Tess Vismale, CMP, DES
Tess Vismale is an award-winning Chief Event Executioner & Event Technologist for iSocialExecution, Inc., an event execution firm; Tech Whisperer for DAHLIA+ AGENCY, #EventTechPullUp Podcast Co-Host, Virtual Event Superhero and Speaker. For years she has educated the business events industry on Event Tech. Tess is a member of the inaugural class to receive the Digital Event Strategist Certification (DES) conferred by PCMA.
Tess thrives virtually and face-to-face managing events logistics and tech merged with events. She is a Live Virtual Event Associate with ExecOnline. Tess was awarded the distinction of being named one of the United States' most influential event professionals with a well-deserved place on the 2020 #BizBash500 list! She was recognized as a member of Connect Association magazine’s “15 Over 50.” The honor highlights the top professionals in the events industry. Tess is a Certified Meeting Professional and member of Meeting Professionals International, Georgia Chapter (MPI, GA).
She is the former Tech Evangelist for The Meeting Pool, Senior Event Lead, Atlanta Botanical Garden; Conference Center Manager, Atlanta Technical College where she served on the President's Leadership Team. She is formerly on the Board of Directors of the Green Meeting Industry Council Atlanta (GMIC), member of Skål International, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Association of Conference Collegiate Event Directors International (ACCED-i) and stage-managed for TEDxPeachtree's "Meetings Trendsetter 2013" and was awarded the GaMPI Shining Star Award. Previously, she was the Alumnae Programs Manager at Spelman College.
Vismale was featured in the Connect Meeting Intelligence Magazine's article, entitled "How I Work: Tess Vismale on Executing Events." She has presented for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Connect Meeting's Collaborate and Diversity Marketplaces, and PCMA's Convening Leaders Conference on tech tools and social media for event and fundraising professionals. Most recently, Tess became a founding member of a new professional community, The Association of Influencers and Thought Leaders (AIT). Of note, Tess has continued to be a voice for her industry post COVID-19. While the events industry has taken a significant hit due to the danger associated with this virus, Tess has continued to share her knowledge in wisdom virtually. A native Chicagoan by way of Atlanta, she holds a BA from Spelman College, enjoys social media, creative visionary thinking, tennis & watching mixed martial arts (MMA).