With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Sherry Romello enjoys consulting on meetings and events projects. She relocated to Greenville, SC after her husband retired so they could play more and work less. Between projects, cycling consumes most of their days.
She has planned for all types of sizes of meetings from your small exclusive events for 25 people to large events with over 20,000 participants and everything in between. The part Sherry enjoys most about planning these events is that you work to deliver a great event. You can analyze what you did well and what can be done differently. Often times an event can be an annual event and that allows you to make adjustments for the following year. One of her favorite things about the industry is the ability to work with such talented people. A lot goes into putting together a great event, especially one as large as 20,000 people. Through her experiences, she has met a lot of great and talented people that have helped her with her successful career. She takes pride in developing and encouraging others professional growth.
Through her long and successful career, Sherry has embarked on many great memories. Perhaps her most fond memory is opening day of the NACS Show in Las Vegas during 2005. The NACS Show is a 25,000 person event bringing together exhibitors who provide products to convenience stores and attendees who own, manage, or run convenience stores. With the event originally set to take place in New Orleans, six weeks prior to the event, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans leaving the meeting event location in doubt. The NACS Leadership team sprung into action and began searching for different locations and dates. With very limited options in destinations large enough to accommodate such a large group, Las Vegas was selected and the meeting was rebooked for mid-November of that same year. Our team literally moved everything for this large event, this included, signage, hotel rooms, exhibits and many other aspects that went into this event. By the time November rolled around, the event was more than ready and NACS put on one of our best shows ever! To this day, people still marvel at how the NACS team was able to execute such a daunting task.