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Ep 03 // Carol Galle // Special D Events

The Event Guys June 15, 2021





#eventprofs #weddings #events

On this week’s episode, The Event Guys invite Carol Galle into the studio and the guys discuss:

• Getting into the event industry from another field
• Starting and building your own successful event company
• Connecting & networking with event profs and becoming a leader in the industry

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Carol Galle is the co-founder, president and CEO of Special D Events, a live and virtual strategic event management agency and Detroit destination management company (DMC). For nearly 30 years she has led the company’s production of events in each of the 50 United States as well as internationally.

Her contributions to the event industry include:

  • serving as a columnist and Editorial Advisory Board member for Michigan Meetings + Events magazine.
  • co-founding the Detroit Events Council
  • co-founding the University Event Planners organization
  • launching and leading the Detroit Chapter of the Live Events Coalition

Carol was inducted into the Hall of Fame as “Best Meeting Professional” by Michigan Meetings + Events magazine. She is a recipient of the LASSO 2020 Top 100 Women in Events award, the Lynne Shivers Leadership Award, SPIN 40 Over 40 Award, and Corp! Magazine’s Most Valuable Professional Award.

Most recently she was named by Biz Bash magazine as one of 100 Most Influential People in the Events Industry.

She is a Certified Meeting Planner and Certified Virtual Event and Meeting Manager.

Additional Achievements:

  • LASSO 2020 Top 100 Women in the Event Industry
  • Biz Bash 2019 Top 1000 Most Influential Event Professional
  • Lynne Shivers Leadership Award
  • Corp! Magazine MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award
  • Michigan Meetings + Events 2013 Hall of Fame – Best Meeting Planner
  • Senior Planners Information Network (SPIN) 40 over 40 Award
  • Contributor to the Michigan Safe Meetings in Michigan report through Michigan Society of Association Executives
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