Kelly Szoke, CSEP
Description of what you or your company does: I am a Catering Manager for The Hyatt Regency Hotel which is a full service hotel and catering facility. We are attached to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and we do many events in conjunction with them. We have 631 sleeping rooms and 70,000 sq. ft of space and are able to handle up to 1000 guests in our Regency Ballroom and our smallest room is very intimate and holds 10-50 guests. We host many corporate events especially those with multiple breakout needs, weddings, including full Kosher, and Indian Weddings as well as other ethnic events. Large Gala’s and Social Events especially like the large pre-function space we have for the Regency Ballroom for auctions, displays and registration areas.
Have you been on the board and what positions you have held? VP at Large and a member of the Programs Committee
What do you see as the benefits to your ISES membership? ? Professional Growth Opportunities, Meeting with the Best of the Best in the event industry, making lifetime friends and colleagues. Referral Business, Improved ethics and integrity. A place to go to recharge during burnout. I also feel it is a vast list of giving and accepting favors, help, and information, when you need them, from the network we have created.