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!
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?
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!