|Erica Robes – MASNA Event Manager:
It was only after graduating from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina with a dual bachelors degree in Political Science and Asian Studies that Erica discovered an affinity for event planning. Choosing to follow this newfound love and turn passion and knack into a career, she moved to Orlando and enrolled at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management to pursue a second bachelors in Event Management.
While at UCF, Erica jumped on an opportunity to work for Global Experience Specialists, a trade show management company overseeing prominent shows like the Global Pet Expo, Helicopter Expo, and biannual Surf Expo. Wearing multiple hats and juggling multiple projects, she was able to hone in her customer service and exhibitor relations skills while making vital connections and gaining the presence necessary for a powerful emergence into the industry. Taking on the Event Manager role within MASNA represents the culmination of such efforts and the pinnacle of a budding career.
In her free time Erica enjoys spending afternoons at Disney, being a mom to her puppy, Pepper, and never turns down the opportunity to make a mess with acrylic paints.