Meydenbauer Center’s New Sales and Events Management Team

Meydenbauer Center, the second largest convention facility in the greater Seattle area, recently promoted Sara Dahl, CMP to event services manager and Shannon Martella to guest services manager. Prior to their promotions, Dahl served as guest services manager and Martella as event coordinator.

As guest services manager, Martella is responsible for responding to event inquiries, meeting with new and existing clients, and planning and executing events. She joined Meydenbauer Center as event coordinator in 2016. Prior to that, Martella worked as a wedding planner and coordinator throughout the Puget Sound Region.

As event services manager, Dahl is responsible for attracting, selling and marketing new events and holiday parties, as well as promoting catering sales to potential building users. She previously served as guest services manager of Meydenbauer Center since joining the organization in 2013. Dahl is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Washington Society of Association Executives (WSAE), and she recently obtained her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification.

“We enjoy being able to provide outstanding current employees with new opportunities internally,” says Jane Kantor, director of sales for Meydenbauer Center. “Sara and Shannon both provide exceptional client service and possess superlative event management skills. We look forward to seeing them grow and continue to provide excellent guest and event experiences to our clients in these new roles.”

Meydenbauer Center completed a substantial renovation to its interior and exterior in March 2016. The update transformed its Center Hall Lobby, 410-seat theatre and fourth floor meeting rooms, and refreshed the facility’s exterior to create a more inviting, tech- forward space.

Founded in 1993, Meydenbauer Center is a full-service convention center and theatre in Bellevue, Washington,
serving conventions, corporate and community meetings and the performing arts. Located in the heart of Seattle’s tech scene, Meydenbauer Center connects innovators with the best of Seattle’s Eastside and the ability to engage Bellevue, the Puget Sound area and the world. Its modern and welcoming atmosphere, combined with best-in-class service, fosters all-important face-to-face opportunities for the community, the region and out-of-town visitors.

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