About Griffin Conference Group
We are a team of professional meeting planners dedicated
to providing exceptional customer service to our clients. Through our
years of experience, we have developed industry contacts and business
relationships with well-respected industry partners. This enables us to
locate the best services and vendors for your event. At Griffin
Conference Group, our staff are experienced meeting professionals who can save
you time and money.
Specialized Meeting Services
We specialize in working with academic and educational
groups. We understand that every meeting, like each organization, is
unique. We work each client to determine how we can best assist
them. We will handle a specific portion of your meeting or manage the
Benefits of Our Services
Planning a successful conference requires more skill and
time than most people realize and mistakes can be costly. At the
same time, organizations today often have fewer staff handling more
responsibilities. Our expertise in conference management allows you to
have a professionally managed conference without burning out your staff or
Shelley E. Griffin, CMM is the
founder and president of Griffin Conference Group. She is a well-respected
industry leader with over twenty years of experience. In 2009 she was one of 42
to earn Global Certification in Meeting Manager (CMM) which is the most
prestigious designation in the meetings and event industry.
Prior to establishing GCG, Shelley served as the
Conference Manger for the Archaeological Institute of America. She also taught
Negotiating Techniques for Meeting Professionals in the Meeting Management
Certificate Program at Bentley College.
Shelley led in the establishment of the New England
Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and served
as its first president. She is an active member of PCMA and Meeting
Professionals International (MPI). She also is a member of the
program committee of the New England Society of Association Executives
(NESAE). Shelley earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.
Lauren Lombardi, Project
Manager, brings over 10 years of experience which includes managing
numerous industry trade shows and conference groups. In addition, she has 5
years of print production experience, both with electronic layout and working
with print vendors.
Ellen Sullivan, Project
Manager, began her professional career in retail management.
Following that, Ellen transitioned to event planning and has over 13 years of
experience, primarily with fundraising campaigns. Ellen has a B.S. in
Biology from Bucknell University.
Griffin Conference Group is a proud member of:
Professional Conventional Management Association (PCMA)
England Society of Association Executives (NE/SAE)
Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau