Our next visit takes place on Wednesday, August 31st. We will visit Chris Giuntoli, who is the Director of Event Planning at San Francisco Marriott Marquis, one of the company’s most prominent hotels.
After graduating from Penn State University with a degree in hotel management, Chris began his career at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis as a Convention Services Housekeeping Aide and worked his way up to his current position as Director of Event Planning. Special tools like an audio calculator, high-intensity magnifying projector and a talking BlackBerry help Chris meet the demands of a fast-paced work environment.
Chris proclaims, “There is a big fulfillment in the management of an event. Achieving the customer’s goals is an unexplainable feeling, and the bond that you make with that customer is priceless.”
Chris has nearly two decades of experience in his field and many accomplishments, professional insights and exciting stories to share with our group, including his experience during the hotel’s grand opening on October 17, 1989, the day of the Loma Prieta earthquake.
In recent weeks we have visited a blind scientist, a blind massage therapist, a blind city budget analyst, a blind student accessibility coordinator, a blind attorney, a blind rehabilitation supervisor and a blind CEO. We look forward to our visit with Chris, as it will without doubt be another inspiring and informative installment of the LightHouse’s Jobsite Conversation Series.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 30, as space is limited. To register for the Jobsite Conversation Series, or to find out more about it, please contact:
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