Meet MTA: Patty Cullim, CMP, Global Service Director
By Miller Tanner Associates Team | December 11, 2018
The Miller Tanner 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 clients. Today we introduce you to Patty Cullim, CMP, Global Service Director. Along with her unique blend of experience, Patty brings her visionary leadership, strong work ethic, and gracious interpersonal skills to the team at MTA.
Meet Patty Cullim, CMP
Tell us about your current role with MTA? What are your primary responsibilities?
I am a global service director at MTA. My primary responsibility is to support our clients through all aspects of planning their meetings and make it all seem flawless. Perhaps the “Wizard behind the Curtain” is good way to describe what we do at MTA.
How long have you been with MTA? I have been with MTA 5 years.
What did you do before joining MTA?
I have spent the majority of my career doing events and meeting planning. Prior to MTA, I worked for a large real estate company producing training and events for realtors from around world.
What’s the best part of your job?
This is a hard one – it changes every day. I love working from home and I love traveling. But probably the best part of my job is working with the MTA team. It’s truly an amazingly talented group of people.
What’s been your favorite event destination as an event planning professional?
So far my favorite meeting destination has been Amsterdam. Conducting a meeting in a 17th century, domed church is an experience you just can’t replicate in the United States. There is so much to do and see in Amsterdam.
What’s been your most memorable event to date and why?
They are all memorable in their own special ways.
Do you have a few great travel tips that you could share?
Just be aware of your surroundings and pack light. As long as you have an ID, credit card, a few basic toiletries and a positive attitude – there is nothing you can’t accomplish.
What do you do for fun? You mean work isn’t fun!?!
Where are you originally from? What do you enjoy most about where you currently reside? Any favorite spots that you would recommend to tourists?
I currently live just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina but I was born and raised a Jersey girl! I was drawn to Charlotte so that I could have the better cost of living while also getting away from the cold winters. I have to say, it was the best decision I ever made. There is so much to do in this area. I recently did a day trip to Asheville to see the Chihuly Exhibit at the Biltmore. If you ever get the chance, you should definitely put it on your must-see list.
What makes Miller Tanner stand out as meeting planning company? What’s your favorite aspect about MTA?
Having worked in events for 20+ years, I thought I had seen it all. But the team at MTA has definitely taught me new, creative ways to think about this industry. It is probably the most collaborative and supportive environment in which I have worked. I’m truly lucky to have found a place with MTA.