100 Years of Advancing Destinations

Monique Gilliam, CMP

Meetings ManagerMonique Gilliam

Joining DMAI in 2013, Monique holds her bachelor’s degree in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University and subsequently began her start in the hospitality industry in museums and art galleries.

Monique comes to us from National Conferencing Inc (NCI), where she served as a 3rd party Event Planner and managed government, association and corporate events. Prior to NCI Monique spent four years as an Event Manager at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. She is a Certified Meeting Professional and spends her time volunteering for special events for local community non-profits.

Get to know Monique

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Nickname: Mo

First job in the tourism industry: Visitor Service Liaison, Valentine Richmond History Center

Three things that are always in your suitcase: Photo copy of my I.D. as a backup, My travel Bible, Crossword Puzzles 

Best travel tip: Be punctual… being late causes unneeded anxiety 

Aisle or window: Aisle—I like to people watch and see what’s going on around me

Planes, trains or automobiles: Automobile—I like to take my dogs everywhere if possible

What do you do with your free time: I’m pretty much game for anything as long as it doesn’t involve diving with sharks or jumping out of planes.  

Favorite quoteYou are only as good as the company you keep

If you could have a super power, what would it be: I wouldn’t mind Samantha from Bewitched magical power with a twitch of the nose

Three most commonly used apps on your phone: Groupon (I love a good deal), GPS, Google