Maripat Traino, DES
Maripat Traino is a meeting planner with over a decade of hands-on experience. She currently serves as the Meeting and Events Manager to five clients, including two medical associations.
Maripat directly manages the American Radium Society (ARS), the oldest society devoted to the study and treatment of cancer; the Association for Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI), an international, professional organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the advancement of women in the metal industries; the Instructional Technology Council (ITC), a leader in advancing distance education; SAVE International (SAVE), the premier international society devoted to advancing and promoting the Value Methodology in engineering and providing its members education and training, publications, certification, promotional tools, networking and recognition; and the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific (HCOP), whose mission is to promote communication and dissemination of headache information among headache caregivers and researchers and provide headache education for non-headache specialists and increase understanding of headache treatment in the medical and healthcare community.
In 2015, Maripat assisted with the Philadelphia Word Meeting of Families and Papal Visit, managing housing for 1,400 VIPs, scholarship recipients, speakers, and staffers. She also managed speaker communications that included collaborating with the presentations for 140 speakers.
Prior to joining Talley Management Group, she was responsible for the Campbell Soup Company – Foodservice Division Annual Conference with a budget of over $1.2 million and more than 500 employees in attendance. She also managed quarterly regional conferences in addition to producing the quarterly and annual sales reports for the Foodservice Division.
In her spare time, Maripat enjoys spending time with her four children, traveling, particularly to watch her youngest daughter, a senior at the US Air Force Academy, play lacrosse. She has also taken up photography, so don’t be surprised to see her taking pictures of the audience at one of the conferences!