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Rod Abraham's Profile

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Rod Abraham, a recognized industry leader and pioneer in outsourced meeting management and onsite staffing on a national scale is now also providing consulting services to clients who value his experience and ability to structure cost-effective business models.

Abraham is the founder and former chief executive of other successful meeting industry concerns, including the Professional Meeting Planners Network (PMPN), which he sold in 2003. Named one of the meeting industry's 25 Most Influential by Meeting News Magazine, Abraham is an advisor to industry groups and has served in numerous leadership positions locally, nationally and internationally.

A charter member of the world's largest organization of event professionals, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), his many national and international positions and honors include chairman of the MPI Foundation board of trustees, member of the MPI international board of directors, recipient of MPI's first-ever Appreciation Award, MPI International Planner of the Year and trustee of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives Foundation.

Locally, Abraham's service has included president of the MPI Greater Philadelphia Chapter and president of the Delaware Valley Society of Association Executives. He also served on the boards of the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Clearwater, St. Petersburg & Florida's Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau. He was named Planner of the Year by his Philadelphia-based MPI peers.

A sought-after thought leader, Abraham has helped lead several industry standards-setting initiatives and has served on industry advisory boards of Disney, Omni, Sonesta and Westin. He also served on the advisory boards of the International Association of Conference Centers and Certain Software.

Rod is now bringing his years of expertise to selected consulting engagements with a passion for excellence and a laser-like focus on quality personal service and budget control as well as small business management.