Meet MTA: Huajia Yu, Global Experience Success Manager

The Miller Tanner Associates’ (MTA) difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that brings our corporate meetings and events to life for our customers. Today we introduce you to our Global Experience Success Manager Huajia Yu. Huajia’s role is to ensure the success of our extended team members through training and development, while also building upon successful MTA partnerships.

Meet Huajia Yu, Global Experience Success Manager

Strengths (based on CliftonStrengths): Restorative, Input, Achiever, Responsibility, Learner

Languages spoken: Mandarin Chinese and English 

Tell us about your current role with MTA? What are your primary responsibilities? 

As a member of the Global Experiences Team, I manage all scheduling responsibilities and serve as the liaison between MTA and our extended team. 

Huajia with MTA team members on site

What did you do before joining MTA?  I was the director of events for a hotel brand.

What’s the best part of your job? 

I have met so many extraordinary people; I am in awe of the talent MTA has gathered around the world.    

From your role’s perspective, what is a key factor in a successful event? 

Having the right people in the right places is a key factor!

What makes Miller Tanner Associates stand out as a meeting planning company?

The MTA culture is amazing! It is smart, inherently kind, and supportive; and it is made up of the hardest-working people on the planet.  

Why do you think that the MTA Workshops are important? What do you get most from this time together? 

We work all over the world in events. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that there are no meetings that can replace a face-to-face meeting. The relationship forged is strong, but there is nothing like meeting someone in person, sharing a space, and – if you feel like it – giving or receiving a hug.   

What do you do for fun? 

Board games with the family (Clue, Chameleon, and Rummikub); New York Times games (Wordle and Connections); and “True Crime” podcasts and shows. I think you see the pattern – I like problem-solving in every form!  

You are originally from? You currently reside in? What do you enjoy most about living there? Any favorite spots that you would recommend to tourists? 

I am originally from Beijing, China, but I call Boston and Philly my home. In Beijing, I recommend Ghost Street for your evening street food. You must do a Hutong tour and see how we lived in the 80s and 90s. In Boston, My favorite is walking from Cambridge to Brookline, going to Japonaise Bakery, and grabbing a stuffed pastry or their fresh fruit cake ( and you will have lived my favorite childhood memory).

Anything else you’d like to add? 

I feel lucky that I am here. It’s a team in which everyone works as hard as their teammates. It’s a team of smart people working with and for each other. 

To learn more about the MTA Team, visit www.millertanner.com.