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Hello, I’m Shawnae Strother

Event Strategist, ESN


With tremendous buying power, managing over 8,400 events annually, and contracting 4.6 million room nights, Experients/Maritz long term strategic relationships with hotels, adds more value to your company’s bottom line. Saving you on guestroom rates, concessions, limiting procurement risk, and time. With my experience in hotels, operationally, and with contract collaboration, I bring forth a creative mindset, easy-going, get it done personality. Some even call me the “problem solver.” You can be confident you are receiving the most data and the best value every time.

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“By some stroke of luck, we learned about Experient two years ago. It began with an inquiry to find a new location for one of our events and has blossomed into a relationship that is akin to having extended our staff! Experient uses their expertise to thoroughly investigate properties, to provide timely follow-ups and reminders, to negotiate contracts on our behalf, and provide candid and generous advice. Experient has taken the time and care to secure excellent locations and accommodations tailored to our needs and continue to be a tremendous resource to our organization.”

Executive Director
National Nonprofit Educational Council

In the beginning, I intended to be in hotels long-term. One thing leads to another, and 15 years later of starting in hotels, I ventured out to help my clients even further. I’ve worked with the big brands Hilton and IHG most of my career but started originally with Noble House Resorts. I come from working and leading some of the best teams in hotels. I have had the luxury to partner with different meeting planner experts, C-level executives, and tourism authorities, destination management companies, audiovisual companies in the industry — both on the operational side of hotels and negotiating contracts on behalf of the Hotel.

I now get to use my knowledge gained in hotels to serve my clients better. I live by my philosophy! My success comes from surpassing customer expectations by establishing trust: while ensuring all your company needs are met.

My Personal Statement

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution: it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” ~ Aristotle

My Contact Information

Address:  San Diego, California
Phone:  619.825.3863
Cell: 505.699.6879

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