Stacey Gardiner

President of The Gardiner Group (TGG)

 

Stacey Gardiner, is a well-respected consultant in the outsourcing industry.  Her broad expertise, results-oriented techniques and high integrity are the reason clients consistently contract TGG for additional assignments.  Prior to founding TGG, Stacey held corporate positions in the Washington DC metropolitan area including hotel management, development and management of professional development training, seminars, symposiums and national conferences, as well as managed a non-profit association.  Stacey is an active member of MPI, PCMA, and NAWBO.  Stacey has held leadership positions with the Potomac Chapter of MPI including Co-Chair of Education and Board of Director for Education and Chapter Initiatives.

 

 Consultant/President

July 1999-Present

The Gardiner Group (TGG), La Plata, Maryland

 

  Manage site evaluations, contract negotiations, logistics, budgeting, marketing, administration and on-site management for meetings, conferences and conventions.

  Manage conference and seminar activities including program theme and content, speaker identification and contracts, audio/visual, handouts and registration.

  Identify, negotiate with and oversee activities of conference subcontractors including signage, audio/visual, florist, transportation, photographer, destination management company.

  Manage competency-based certification program.

  Serve as liaison to Board of Directors, committees and subcommittees.

 

Acting Executive Director

 March 1999- July 1999         

Education Director

 May 1995-March 1999

  Society for Marketing Professional Services, Alexandria, Virginia

 

   Identified, developed and implemented plans to improve associationís governmental and employee structure and responsibilities, strategic plan, policies and procedures, and annual goals and objectives.

  Identified and recruited leadership volunteers for Board and committee positions.

  Responsible for both short-term and long-term decisions which impact all aspects of association management.

  Supervised 8 employees.

  Screened, hired, trained, evaluated, promoted, developed and terminated staff positions as needed.

  Served as liaison to the Board of Directors, committees and subcommittees.

  Developed and managed a $1.5 million operating budget.

  Conducted member needs assessments and developed, promoted, implemented and evaluated educational offerings including certification, national conference, seminars, and publications.

  Managed site evaluations, contract negotiations, logistics, budgeting, marketing, administration and on-site management for 500+ attendee conference.

  Managed conference and seminar activities including program theme and content, speaker identification and contracts, audio/visual, handouts and registration.

  Identified, negotiated with and oversaw activities of conference subcontractors including signage, audio/visual, florist, transportation, photographer, destination management company.

  Researched and implemented alternative adult learning formats.

 

Significant Accomplishments

Developed, implemented and managed the annual national conference marketing efforts and conference budget resulting in the following percentages of revenue over expenses: 1995--6%, 1996--28%, 1997--19% and 1998--31%; consistently exceeded budgeted expectation four (4) consecutive years.

 

Managed the development of the societyís first competency-based certification program and created supporting materials, i.e., candidate guide and application.

 

Initiated and registered the society as premiere providers of education with the American Institute of Architects.

Developed and implemented guidelines for educational programs offered at the national and chapter levels.

 

 Continuing Education

Coordinator Oct. 1992 - April 1995

 American Industrial Hygiene Association, Fairfax, Virginia

 

  Promoted from Conference Program Coordinator.

  Supervised and trained continuing education assistant and 15+ conference on-site staff.

  Conducted education needs assessments and developed, promoted, implemented and evaluated continuing education programs.

  Coordinated and managed logistics for a 500+ function, 10,000+ attendee annual meeting, seminars, committee meetings, and continuing education courses including contract negotiations, site inspections, logistics, signage, audio/visual and speaker housing/travel arrangements.

  Coordinated and managed 90 technical education programs over a two-day time period.

  Developed and managed annual project, program and committee budgets.

  Assisted in the creation of the departmentís strategic plan.

 

Significant Accomplishments

Developed and implemented marketing plan to increase annual cassette sales; increase by 50%.

Developed and implemented new abstract tracking system; increased staff productivity by 25%.
 

Technical Programs Coordinator

Oct. 1988 - Sept. 1992

American Association of Blood Banks, Bethesda, Maryland

 

  Coordinated and managed logistics for department workshops, seminars, conferences and committee meetings.

  Developed and managed annual project, program and committee budgets.

  Served as liaison to National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes and United Network for Organ Sharing.

 

Significant Accomplishments

Developed and implemented the Parentage Testing on-site inspection program, accredited laboratories increased by 7%.

Coordinated and managed Blood Bank, Transfusion Service and Parentage Testing  inspections for 2,400 institutions.

Coordinated the publication of Standards, Inspection Report Form, and Accreditation Requirements Manual for Parentage Testing.

                       

Retail Sales Manager

Sept. 1987 - Oct. 1988

                        Anita's Kids Place, Reston, Virginia

 

  Supervised 15 employees.

  Managed all aspects of retail operations i.e. bi-weekly payroll, monthly group purchasing and yearly garment inventory.

 

Front Desk

Sept. 1984 - Sept. 1987

Marriott Hotels, Arlington, Virginia

 

  Promoted from Health Club Coordinator.

  Assisted in task force to open 500 additional sleeping rooms; participated in Management Training Program; handled monetary transactions; and prepared a secure and accurate automated general ledger and financial reports daily.

 

Education

Marymount University, Bachelor of Science, May 1988, Arlington, Va.

 

Certification

Certified Meeting Professional, January 1997-December 2012

 

Awards

PMPI's April Star of the Month

 

Affiliations

Active member of PCMA, MPI, and NAWBO