Hello, I’m Jeanne C. Kirk, CMP
Senior Event Strategist, ESN
I come to you with an extensive background in meeting planning, contracting and executing in association, corporate and 3rd party companies. Sharing the best practices discovered by managing over 8,400 events annually and $1.2 billion of total spend, helps make each of our representatives better resources for our customers. This allows us to help our customers discover emerging trends, benchmark destinations and venues, and validate precedents that can have notable impact on their events. We have the privilege of working with some very smart customers like you, which helps continuously accelerate everyone’s development. The end result is delivering more dollars to your bottom line. And thanks to the collective data and knowledge secured by contracting 4.6 million room nights annually, you can be confident you are receiving the optimum combination of rates, concessions, and terms every time.
“As someone who has been involved in planning high end events all over the world, I know how time consuming and challenging the site selection process can be. In my nearly 30 years in the industry, I have never known someone as dedicated, thorough, tenacious and honest in their work ethic than Jeanne Kirk. Jeanne’s past experience as a meeting planner gives her insights into the complexities involved in planning an event and what is needed for success. Jeanne knows exactly what we are looking for and precisely how to negotiate a favorable contract. Jeanne has saved us hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in finding the right hotel for our meetings and conventions. That is true both before and after the event. She never hesitates to follow up and favorably negotiate any issue that may arise. She is a true professional and a valued member of our team”
Robert Darden, CAE, CMP
Executive Vice President
Distribution Contractors Association
“Jeanne Kirk helped us with contracting hotel rooms and meeting space for our User’s Meeting beginning in 2013, and she has managed to get us concessions which have saved us over $30,000 each year! We would NEVER have been able to do that without her. I wish I had found her sooner. Thanks, Jeanne!”
Director of Marketing Operations
“I wish I had found Jeanne and Experient years ago. What a difference it makes in group travel planning to have the negotiating power of Experient and the personal service Jeanne offers. I can’t imagine going back to doing this on my own.”
Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas TX
I have been in the hospitality industry for 30+ years. I joined Maritz Global Events in June 2009 after successful careers as a corporate, association and third party meeting planner/manager. I know how much work is involved in planning meetings and how to execute flawlessly! I am active in SITE and participate in many other industry events. In my free time, I enjoy travel, movies, fitness and wine! I have an amazing husband, two daughters, a son, two grandsons and two Rottweilers!
My Personal Statement
Exceptional service is my number one priority and my goal is to serve as a resource to you and your organization ultimately saving you time, money and stress! I will work diligently to use our combined resources and relationships to leverage your buying power, reduce your liability and risk, and in the end perfect your event experience.
My Contact Information
Location: Austin, TX
Phone: (512) 657-7375