Why You Belong in the Smart Meetings Community

Bright Business Media, LLC’s mission is to support the meeting professional community whenever and wherever they travel. The dedicated team takes a multi-media approach to making authentic connections, including:

  • An award-winning digital and print magazine packed with innovative ideas
  • A dynamic website that features The Smarter Sourcing Connection, Breaking News and a fun weekly Smart Meetings Quiz
  • What One Thing podcast where leaders share their secret sauce
  • Knowledge Exchange webinars reinvented where learning is all about the conversation
  • Smart Experiences, the original meetings and events industry hosted-buyer elevated experiences

MEET MARIN BRIGHT, THE WOMAN WHO STARTED IT ALL

The Why behind the mission

Over the more than two decades Smart Meetings has been serving the meetings and events community, we have helped our audience navigate economic turmoil, a global pandemic and reinvention of their craft. As new technologies and communication methods have changed, one thing has remained consistent, the way we do business. We are rooted in founder Marin Bright’s understanding of the needs of meeting professionals and the desire to treat everyone with respect. Following are the core values that drive our decisions:

Our Team

Luc Troussieux

President

ACCOUNTING

Penny Aasbey

Controller

Diana Nong

Accounting Specialist

SALES OPERATIONS

Eric Hasse

Publisher

Jeff Posner

Regional Sales Manager

Kerry Latham

Regional Sales Manager

Scott Flanigan

Regional Sales Manager

Joanna Tangpos

Regional Sales Manager

Michelle Yelner

Regional Sales Manager

EDITORIAL/DESIGN

JT Long

Vice President/Content Director

Gary Diedrichs

Managing Editor

Malik Anderson

Digital Editor

Morgan Saltz

Editor/Smart Woman VIP Club Community Manager

Eming Piansay

Multimedia Editor

Sara Robertson

Editor

Garrick Naguit

Art Director

Mary King

Production Designer

Juliana Lima

Production Designer

MARKETING/DIGITAL TEAM

Darien Jackson

Marketing Manager

Mary Ann Mc Mahon

Digital Manager / Ad Operations

Tara Perez

Audience Development

EVENTS TEAM

Michele Gardner-Kelley

Event Director

Karyl Bridgewater

Event Sales Manager

OFFICE

Chloe Jones

Administrative Assistant

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