Event Management and Design

Seattle Central Community College

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES402
Hours: 300
Fees: $1995.00 USD

About The Instructor

James C. Monroe, CMP, CSEP, has been a special events professional for over 30 years. With Jayna Monroe, CMP, his wife and business partner, and their team of designers and technicians, he decorates and manages events for corporate, community, and family celebrations.
Design Director/Senior Event Manager Dallas, Texas
Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management Program, Richland College
Adjunct Faculty, Spring 2002
Bill Reed Decorations, Inc. 1974 - 1984
Scenic artist: Design Director
Texas Christian University 1972 - 1974 Fort Worth, TX
Instructor, Theatre Arts Department

Certifications: Certified Meeting Professional, Certified Special Event Professional

Awards and Honors
2007: ISES Eprit Winner for Marketing Design, Jayna Monroe
2006: Esprit Award for Best Industry Contribution of 2006, presented at ISES EventWorld, Jim Monroe
2006: MPI DFW Chapter Rising Star Award, Jayna Monroe
2005: ISES Esprit Winner for Marketing Design, Jayna Monroe
2004: Supplier of the Year, MPI DFW Chapter
2003: Nominee, Supplier of the Year, MPI DFW Chapter
2002: Nominee, International Supplier of the Year, MPI
2002: Nominee, Colleen Rickenbacher CMP Leadership Award, MPI, DFW Chapter
2001: Nominee, Colleen Rickenbacher CMP Leadership Award, MPI, DFW Chapter
2000: Outstanding Service Award, TxACOM
Texas Association of Convention Operations Managers

Professional Affiliations
International Special Events Society (ISES)
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)
Association of Event and Convention Professionals (TxACOM)
APEX Initiative, Terminology Committee, Convention Industry Council (CIC)

Convention Industry Council Manual, 7th Edition
Chapter 5, Continuing Education
Chapter 17, Support Services
Professional Convention Management, 3rd Edition
Chapter 22, Special Events
Art of the Event: Complete Guide to Special Event Design and Decor (Wiley, 2004)

State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, Speech and Drama; BA, 1970
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Theatre Arts; MA, 1971

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