Let Us Introduce Ourselves
CEO | Co-Founder
Heather has been in the hospitality industry since she was a teenager. Her love of the industry began after college when she was able to work with her father to open a restaurant from inception. Her most recent role was Senior Director of Global Accounts for a site selection company, in which she earned the designation of top producer for 9 years. She has a strong understanding of hotel operations from her time employed by the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company. Her desire to meet the needs and expectations of her clients is above all influenced by her commitment to service and values. She was one of Connect Corporate’s “15 Over 50” recipients in 2020. Heather’s extensive knowledge in sales & marketing, hotel management, and finance help her to not only meet, but exceed her client’s expectations. She works with a consultative approach, and is results driven. Heather and her husband Ray have 4 cats and enjoy spending time raising funds for organizations related to animal rescue and shelters.
COO | Co-Founder
Based out of Phoenix, Arizona, Casi’s foray into the hospitality and tourism industry began as an undergraduate student at Arizona State University. While achieving her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management and Tourism, she worked on Arizona travel research projects, interned with a Scottsdale-based Destination Management company, and studied abroad at NHTV University of Professional Education in Breda, Netherlands, where she focused on tourism trends and impacts in Europe. Casi’s experience with the tourism industry is multi-faceted, as she has worked on both coasts of the United States with convention and visitors bureaus, independent hotels, and internationally branded hotel chains. She moved over to the meeting planning and hotel site selection side in 2004, in which she earned the designation of top producer for 8 years for one of the largest global hotel site selection companies. In 2008, she was awarded the title, “Meeting Professional to Watch,” by Convention South magazine, and in 2018 became a “40 Under 40” recipient by Connect Meetings. Casi has also earned the professional designations of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Certified Association Sales Executive (CASE). In her spare time, she and her husband, Ryan, enjoy fostering and rescuing Boxers, and traveling wherever and whenever they can.
Director of Business Development
In 2019, Alan started his journey in the events industry with over a decade of experience in food and beverage, being a health and wellness entrepreneur, and performing on stages across the country. As a post-pandemic planner, Alan specializes in event technology, virtual, and hybrid events. Given his background, he approaches event design as a storyteller. A textbook introvert, Alan excels in listening to his business partners to learn their needs and help them deliver unforgettable experiences. When not working on events, you can find Alan staying cozy with his dog, Dash, perfecting a banana bread recipe, flowing through asanas, or propagating another plant baby.
What Makes MMP Stand Out?
Our pros have worked to plan thousands of corporate meetings nationwide using our unique approach and strategic partners.
At Mindful Meeting Pros, we leverage our existing relationships with major venders to provide the best experience possible.
Our team of on-site meeting managers are accredited Certified Meeting Professionals to ensure the highest level of service.