Meet Patti

Hello, I’m Patti Miller, CMP

As someone who brings over 30 years of successful organizational and conference planning experience to the table, my goal is to provide more value to your organization and conferences than you ever dreamed possible. Not only will I work with you on strategy, I will help decrease the stress and worry that inevitably accompanies planning and executing goals.  I will work with you to develop ideas that will elevate your success and WOW your members and attendees.  How does this happen you might ask? After learning some great lessons over the years while planning and strategizing alongside brilliant and wise mentors, leaders and experienced teams, I have come to realize the priorities involved in planning successful meetings and conferences;  listening, creating a plan, attention to details, accountability, being flexible on changes, new ideas and creative solutions, and inspiring and maintaining a “team spirit” throughout the process . 

What motivates me to go the extra mile?

Partnerships and relationships are of utmost value. Communication is everything. I invite our partnerships and teams to work together to capture competitive rates and bring a higher level of quality and service. My mission is to seek out every way possible to help you make a difference. I have an eye for detail, I value communications with an emphasis on helping your partnerships understand and inspire interest to help you meet your goals.Whether its to create a valuable event within budget, increase attendance, evoke change and bring quality, I will support the meeting purpose in an environment that opens up communication and creates results. Underneath it all I am motivated to share collective wisdom and support you and your team to ensure deliverables are met and enjoy the process along the way.

Professional bio

Patti Miller is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) who supports organizations with her specialty craft of meeting planning, marketing and communications and association management. She excels in building strong partnerships and strategizing with teams to help the organizations and conferences meet their goals. She embraces new technologies, and out of the box thinking to execute with her team and venue staff to provide a higher level of quality and service.

Patti began her career in the convention industry in 1988, working as a trade show and public relations specialist for a multi-housing association in Arizona. During this time, she was exposed to the hospitality industry, and soon shifted her focus to pursue this as a career.  From catering and convention service management positions to those in sales and marketing at various resorts in Arizona, Patti discovered her flare for meeting planning and marketing and ultimately meeting and association management.

In 1996, she earned her CMP distinction and created her own hospitality and project management company, where she procured venues and organized meetings and helped organizations grow their conference and improved their meeting experience.

In 2003, Patti joined with long-time industry associates to form a team of experienced planners who had various hospitality and association management expertise. The result is the team at Premier Event Resources (PER), and she hasn’t looked back since.

Patti continued to advance her education through Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Convention Liaison Council (CLC), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), as well as Leadership Consulting programs for a Facilitator designation.

She has earned designations of Certified Meeting Planner and Facilitator certification.