About John George

As an experienced meeting professional, John employs his 32 years of industry experience to pour individual care into creating customized meetings and travel programs. Prior to his time at Gavel, John worked tirelessly to create a diverse knowledge of all aspects of destination travel and the hotel industry. Additionally, he worked for a major pharmaceutical company as their corporate meeting manager, and spent several years in hotel sales management at both Hyatt and Westin Hotels. He uses his specialized destination and product knowledge to guide clients toward the perfect location to achieve their goals. Employing his expert negotiation skills, he ensures optimal value while helping clients stay on or under budget. From start to finish, clients can enjoy stress-free meeting planning, knowing both big-picture and small details will run smoothly under John’s watchful eye. For the past 23 years he has been lending his expert knowledge to Gavel as an Account Manager.

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How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint in Meetings

2020-01-15T10:39:13-06:00June 29th, 2017|

It’s significant that the phrase ‘death by PowerPoint’ has entered general terminology among corporate meeting participants. Too many people have experienced meetings dominated by the mind-numbing misapplication of PowerPoint. The technology isn’t necessarily to [...]

Marks of a Polished Meeting Planner

2020-01-15T10:37:35-06:00June 15th, 2017|

There are a lot of meeting planners out there. It isn’t surprising, given the number of meetings occurring around the country every day. However, as is the case with every career, some planners are [...]

April 2017

5 Developments in Meetings Technology

2019-06-06T08:53:10-05:00April 27th, 2017|

Technological advancement affects every industry. Nothing is stagnant; there’s always a push for progress, for new developments. Meetings technology is a prime example: there’s a constant influx of new products and improvements to old ones. [...]