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ALAINA HEE, DMCP
GENERAL MANAGER
ALLIEDPRA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
ALAINA.HEE@ALLIEDPRA.COM

OLIVIA WONG
MANAGER, GLOBAL ACCOUNTS
HELMSBRISCOE
OWONG@HELMSBRISCOE.COM

What's one of your biggest professional
success stories?

What's one of your biggest professional
success stories?

In 2013, I moved from San Francisco to Honolulu to open
the AlliedPRA Hawaii office. I called the islands home for
just over a year, and in that time, we grew from a brand-new
company to a successful organization. It proved to be one of
the most rewarding and challenging experiences in my career.
Hawaii continues to hold a special place in my heart, and even
though I moved back to the AlliedPRA Northern California
office, I continue to follow the success of AlliedPRA Hawaii.

For a number of years, I was an insurance professional, and I
decided to change career paths and join the meetings and events
industry. This was a crossroads for me because taking that leap of
faith to begin a new path in this unfamiliar industry was challenging
and intimidating, but makes me much happier.

How do you define success?
Success is looking around a room at the collection of people
working toward the same goal, with a smile on their face, and
a look of pride beaming from within.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of
work?

How do you define success?
I think success is a relative term. I used to think success meant
achieving financial success. Now, a little older and wiser I hope,
I believe it means being happy in your profession. Since joining
HelmsBriscoe as a site selection specialist, it has provided me
amazing opportunities. I've been able to travel, see wonderful hotels,
build wonderful relationships with my hotel partners, industry
partners, and provide the best customer service to my clients. I enjoy
my job and know this will lead to success in my profession.

Explore! On the weekend, I'm constantly on the hunt for a
new place to eat in San Francisco, and I love taking weekend
trips to any of the amazing destinations just a short drive
away. I also love to travel beyond Northern California both
domestically and internationally. Traveling is my favorite way
to learn about other cultures and is my favorite excuse to try
all types of cuisine.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?

Where is the most interesting place you've
ever traveled?

Where is the most interesting place you've
ever traveled?

Cartagena, Colombia, is high on my recommendation list
for anyone looking for a new adventure. I'm marrying into a
Colombian family, so I was lucky enough to have some insider
tips, but it is a very friendly destination for travelers. It's
the perfect blend of history, warm beaches, vibrant culture,
amazing food and an urban lifestyle.

India. It's a country so enriched with culture and history, and has
such beautiful temples and architecture. And, the way of life feels like
organized chaos!

What is the one thing you can't live without?
Well, the obvious answer would be my black lab and golden
retriever mix, Woodson, but one other thing that I really could
not live without is cheese. I consider myself a turophile and
fan of all things cheesy.

I love spending time with family and friends. When you're in
the events industry, a lot of your working hours are outside normal
business hours and thus, you miss out on some personal time. I really
value my time having dinner with friends/family, or visiting LA to see
my niece. I also love to travel, so I try to take opportunities to go travel
when I can, too.

What is the one thing you can't live without?
My niece, who is nearly 1 year old. She lights up my world, and I
love watching her grow. Everything she is doing right now is just so
new, and I wished we lived a closer to each other. But, it's so exciting
to see her on the verge of walking, eating new foods, or just clapping
her hands. Her smile can make my heart melt, and her cries make me
want to hold her. It's a roller coaster of emotions with that one.

What's your favorite inspirational quote?
What's your favorite inspirational quote?
"Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker
in the room." - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Spring 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
Innovation Corner
Marijuana Tours & Events: Challenges & Perceptions
MPINCC’s 2018 Annual Conference & Expo
Wine Country Open for Business
Corks & Forks: A Culinary Art Experience
Meetings Minute
Member Spotlight
MPINCC New Members
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Intro
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover1
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover2
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 3
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 4
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 5
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - President’s Message
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Innovation Corner
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 8
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Marijuana Tours & Events: Challenges & Perceptions
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 10
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 11
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 12
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 13
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 14
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 15
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - MPINCC’s 2018 Annual Conference & Expo
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 17
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 18
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Wine Country Open for Business
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 20
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Corks & Forks: A Culinary Art Experience
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Meetings Minute
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 23
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 24
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 25
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 26
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 27
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Member Spotlight
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - MPINCC New Members
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover3
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover4
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - outsert1
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - outsert2
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - outsert3
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