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Hello, I’m Talia McDougal, MBA

Event Strategist, ESN

With over 20 years’ experience in the events industry, I know how it feels to be in the event planner’s shoes! I was a really happy client of Maritz myself, and am thrilled to be part of this organization to help my clients (who usually turn into friends) pull off super successful events! Life experiences that have brought me to this point include living in the Cayman Islands, teaching Spanish at the International School, conference and event planning, training, operations, and a lifetime of traveling the world. Through Maritz, I’m an extension of your team and partner with all hotels globally to bring you the best in hotel sourcing, contract negotiation, data, and industry trends. There’s also great opportunity to bring your ideas to life through VIP experiences, transportation options, entertainment services, audio/visual needs, and more. As a travel/events professional, my goal is to utilize the tools in my toolkit to make your event planning easier and even more successful!


“AMISA ( works with international schools across the Americas and Caribbean islands. We hold annual conferences for our schools and need to book hotels. We are a small non-profit and we need to maximize our resources and secure the best possible venues within our budget as well as provide the best possible experience for our schools. Talia has been great to work with in each step of the process. She is patient, knowledgeable, reliable and brings a strong skill set to her work with us. I am pleased to work with her and would recommend her to any organization seeking a supportive and talented person to help them with their event planning.”

Dereck Rhoads
American International Schools in the Americas (AMISA)

“Talia was a pleasure to work with. Super supportive and very attentive! I would recommend her 7 days of the week. Honestly, she took a ton of work off our plate. We will definitely use her again.”

Michael Hyam
Franchise Assembly

“Talia is AMAZING! She was truly a lifesaver helping to coordinate a new event, and we didn’t know where to start. She did all the heavy lifting for us, saving us time and money. She’s also a joy to work with – responsive, friendly, and organized. I am so thankful I discovered Talia…she will be helping me with all my future events, and I am more than happy to give her the highest recommendation possible. Look no further – Talia’s got ya covered!!”

Liane Caruso

“There is only one person to entrust your event planning to… Talia McDougal. I have know Talia for more than 6 years and she has been on top of her game in all she does and can accomplish a lot in a very short time period. We were last minute in organizing our global sales conference which had two separate locations and with Talia’s expertise in planning and travel we were able to bring together a successful event for over 100 people in each location within a 4 month period! She is one of the most professional and good humans I have met. She truly cares about her clients and understands the travel industry to make recommendations for all of your event needs. She is “a needle in the haystack.” Look no further. She’s got you covered.”

Tina Hapner
Global Head of Marketing

I’m a Southerner who loves God, family, my 2 fur babies, Florida beach and sun, football, and events! My mission is simple: To love God, love people, and travel the world…for business and pleasure!

My Personal Statement

I’ve been in the event planner’s shoes; let’s step up your next event!

My Contact Information

Phone: 770-335-1591

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