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"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value." Albert Einstein

Providing services of value, delivered with integrity is at the very core of who I am as a business person and is reflected in everything I do at CSG Meetings Management and Consulting. My clients seem to think so too:

“.Chris Greenslade is an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Chris works to ensure the proposal through contracting phase is easy for both the hotel and the organization. The continued support Chris provides truly shows his dedication and partnership. Chris provides a fair insight for both parties during contracting and is easy to find a quick solution to any issue. I look forward to working with Chris for many years to come. Thank you Chris for all that you do!”

Ellisse Goss, Sales Manager (OVC-DOJ 2018 Annual Grantee Meeting)
Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC

“CSG Meetings Management & Consulting is a great company to work with when it comes to coordinating groups. Chris Greenslade, in particular, has a great personality and willingness to answer any questions I have. In addition, his timely responses ensure me that both his client and our hotel are always a priority.”

Shauntice Gray, Sales Manager
Fairfield Inn and Suites Washington, DC

“Chris, I would like to convey my sincere thanks and gratitude to you and playing a major role in getting meeting specifications to me in a timely manner which led to a very successful conference for the NOVA 2017 program. You are wonderful to work with and very flexible. Thank you for your professionalism! I speak from the heart when I say THANK YOU for the many “behind the scenes and in front of the scenes” things that were done to make it all come together!!”

Estela Beton
Meeting & Event Manager
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA

“I started worked with Chris in early 2017 for a May 2017 event. He was very helpful keeping me in the loop on where the client was in the selection process as well as helping us work through the contracting details. Chris was quick to respond to emails and while he was definitely working in the clients best interest, he was fair and understanding from the hotel perspective. When it came to a few contractual clauses Chris worked with me to make sure we were able to put together the best contract we could, as quickly as possible. He stayed up to date on the event after it was booked and checked in to make sure the client was happy with a successful event once it concluded. It was great working with Chris through the whole process and we to hope to work with him on another event soon!”

Lauren Witt
HMCC I Sales Manager
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA
2017 OVC-BJA Joint Meeting

“I really enjoyed working with Chris to secure a business opportunity for my Hotel in 2018, not only was he an advocate for his Client, he truly understood the Hotel business. He was as much as a partner for his Client as he was for my Hotel. His experience, knowledge and willingness to help in all contract negotiations was very much appreciated. I welcome the opportunity to partner with Chris on future business.”

Molly R. O'Connor, Sales Manager
Hyatt Regency & Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, CO

“Chris was great to work with on securing the hotel contract for the ICF Incorporated - Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting that took place in August 2017. He had excellent communication and responded to any questions I had in a timely manner. He did a great job in letting me know the client’s needs and getting me in contact with the main client re their meeting space needs. I would certainly work with Chris again in the future.”

Jaylynn Schubauer, Catering and Sales Manager
Hyatt Place Lincoln/Downtown-Haymarket, Lincoln, NE

“Chris, It was a pleasure working with you on the April 2017 NeighborWorks America ‘Hope in the Delta’ Rural Conference. You did a great job of communicating and keeping me informed of the client’s needs and expectations for the conference. I really hope to get to work with you again in the future.”

Kandace Smith, Event Planning Manager
Sheraton Memphis Downtown, Memphis, TN

“Chris, I appreciate your dedication and timely responses when it comes to making sure I am able to offer the best value to your clients. As a Sales Manager in the hospitality business I applaud your win-win successes.”

Tamika Glover, Government-Corporate Group Sales Manager
Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA
May, 2017 ICF Incorporated, LLC - VOCA Regional Meeting

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for being such a great partner for the 2016 NeighborWorks America – All Staff Meeting. I knew the process was going to be a seamless one as soon as you began to transition details over. The rooming list was just in the right format to ensure that we could expedite confirmation numbers for over 100 plus rooms. You kept on top off all of the room updates, changes, notating VIPs and ensuring that the billing was accurate for any special billing requirements.

I appreciate you taking the time to come out and do site visits to ensure that the space was the perfect fit for each of the sessions that would be taking place. The 'Road Maps' that you sent over to detail the room specifications were detailed perfectly. This is very important because it makes the difference with having to make room adjustments while the client is on-site. All the details were perfectly laid out which made it seamless to execute. You highlighted special requests/dietary needs regarding F&B. You were always visible and checking to ensure that timing, etc. was being followed.

You are a great asset to have not only for your clients but as a hotel liaison. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you in the future.”

Monica Nillen, Assistant Director of Convention Services
Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Tysons, VA

“Chris was a pleasure to work with on securing the hotel contract for the 2017 Freedom Network USA Conference! His attention to detail, professionalism, and excellent communication regarding the client’s needs, as well as the Hotel’s was greatly appreciated. He made the process seamless and kept everything moving quickly and efficiently. The true understanding of a program and the client's organization is something we hope for from every planner, but Chris has set the bar high and I look forward to working with him on many future programs!”

Kim McDonald, Assistant Director of Sales
DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City, Washington, DC

“We sure learned a lot and super glad you had so much experience at all of this…we were all new at it! And you handled the hotel superbly, you were like 'Radar' from Mash, you literally knew what I was thinking or about to say and you were on it before I got the words out! Thank you so much for all of your hard work, long hours and calmness during the storms!”

Laura Rohman, Planning Committee
2016 NeighborWorks America All Staff Meeting, Washington, DC

“Working with Chris on the 2016 Fahe Conference was a true pleasure. His level of experience and professionalism is an asset to both client and venue. He was very responsive and prompt, which is much appreciated given the fast-paced environment of event planning. Never, at any time during the planning process, did I feel as though we were out of touch. His hands-on involvement with the group continued once they were on site, and he continued to be very easy to contact with any last minute questions. He was instrumental in ensuring that every element of the conference was flawless. His engaging personality and unwavering attention to detail made him the ideal planner. I hope we have occasion to work together again in the future and I whole-heartedly recommend him!”

Kristi Telsch, Conference and Events Manager
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA

“I cannot thank you enough for all of the assistance, guidance and encouragement, you provided throughout the course of our interaction. You on-call availability throughout this process has not gone without notice, and I cannot express my gratitude for all you did to make the hotel cooperative. THANK YOU! You lived up to your promise, in that you made us all look good. I cannot tell you the amount of positive feedback we have received regarding the ASM. Thanks again for everything.”

Phil Hood, 2016 NeighborWorks America All Staff Meeting – Planning Committee
Washington, DC

“Chris Greenslade is an absolute pleasure to partner with. We worked together on the planning and execution of a 1,300 attendee annual convention hosted at my hotel August 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Chris just gets it! He is organized, accessible, and a true professional. His passion for his work is apparent and his sense of humor and attitude make him a joy to be around. Chris's expertise is the reason the program was so successful for both his clients and the hotel. I would highly recommend Chris. I manage hundreds of meetings a year and Chris is the very best!”

Samantha Cianci, Meeting & Event Manager
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris Greenslade on the Regional VOCA Administrators Sleeping Room Block in June 2016. Chris was extremely professional, patient and easy to work with. We really appreciate his communication with us and the client as it helped us to all be on the same page and ensure the group's stay went smoothly. It is very easy to see that he values the partnership between his clients as well as the suppliers he works with and I highly recommend him.”

Threasa Hernandez, Sales Manager
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA

“Chris Greenslade has changed the planning landscape for our Annual Meetings! Instead of dedicating staff time to watching the room block and coordinating meeting room space and meals we can focus on the depth and quality of our programs and workshops. Onsite, Chris manages the day to day workings, and any glitches in the conference services. This frees up our staff to focus on the needs of our guests and members to ensure they have the best experience possible. It's hard to imagine anymore, what we would do without his expertise!”

Jackie Weiss, Membership Coordinator
FAHE (Federation of Housing Enterprises) Berea, KY

“Chris Greenslade is a trusted partner. He is articulate, prompt, knowledgeable, fair and conscientious. He is friendly and helpful and has a great sense of humor! He is serious about smart business, and responsible to assure that the needs and wants of his clients are presented concisely. He takes the guess-work out of negotiating, saving his clients and the suppliers time and money. I would highly recommend CSG Meetings Management and Consulting.”

Aimee Scott, Senior Sales Manager
Courtyard by Marriott, Ft. Wayne, IN

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris Greenslade for an August 2016 OVC-TTAC Forum. From the beginning inquiry process to the signature of the contract Chris was extremely professional, friendly, and always quick to answer any questions or updates I had during the process. I have worked as a Sales Manager for over 30 years, it is great working with someone who understands the hotel dynamics; we appreciate all his understanding and efforts during this process. I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to work together in the future..”

Mary Johnson, Sales Manager
Providence Biltmore Curio Collection by Hilton, Providence, RI

“Thank you Chris! As a Hotel Sales Manager I truly appreciate your timely responses to my questions and requests. You know your clients and the difference between their wants, needs and wishes. You knew how to translate that knowledge into a successful negotiation with the hotel making a win/win contract for everyone. It's a pleasure working with a professional and I hope to be able to do so again. I would highly recommend you to anyone who asks!.”

Sandy Shepard, Sales Manager, Wyndham Atlanta Galleria
Atlanta, GA (OVC-TTAC April 2016 Forum)

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris Greenslade on a client contract this past December, 2015 for a March 2016 OVC-TTAC Forum. Chris had great attention to detail and was very accurate. He was easy to work with and had outstanding communication skills which I appreciated very much. Chris is a true professional and I would love to work with him in the near future..”

Kaitlin Felix, Sales Manager
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

“Chris Greenslade is truly the best at what he does. I got to work with him on a program my hotel hosted in New Orleans and I wish all of my planners were as great to work with as Chris is. From the site selection/contracting phase to the planning and execution of the event, Chris was a true partner with the hotel. His knowledge, experience, expertise, attitude, versatility and genuine overall passion for his work was apparent from start to finish. He has a wonderful way of working for his clients at the same time as working with the venue. The result is a flawlessly executed event. I highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for the absolute best in his field.”

Jenifer Caluda, Senior Convention Services Manager
The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, New Orleans, LA

“As a hotel Conference Planner, one of the main things that I appreciate is a planner that has extensive knowledge of their customer as well as the complete understanding of what the hotel needs. From the first time I met Chris, I could tell that his goal was to form a great partnership with me because together, he and I are going to make the event planning process a seamless one. Our dialog in both the pre-planning and on site for the 2015 NOVA Conference was clear and concise but it always ended with some great humor. He is very well respected from his clients and when they say he is part of the family.......that tells you something. He was always available on site and treated our staff with the utmost respect. When hotel staff tells me "everyone is so nice and appreciative", that says something.”

Christi Baron, Director of Conference Planning
Intercontinental, Dallas, TX

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris Greenslade on a 2015 contract for Sonepar USA, in one of my Bay Area Marriott properties. Chris was extremely professional, patient and easy to work with. Chris really understands the internal process of the hotel world and the challenges that sometimes arise on the property level. We really appreciated this level of empathy and his thorough follow-up with the client and with the hotel that helped to make the program a success. I would love to work with Chris again and highly recommend him if you are looking for a planner with passion and persistent follow-through.”

Yvette Koebke, VP/Director of Sales
Remington Hotels

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris Greenslade on the NeighborWorks America Executive Director's Meeting in July of 2015. His expertise was apparent from the onset and enabled us to work very well together – I appreciated his communication as well as his attention to detail. Any challenges were addressed quickly and efficiently thanks to his expertise, helpful suggestions and positive attitude. I look forward to working with him again in the future!”

Jelena Karic, Convention Services Manager
Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Chris Greenslade on a contract for Sonepar, USA. Chris is a true professional with experience working on hotel contracts. He was quick to respond to all questions and communicated information between the client and myself very well. I had a very positive experience working with Chris and hope to have the opportunity to work together in the future.”

Chelsea Yoder, Sales Manager
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island Hotel

“You're looking for the best so don't hesitate to put your trust in Christopher Greenslade for all of your event needs. Over the last five years, Chris has repeatedly negotiated exceptional event contracts for us that, without him, would have never been possible. His advocacy results in significant cost savings for our organization, and the concessions he obtains are always consequential. We are a small non-profit membership association with an even smaller budget, yet, Chris never made us feel small; indeed, each year we feel like we must be his only clients because of his responsiveness and attention! My board was doubtful when I first insisted we go with an outside contract negotiator, now they won't allow us to proceed in event planning without Chris Greenslade!”

Karylinn Echols, MA, Executive Director
Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. Portland, OR

“I had the absolute pleasure of working with Chris on the 2014 NeighborWorks America All Staff Meeting in Washington DC. Chris always had the client's best interests at heart as he forged ahead through the planning process, but certainly understood the workings of the hotel and what was needed. The meeting had several moving parts, and was being planned by a committee at the client level. To have Chris filter through all of the information in order provide me exactly what I needed in a timely manner was incredibly valuable. His expertise and partnership ensured a successful program for both his clients and the hotel. I would gladly welcome the opportunity to work with him again!”

Eric Nylen, Assistant Director of Events
Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

“Chris Greenslade's extensive client knowledge and expertise made the contracting and meeting EASY! He is very prompt in correspondence and his calm, friendly demeanor is a pleasure to work with. I look forward to our next NeighborWorks America meeting with Chris! ”

Janine Raffray, Director of National Accounts
Lowes New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans.

“It was a pleasure working with Chris on the NeighborWorks America Executive Director's Meeting in July of 2014. From the initial pre-planning of the meeting, to the contracting process and all the way through the meeting he was on top of every detail! There were many changes to the rooming list and the program and Chris made sure to let us know what needed to happen and when to ensure his client had the most up to date information. His communication between his client and the hotel was outstanding! We would be happy to work with Chris again and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to plan a conference, meeting or an event!!”

Emma Voci, Express Meeting Manager
Alicia Buston, Senior Sales Manager
Hilton – Burlington, VT

“Chris was a Godsend in planning FAHE's Annual Meeting. Having someone familiar with the convention industry and able to take our very specific needs and translate them into a great contract with the venue saved our staff valuable time and money! He goes above and beyond, always responsive and was able to find us an AV contractor with very short notice. We've already got him on the hunt for our next event!”

Jackie Weiss
Membership Coordinator
FAHE, Berea, KY

“I recently worked with Chris on the 40th NOVA Conference. I have to say it was a complete pleasure working with him and his staff. From start to finish Chris was pleasant, accommodating and understanding. Onsite Chris was amazing! While being pulled in several different directions he was still answering questions, providing direction and problem solving. The conference was a very successful one.”

Malissa Salmon
Senior Event Manager
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

“It was a pleasure working with Chris on the NeighborWorks America NTI Reception at the Rosen Plaza Hotel! Chris and I spoke frequently, as we had very little time between the decision to have the event and the actual event. All went wonderful and perfect, thanks to Chris staying on top of everything and getting me the required information I needed on time.
 
I would highly recommend Chris as the planner for any meeting/conference/event!”

Jackie Neill
Senior Catering Sales Manager
Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL

“It has been a GREAT working with Chris on getting the 2014 FAHE conference here in Charleston, WV! I wish all my event planners were like him.”

Heather M. Oglesby, Executive Meeting Manager
Embassy Suites Hotel, Charleston, WV
FAHE 2014 Annual Meeting

“With 3 hotels in the mix, Christopher's ability and expertise to navigate the waters of negotiation was very impressive - he was great to work with. Chris kept me informed of the group's status and worked with us to eventually finalize a contract that was both agreeable and a 'win win' to his client as well as the hotel.”

Jessica Cheney, Express Meeting Manager
Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC
Gulbrandsen Chemicals, 2013 Annual Meeting

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Chris on this program, both he and I communicated regularly, and he always provided the most up to date information and changes from his client immediately to me. Chris clearly understands the meetings industry, and is a great partner to work with. It is very easy to see that he values the partnership between his clients as well as the suppliers he works with. While his conference was taking place – Chris continued this same partnership with our front line associates that in turn helped his meeting turn out to be a great success.”

Matt Terry, Senior Event Manager
Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, FL
NeighborWorks America 2013 Southern District Executive Director's Forum

“Thank you for all of your hard work, tired feet and strained patience during our premier event. Having been at this for a while, I know without fail that this event will always be the ‘best ever' when in your capable hands. You are truly the best there is in the event/hospitality industry and I want you to know that I truly value your work ethic and commitment to excellence in all that you do for our company.”

Gaynelle Lovelace
BB&T Corporate Sports Marketing & Event Planning
Winston Salem, NC

“Chris was great to work with during a recent contract negotiation for his group. His knowledge of the client's program and contract language requirements truly helped to expedite the process and keep it moving. Chris was always very responsive and worked with me to get a win-win agreement within the time promised.”

Michelle C. Bonham, Senior Sales Manager
Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, 2014 Spring Conference

“Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with! He always kept me up-to-date regarding correspondence with his client, and really partnered with me to make the sale. His ability to balance both his client's and the hotel's needs made the sales process run smoothly. His responsiveness and overall communication were greatly appreciated and I look forward to working together in the future.”

Jenny Maher, Sales Manager
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
The Ritz-Carlton Spa & Golf Club
Orlando, FL

“When I worked with Chris for the Health Care Hospitality Network Conference in 2013, it was really a good experience. It is always refreshing to partner with someone who truly has the client's best needs in mind and can partner with you to make it happen. He is a tough negotiator with contracts, and gained a lot of respect from me, being a true advocate for the client. It was a delight working with him. Always polite and kind, working together to find a mutual agreement that works well for everyone. I look forward for the chance to do it again!”

Diane Spencer
Senior Sales Manager
The Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA

“From the beginning of the process, Chris sought ways for us to both save money and maximize the effectiveness of our event. He understood what mattered to the client and kept that in the forefront of his mind throughout the engagement. During the event, he and his team went above and beyond to ensure that everything went smoothly and that all needs, especially those that were unanticipated, were dealt with and met in short order. I would recommend him without any reservation, and look forward to working with him in the future.”

Michael Butcko
Deputy Director, Field Operations
NeighborWorks America – All Staff Meeting October 2012

“I've only worked with Chris once and he was absolutely amazing! He was very detailed, responsive and respectful of the Client's needs, as well as, the Hotel. Every site visit, phone call, and email was 100% professional. It was refreshing to have someone understand how the hotel operated. He made my job so easy! I look forward to working with him again.”

Ashley Thomas
Catering/Convention Services Manager
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
NeighborWorks America – All Staff Meeting October 2012

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris in placing his client at one of my hotels, the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Chris was very knowledgeable about what was important to his client so that we could find the right fit in San Diego for the meeting. There was always an open line of communication which made the transition from RFP to site visit to contract a smooth and easy process.”

Jennifer Hicks, National Sales Director
San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
National Organization of Veterans Advocates, 2013 Fall Conference

“It has been my utmost pleasure to work with Chris Greenslade over the past 3 years. He is professional, creative, and highly responsive to the needs and requests of my organization. I perform all the site visits for my organization, and his pre-planning activities (hotel site search, contract negotiation and site visit coordination) have helped to ensure that my time is well-spent and productive. I look forward to a continuing relationship in the ongoing future.!”

Regina Alegre, Exec. Administrator
National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
2011, 2012, 2013 (Spring & Fall Conferences)

“We have had the honor of working with Chris Greenslade for several years here at the Seelbach Hilton. It is always during Derby, which is our busiest time of year. He is hardworking, conscientious, trustworthy, polite and friendly. Most of all, his client's walk away feeling like celebrities after the event. There is no stone left unturned as far as his detailing an event. I would recommend Chris to anyone who would be putting together a first class event or incentive. He is truly a joy to work with!”

Debbie Spalding, Manager, Group Sales
Seebach Hilton, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Derby 2010, 2011, 2012

“This was the second year I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Greenslade. If ever I would recommend a company or person to head up meetings and events it would be Mr. Chris Greenslade/CSG. In our great city of Louisville at its busiest (Kentucky Derby), Mr. Greenslade's first priority was to make sure his clients were well taken care of and their needs were met to the highest standards. Chris clearly communicates exactly what is needed in a manner that just makes you want to provide the service to perfection. It is clear from the beginning that Chris is very dedicated to his clients. It was truly a pleasure to work with a man with such dedication, professionalism, upbeat attitude and a true team player.”

Annie Carey, Executive Services Coordinator
R&R Limousine, Louisville Kentucky
2011 & 2012 Kentucky Derby

“I have had the pleasure of working with Chris who is truly a professional. He is great at communicating the needs of his client and is very detailed and thorough. Chris is a true partner! He was a key advocate for our city and we could not have had the opportunity to showcase our destination without his efforts. I always look forward to working with Chris.”

Yvonne Guzman, Northeast Sales Manager
VISIT DENVER
National Organization of Veterans' Advocates 2012 Spring Conference

“There is no better person to work with than Chris if you need your experience to be perfect. His hands on approach is a forgotten art in this digital age where there is little or no personal attention to detail. Chris makes sure everyone feels special at the event, and even when contracting.”

Freda Alexander, Account Director Mid Atlantic Metro Area
Westin Grand Hotel, Georgetown, Washington, DC
2011 U.S. Open Golf Championship – Incentive Program

“We've worked with Chris Greenslade for several years in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby. He coordinates not only our transportation services, but everything the large business group needs, smoothly and efficiently. He is courteous, professional and cheerful, and a pleasure to work with.”

Joy Franklin, Charter Coordinator and Owner
Toby Travel & Tours Inc., Louisville, KY
Kentucky Derby 2010, 2011, 2012

“I love working with Chris Greenslade! He is a master communicator and understands the meetings industry--from both the planner and supplier perspectives. Chris is extremely diplomatic and negotiates a win-win situation for the buyer and seller. Truly a delight to work with!”

Teri McAlister, Director of National Accounts
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN
National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses 2012 Summer Conference
National Organization of Veterans' Advocates 2013 Fall Conference Site Visit

“Chris has been great to work with! He has been there every step of the way and has been excellent throughout the entire contracting process. It is truly nice to work with an individual of this caliber and with such a high degree of professionalism”

John Puglisi, Sales Manager
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA

“Chris Greenslade = time, patience, integrity and service. What a treat to work with someone that can have that honest and fair balance between client and customer. Chris can provide the pertinent details that can impact and provide a smooth and easy negotiating process which at times can be a very difficult task. ”

Thomas J Weitzel, Sales Manager
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

“Christopher Greenslade is a Coordinating Champion! He was an absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to end, on the 2011 NOVA Conference. His upbeat attitude and knowledge of the Planning business creates the perfect atmosphere and are the keys to his success. His ability to communicate openly and work as a Team to make things happen are true examples of partnership. It is clear when working with Chris that his goals are honest and sincere - to make his event successful through the eyes of his client and attendees! I welcome the opportunity to partner with Chris in the future!”

Nicole Trotter, Event Manager
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA

“Mr. Greenslade was the project manager for our 2009 Ryder Cup entertainment efforts targeting the largest corporate clients in our 11-state footprint. Our program included private and commercial air travel, ground travel, host hotel management, hospitality suite management for six days, on-site concierge service and gifting. It was a complicated project and Mr. Greenslade and his associates handled each aspect of the program adeptly and without complication. We continue to receive high marks from our clients.”

Pete Zifchak, SVP, Corporate Sports Marketing and Event Planning Manager
BB&T Bank, Winston-Salem, NC

“Our excellent working relationship with Chris Greenslade has proved instrumental in the success of the International Business Wales Trade Mission groups to the Americas where we have used his hotel site search and contract negotiation services. His extremely prompt and efficient responses even outside of office hours are so important to us especially bearing in mind the time difference between the US and the UK. No request seems too small, or large for him to handle and all are treated with the same care, attention and friendliness. Chris has certainly added value and I am happy to recommend his services.”

Lyndsay Snowden, Trade Mission Manager
CT Groups Conferences & Incentives, Kent, United Kingdom

“Christopher Greenslade and I negotiated a hotel win, client win contract for the 2009 NOVA Conference. It was refreshing to work with a customer that had a thorough understanding of the contract clauses. Chris worked diligently to get the best deal for his client, while understanding the hotel requirements. The partnership and integrity that Chris brought to the relationship went a long way when due to the economy there had to be some re-negotiations. The entire experience from the RFP process through program execution was delightful thanks to Chris' knowledge and professionalism.”

Tracy Davies, Account Director
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

“I have had the opportunity to work with Chris Greenslade for many years as the primary coordinator for our annual conference and he set the standard for me! Chris is the consummate professional who is well-organized, pays attention to every detail and is the epitome of the diplomatic troubleshooter! I wouldn't put on a conference or event without him!”

Jeannette M. Adkins, MEd, LPC, Former Executive Director and Board Member
National Organization for Victim Assistance, Alexandria, VA

“I have had the privilege and honor of working with Christopher Greenslade when the city of Houston undertook the monumental task of coordinating our annual conference. Chris exhibited extraordinary leadership and quite frankly, we would have floundered without him. Chris is the consummate professional every company and organization needs to ensure any successful conference.”

Andy Kahan, Mayor's Crime Victims Director
Mayor's Office, Houston, TX

“Chris is a top-notch business developer taking companies to the next level of their marketing strategies through meetings and events. His passion to grow relationships and to work symbiotically with his clients is infectious. I've seen, first hand, the loyalty and trust he builds. I welcome the opportunity to partner with Chris in the future.”

Dave Felix, Business Consultant
Charleston, SC

“I have partnered with Chris over the last 8 years (providing IT services for his events). He takes on the role of meeting planner and coordinator with a level of detail and insistence on "client comes first" that always make his events outstanding. He is among the most honest of partners that I've worked with and has an incredibly calm demeanor even when fighting (and seemingly always winning) battles on behalf of his clients.”

Ken Weinberger, Sr. Technical Consultant
Nexario Solutions, Long Valley, NJ

“I have had the pleasure to work with Christopher Greenslade on several different types of events over the past two and a half years. Our largest collaboration was working on the Ryder Cup in 2009 in Louisville, KY. When we arrived in Louisville, we were faced with a city that didn't have electricity due to a freak hurricane that came through the town earlier that day. This didn't seem to fluster Christopher one bit. He understands that things don't always go as planned and we have to deal with the situation as best as we possibly could. In a nutshell, we successfully shuttled over 100 guests over the course of seven days, from two different locations, to the golf course and back with ease. The clients were genuinely impressed and VERY pleased with the staff Christopher handpicked himself. We all played an integral role to the success of the event.”

Alexandra Haynes, Travel Director/Transportation Manager
Charleston, SC

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris during his Greater Phoenix site selection for the 2009 NOVA Conference. Chris is a delightful person to work with who is full of life and optimism. Chris is dedicated to ensuring his clients' needs and requests are met and exceeded. Chris is not only a dedicated, focused and driven professional, he is a vivacious person who exudes laughter and sincerity. It's refreshing to work with someone who is not only professional, yet personable and devoted to the meeting industry. I would highly recommend Chris as someone to work with not only based on his ability to get the job done, but also for the joy and wit to he exudes to all he is associated with.”

Amanda Ruiz, National Sales Manager
Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, Phoenix, AZ

“From his apprenticeship at NOVA in the 1980s, to his elevation to NOVA's first Conference Director, to his years in the private sector, Christopher has proven himself a great meeting planner. He is imaginative, innovative, and always energetic.”

John H. Stein, JD, Executive Secretary for Policy and Administration
International Organization for Victim Assistance, Newberg, OR

“Chris Greenslade was responsible for negotiating a very competitive contract for his client and then coming on site to manage the 4 day conference – he was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Chris has a true understanding of the challenges facing both his clients and his hotel partners, and is able to bring both parties together to find creative solutions that result in a win/win situation. He is a true professional!

Ashley Whitehead, Senior Event Manager
Kristin Spencer, Sales Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City, Washington, DC

“Chris Greenslade will get to work and make it work for you. He can handle every aspect of conference coordination, from negotiating venues to working with a team onsite. He is competent, reputable, dedicated and thoroughly committed to the success of the event. Working with Chris is a pleasure.”

Will Marling, Executive Director
National Organization for Victim Assistance, Alexandria, VA

“It was truly my pleasure to partner with Chris on the most recent NOVA Conference. He is committed to building a strong relationship with both his client and the hotel. He is uniquely confident, calm and charismatic when negotiating issues. Chris exhibits a positive and refreshing attitude and provides a high level of attentive, proactive and intuitive skills to a program.”

Becky Bailey, CMP, Senior Conference Services Manager
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

“I personally want to thank Chris for sharing his time and expertise with me and my students at the College of Charleston. He has been a guest lecturer for my Event Management classes for a number of years. He is renowned for his commitment to his clients, professionalism, and charm and we are truly grateful that he has been dedicated to the educational experience of our students”

Andrea S. Canberg, Ph.D., Internship Coordinator, Instructor
Hospitality & Tourism Management Department, School of Business & Economics
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

“Chris was great to work with and a true professional. Even after the contract process was completed he still helped his clients with any logistics needs and followed up with them constantly. He understands the hotel side and client's side which is a true asset. He's a great hotel partner”

Shelia James, Sales Manager
Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis

“The National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc., ("NOVA") has been utilizing the services of Christopher Greenslade since September 2009 to assist us in locating suitable venues for our twice yearly seminars, and to negotiate favorable contracts. We have found Mr. Greenslade's advice and assistance to be very useful to further our goal of presenting seminars which are comfortable for our attendees and profitable for our organization.”

Richard Cohen, Past President, NOVA Board
The National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc., Washington, DC

“Chris is truly a pleasure to work with! His understanding of both the client and hotel aspects of event planning makes the process seamless.”

Dionne Apple, Group Sales Manager
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC

“Working with Chris was a true pleasure during the contracting process with the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates Spring 2012 Conference. It was great working with a third party that understands the needs of their client as well as the needs of the hotel which made the contracting process a true partnership. Chris made sure to make him-self available when needed to complete the contract prior to the deadline, even while on vacation with his family, a sign of true dedication. I look forward to future opportunities to partner with Chris again and would highly recommend his services.”

Cynthia Kimm, Sales Manager
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO

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