#MemberMonday IAEEDC Member Feature: Josie Caldwell

IAEE at the Clarendon Ballroom

Name:   Josie Zamolyi Caldwell

Title:  National Sales Manager

Company:  Global Experience Specialists (GES)

Twitter Handle: @JosieCaldwell

What are your responsibilities with your company or event?

Sales/Business Development/Maintain current clients –Promote GES and our offerings.

Tell us about your company/organization/show:

GES is a Global Full Service Provider of Live Events!

IAEE DC Involvement (Committees, etc):

I am part of the IAEE Special Events Committee

What drives your involvement with IAEE DC?

I enjoy the networking and also being involved with different aspects of our industry.

Best IAEE DC Experience:

They are all the best!!  Love the networking and maintaining friendships!

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How long have you been in the DC area?

I went to American University (Full ride Basketball scholarship!) 1980- graduated in 1984 and have not left the area since.

What made you choose to live here?

Fell in love with the area when I started college!

What is your favorite place in the DC area and why?  I really enjoy seeing the monuments on a clear evening – they are breathtaking!  After all this time, I still enjoy driving into the city and seeing the city from 395 (especially when there is no traffic!)

How did you first get involved in the industry?  OMG – this is quite funny – I was working on an internship in an office that was being shared with The International Management Group in DC.  I was finishing up my internship – getting ready to graduate, and someone was getting let go and I walked into the office of the owner and told him that I was interested in applying for the job.  I got the job, and managed about three associations.  I was either going to sink or swim…..I am still swimming!

What is the most interesting tradeshow other than your own that you have ever attended?

I enjoyed being a part of “HairWorld” when it was in DC – this was many years ago – It was very exciting.

Tradeshow Bucket List- if you could attend any tradeshow that you haven’t yet, what would it be?

IMAX

What book are you currently reading?  Leaning In – written by Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, and Nell Scovell, TV and Magazine writer.

What is your favorite activity in your free time?  Cooking, Walk/Running –  Hanging with my new great nephew…Brayden Alexander!!  Also LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY – Enjoy watching Tennis!

Where would you most like to travel that you have never been?

Australia; Thailand; France

If you could have any career other than your current one, what would it be?  When I was in second grade, I wanted to be like Lucille Ball!  I really enjoyed watching I LOVE LUCY!

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