a great choice for any size meeting or event. She is client centered, making the experience working with her a pleasure. She is also well connected with many vendors, production companies, and other event resources that make it easy to trust her recommendations. I have worked with Melinda for over 10 years,and I would highly recommend Melinda for any size meeting or event.
Mariah Colhoun
Infrared/ Sid Lee
Melinda Messing is an expert event manager who seamlessly balances account management, budget superintendence, project milestone tracking, and operational ownership. She is at the same time a one-man band of efficiency and a team captain / player owning the ability to operate independently or lead and enhance any given team. Melinda is her client’s top ambassador, always keeping the brand interest and integrity of the project foremost in her thoughts in relation to it’s target audience. In addition to Melinda’s excellent professional qualities the biggest joy of working with Melinda is the passion, work ethic and positive attitude she consistently brings to the table. Her calm demeanor in an industry of surprises is invaluable.
Matt Warren
MWP
I’ve worked with Melinda for 20 years. Her experience and wisdom — having been on the client side for 15+ years — really helps her in the freelance world. She knows how to manage clients’ expectations and is incredibly thorough during the pre-production phase. She can be client-facing or behind the scenes and her "grace under pressure" attitude and work ethic is what sets her apart from other CMP’s. She’s been an amazing media coordinator for MWP on the larger events that have terabytes of assets to coordinate and she’s also been a phenomenal producer on several recent large-scale events. I would highly recommend her for any production support needs you have.