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MeetingPlay's #EventProfs: Lauren P.

Blair Pettrey

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Each Friday on the MeetingPlay blog we focus on our talented teammates that are behind the hard work of MeetingPlay - the dedicated faces behind MeetingPlay's mobile event apps and event technology. This week we meet one of MeetingPlay's newer client-focused account managers, Lauren P.

Meet Lauren:LaurenPirri.jpg1. What was your first job? Tell us about it.

My first job was working as a busgirl at West Bradford Grill, a family-owned restaurant in West Chester, PA. I eventually moved up to become a head server, once I was old enough to serve alcohol ;-), and even trained other staff and coordinated events. The job taught me a lot about responsibility and loyalty. Specifically, that the loyalty relationship goes both ways between an employer and an employee. This goes back to the golden rule, “treat others the way you want to be treated”. I truly value when a company works as a team.

2. Who has influenced you most in your professional path/career?

There is not just one person. I’ve had numerous influences in my professional path - from my husband to my parents, to my previous bosses. I am very appreciative for all of the support and teachings I’ve received.

3. What's your favorite part about working in the event technology (or events) industry?

Although I am relatively new to the event technology industry, I am not new to the event industry and what I love is that there is never, ever a dull moment. There is always something new. No one day is ever the same, which It can really keep you on the edge of your seat which, I think, is exciting!

4. Looking back, what career advice would you tell your 18-year-old self. 

A few tips…

  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes - this is a way of learning.

  • Always look for a challenge and always brainstorm ways to enhance what you’re already doing. There is always room for improvement.

  • When you want to take a chance, take it. Because each step you take will end up bringing you where you are meant to be.

5. What's your favorite thing to do when you're not working?

My absolute favorite thing to do when not working is spending time with friends and family, especially with my husband and son. I am a social butterfly and thrive on being around people. Summer BBQs, Friday night football games, neighborhood stoop hangouts, and vacations near the water are my top favs. My husband coaches high school football, so I’m lucky enough to still get to enjoy that Friday night excitement even though my high school days are long and gone.

Interested in learning more about what MeetingPlay's careers in event technology can be like? MeetingPlay is expanding, and we want to add you to the team! Want to learn more about the most engaging mobile event app and join the team?

Check out MeetingPlay's career page.