Marti Castillo, CMP has over 25 years of meeting and event management experience in both the corporate and nonprofit arenas, for a variety of markets and audiences. She is the principal and CEO of Meeting and Event Solutions. She managed approximately 100 meetings and events per year as the System Event Planner for PeaceHealth, a significant Pacific Northwest nonprofit healthcare system, for five years before launching her own company.
Before relocating to the Northwest in the early 1990s, Marti was a computer consultant from Los Angeles that specialized in customized software and process improvement for national associations and manufacturing clients. It was soon thereafter she moved to Washington State where her passion and talent for project management, meeting and event planning flourished while working for a nonprofit labor union association for over ten years
Her expertise includes leading a wide array of programs including executive briefings, conferences, social events, fund raisers, auctions, shareholder meetings, internal and external trainings, and other special events. Her experience involves site selection, contract management, travel management, process development, menu planning, graphic design, finance, budgeting, marketing, communications and overall project management.
When not busy planning meeting and events, Marti volunteers her time by supporting the Regional Animal Service of King County, United Way, and the Big Brother Big Sister program.
CMP...what does that mean for you?
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP): Setting the Standard of Excellence
The foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the CMP program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry's highest standard of professionalism. Established in 1985, the CMP credential increases the proficiency of meeting professionals by:
- Identifying a high standard body of knowledge;
- Establishing a level of knowledge and performance necessary for certification;
- Stimulating the advancement of the art and science of meeting management;
- Increasing the value of practitioners to their employers;
- Recognizing and raising industry standards, practices and ethics;
- Maximizing the value received from the products and services provided by Certified Meeting Professionals.