The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that bring our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients.
Today, we want to introduce you to Molly Suggs, Global Account Director. Molly leads our Commercial Operations Department of Miller Tanner Associates. She has recently taken on this exciting role as Miller Tanner expands to offer an array of commercial meeting opportunities to our clients.
Meet Molly Suggs
Tell us about your current role with Miller Tanner Associates as a global account director? What are your primary responsibilities?
As Global Account Director, I am leading the Commercial Operations Department of Miller Tanner Associates. This is a section of our operations department that manages all types of events for our clients outside of clinical investigator meetings. These types of events can include product launches, leadership conferences, sales meetings, and Presidents Clubs to name a few. There really isn’t an event that we are not interested in taking on the challenge.
What makes Miller Tanner a good choice for planning commercial meetings?
MTA is a great choice for planning commercial meetings because we are an ambitious group that constantly wants to outdo ourselves from the time before. We are process driven, organized, strategic, and experienced in producing fabulous events within our clients’ budgets.
Why is it important to hire a corporate meeting planner for commercial meetings?
It is extremely important and valuable to hire a corporate meeting planner for commercial meetings because planning these types of events is a full-time job and requires a tremendous amount of attention to detail. When hiring a corporate meeting planner, the client is able to remove the planning stresses from their plates and focus on the big picture of the event rather than the details. Corporate meeting planners are experts in their field and they are meant to help all clients deliver a magnificent event.
How long have you been with Miller Tanner? I started with Miller Tanner in October of 2015 – so about 9 months now!
What do you feel are the most fulfilling aspects of your job?
I love working on projects that have a beginning, middle and end. Every project is different, every project has its own challenges and every project finishes with much key learning for the next one. I am fulfilled with my job by taking on all of those challenges and seeing our team learn, grow, and come out stronger after each event. I love this part of my job; there is never a boring day! The people that I work with are among the best and I am inspired by them daily.
What did you do before joining Miller Tanner?
Before joining Miller Tanner, I was in the events world, but in the sports marketing and sporting event industry. For many years, I worked for an amazing agency based in San Francisco where we strategized, planned, and executed hospitality programs for top sponsors of all major sporting events. This was a combination of planning the events around the hospitality programs and working closely with our clients to help them best represent their brand within their sponsorship. This job included a great amount travel around the world and the opportunity to attend many Super Bowls, Final Fours, Masters, Olympics, and FIFA World Cups.
I also worked specifically for the organizing committee of a global sporting event in Alpine skiing – this brought a completely new perspective to events. Up until this point, I had always planned events from afar, and now I was planning a global event right under my feet.
With this experience, I can say that an event is an event – that doesn’t mean they are all the same, but the skeleton of an event is similar to the next and they all require a tremendous amount of organization, strategy, creativity, and a great team to execute. I am very happy to be with Miller Tanner to lead the commercial events. Our team is among the best and looking forward to all the events and challenges in our near future!
Do you have a favorite sport or sports team?
I worked in Alpine ski racing for a few years – so I am a huge fan and definitely follow the season closely, but being in the Mile High City, I have to say I am very proud to be a Denver Broncos fan!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I always struggle with this question because I don’t know how to narrow it down. In a nutshell, I love to be outside, I love to be with dear friends and family, and I love to travel. Skiing, biking, hiking, being on the beach, exploring a new city, watching a movie…you name it, I probably enjoy it.
Do you travel much in your role with Miller Tanner? What would be your most favorite work-related destination thus far and what made it memorable?
I do travel in my job, and my favorite trip this year so far was to Dublin, Ireland. We were executing a large leadership conference and I fell in love with the city and the people! The cold rain and gray skies didn’t scare me away one bit!
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