Erin Scholes, CMP, CSEP, CMM, DES is President and Founder of SD Meetings & Events, a third-party meeting management agency specializing in hotel sourcing, full-service meeting planning, and event operations staffing. She has over 20 years of meeting and event management experience planning hundreds of meetings and events. Erin and the team at SD Meetings have successfully converted their years of managing in-person events and are now sought after digital event experts. They have been helping clients find the right technology, tools, and tricks to produce events in the virtual and hybrid world.
Erin has been a dedicated member of the San Diego Chapter of Meeting Professionals since 2000 including serving as Chapter President. She is also a faculty member for San Diego State University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program. During her tenure in the business, Erin has been recognized with numerous industry awards including the coveted MPI Chair Award, Smart Women in Meetings winner, and MPISD’s Nancy Morrell-Swanson Visionary Award. She has also earned the respected professional designations Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP), Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM), and most recently Digital Event Strategist (DES).