An Interview with Sue Werb, CSEP
Alongside 2007-08 ISES president Connie Riley, CSEP, Sue Werb, CSEP, joined the International ISES Board of Governors at Eventworld® 2007 in Montreal. Read on to discover more about one of ISES' new leaders, from her start in the industry to joining ISES.
Q: Tell me a little about your current position and role at Simply Elegant Events Inc.
A: I am president of my company, which I formed shortly after receiving my CSEP designation in 2003. Simply Elegant Events designs, produces and manages events. While I have the ability to produce many types of events, I believe I have the most experience designing and producing corporate and/or social events.
Q: How and when did you get involved with ISES?
A: I attended my first Philadelphia ISES meeting in October 1999 and joined the association in January 2000. In 2001, the Philadelphia chapter needed a secretary, and since then I have served on committees and in leadership positions.
Q: What has been the greatest value or highlight of being an ISES member?
A: The greatest value is in all of the ISES relationships that I have been privileged to form in the past seven years. I have attended every Conference for Professional Development/Eventworld, The Special Event and Northeast Regional Conference since 2000. Those relationships gave me many opportunities to work outside of Delaware. In addition to attending these educational conferences, I've had the opportunity to travel to destinations I may otherwise never have visited. The education and leadership training I have received has expanded my knowledge in the special event industry. Although obtaining my CSEP designation has been both valuable and a highlight, one of the most memorable highlights was being named Volunteer of the Year in 2006.
Q: Why are you interested in serving on the ISES Board of Governors?
A: Serving on the Philadelphia board since 2001 and as regional vice president for the past two years has given me the opportunity to learn many aspects of the association on the chapter and regional level. I would like to expand my knowledge and involvement within ISES on a global level, and I feel that serving on the Board of Governors will allow me to continue my commitment to serving my peers.
Sue Werb, CSEP
Company: Simply Elegant Events Inc.
Address: 123 Susan Drive
Hockessin, DE 19707 USA
E-mail: [email protected]