Carole Garner

Carole Garner, Sustainable Events

With over 17 years of experience in the hospitality, meetings, and event business, Carole brings a rich background in corporate and nonprofit event planning, marketing, and management to MeetGreen.  In her tenure with the firm, Carole has been responsible for meeting management, training, and oversees the Conference Management Department.

Prior to joining MeetGreen, eight years ago, Carole was employed as President of Specialized Meetings & Events, Inc., a full service professional event planning company with offices in Bend and Portland, Oregon.  Carole is also founding editor of The Meeting Vision, an online publication to educate junior planners and administrative staff on best practices in the meetings industry.  Her articles and planning advice have appeared in national publications such as The Meeting Professional, MeetingsWest, Meeting Ideas, and Oregon Business magazine.  She has served on the Board of Directors of Meeting Professionals International, Oregon Chapter, most recently as chapter president. Although she loves the travel and city adventures that come with her job, Carole lives on 35 acres in the middle of farm country near the banks of the mighty Columbia river.