Our Team

Melanie Pelouze-Schmidt

Director of Sales

Melanie Pelouze-Schmidt has enthusiastically worked in the international meeting and tourism industry for over 12 years. Her experience spans trade shows, conventions, intimate meetings and high end incentives. As the Director of Sales for the Convention Board of Toronto, she worked closely with the city's hotels and venues and was instrumental in securing numerous citywides. In her role as Global Project Director for the convention center in Munich, she helped US companies navigate the challenges of exhibiting abroad. As the Director of Sales at A&M, Melanie focuses her attention on helping companies leverage socially responsible meetings to motivate and reward employees and achieve business goals. Melanie is a founding member of the Mid Atlantic Chapter of The Green Meeting Industry Council and holds a BA in Corporate Communications and Business from the College of Charleston.

Favorite incentive destinations:
South Africa, Charleston, SC and Lake Como, Italy

Best piece of meeting planning advice:
"Don't just create a meeting, create an experience."


Dena Rose, CMP, CMM

Project Manager

Dena Rose holds a certificate in Conference Management and Event Planning from UNLV, is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and has her Certification in Meeting Management (CMM). She has planned everything from small board meetings to large conventions in both international and domestic venues. Dena promises to bring her skills to the table to make sure your event is strategic, efficient and innovative.

Favorite incentive destinations:
Ireland, San Diego, Bermuda

Best piece of meeting planning advice:
"Strategic Planning is as important as logistical planning if you want to maximize ROI."