Judy Susser-Travis, CMP, CMM - Manager, Global Accounts
Judy joined HelmsBriscoe in 2015 as Manager, Global Accounts. Her career began in New York City working in Merrill Lynch’s corporate meeting planning department. Relocating to San Diego in 1988, Judy worked for the San Diego Marriott and the Coronado Le Meridien, before joining then-premiere DMC, California Leisure Consultants, as a program manager. Next she returned to corporate planning at Chase Manhattan Mortgage as their Meeting & Tradeshow Planner, AVP. Since then, she has been an independent meeting planner and, most recently, Executive Director for the Association for Corporate Growth-San Diego. Judy’s well-rounded professional history includes site selection, association management, extensive in-house corporate planning experience, independent meeting planning and local DMC expertise.
In 2011, Judy attended MPI’s prestigious Certification in Meeting Management program and achieved the premiere professional designation of CMM. Judy’s expertise includes coordinating events, meetings, tradeshows, site selection/inspections, contracts/negotiations, budgets, catering, registration, travel, and dealing with C-Level executives, VIPs and staff. She has successfully coordinated a wide range of events from 30 to more than 3,000 people, planned modest meetings on a shoestring budget, and managed million dollar budgets for sales incentives. Judy brings to the table extensive experience in a variety of professional positions, along with a reinvigorated enthusiasm for each new project and possibility. She strives to understand and share your vision to ensure your meeting is a success.