Michelle is a Certified Meeting Professional at Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. She is responsible for project management of over 200 meetings collectively. This role requires expertise in travel management and hospitality while providing internal customers top-notch service. In her short 7-year stint at Purina, Michelle has received various awards and accolades for her work including Purina’s coveted “Five Talls” award. She was also recently promoted to a Senior Meeting Planner position.
In addition, Michelle serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Lead for on-campus Diversity & Inclusion events. She also serves on the Meeting Professional International Diversity & Inclusion committee where she was sponsored to attend a Thought Leaders Summit. In July 2020, she will begin a volunteer board position for MPI St. Louis serving as the Director of Media and Communications. Her personal philosophy is to always put her best foot forward, never stop growing, bloom where she is planted and remain true to her word.
In addition to her corporate professionalism, Michelle uses her time, talents and treasures in affiliation with the following organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Omega Chapter; Cultural Leadership; BUBAA (Bradley University Black Alumni Alliance); Big Brother Big Sister and Children’s Church at Westside Missionary Baptist Church. Further, Michelle is a new fellow in the 2019-2020 St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative Cohort 14 (a nomination-based initiative hosted by the Regional Chamber for top talent across the St. Louis region).
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bradley University.