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Alexandra Vekich was recently hired as an event coordinator at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as event coordinator at McNamara Alumni Center?
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Advance and grow in your career by obtaining the Certified Special Events Professional designation from the International Special Events Society.
The accreditation, established in 1993, is given to event professionals who successfully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for planning and executing all components of an event.
Stockton & Partners, Inc., the Philadelphia-based full-service planning and destination management company, has partnered with Global DMC Partners, a global network of independent destination management companies.