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Senior BizComm Kelsey Spriggs (on the right in the photo) is interning near the Greenspring campus of Stevenson University at Gramercy Mansion, a bed and breakfast venue that also hosts gala events including weddings, rehearsal dinners, wine tastings, and more. Her mentor, Jennifer Sullivan, the director of marketing for the venue, is also a BizComm alum! Kelsey particularly enjoys writing weekly blogs and attending bridal shows to represent the site.

Several BizComm students and faculty members attended the most recent meeting of the Chesapeake chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association. They enjoyed a career panel comprised of professionals in event planning and management, hospitality, and event sales, and included (top photo, l-r) Lindsay Ruocco of Visit Baltimore"; Robyn Hulvey from the Henry Jackson Foundation; Richard Hays, the regional sales manager at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa; Jill Oxendine-Medley, of the Loews Annapolis Hotel; Marci Glavin, the associate regional vice president of HelmsBriscoe; Lesly Rehaut, director of sales for onPeak; Pat Mallak, a senior account executive for Marriott; and Janee Pelletier, COO of Conference & Logistics Consultants, Inc. The panel was followed by a "What's Trending" in the event planning business presentation by two employees of Feats, Inc. -- Petra Compel and Andrew Zill. The students and faculty from Stevenson included (l-r) Professor Stephanie Verni, Nicolette Stoner, Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus, Megan Donahue, Tara Shishmanian, Department chair Chip Rouse, Jackie Cooper and Christine Edwards.

Senior Frankie Reynolds is interning at gkv under the mentorship of Ellen Delaplane, an account supervisor at the advertising firm newly located in McHenry Row in Baltimore. Frankie is working with two major clients, Sprint and Medifast, for the advertising firm now celebrating 30 years in advertising, direct marketing, branding, digital and public relations.

Senior Peighton Perrone (on the right in the photo) is enjoying her internship at CareFirst in Owings Mills, where she is being mentored by Christina DeVaughn, the product manager in Marketing and Product Development. Peighton is using her research, writing, organizational and technical skills to find her way in the health insurance industry, particularly in the field of CareFirst's many health plans.

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