BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Patty Stern, CMP, VP of Education & Programs
Patty was a pioneer in the meeting & event industry with technology, embracing the role that strategic marketing plays to generate excitement, increase attendance at events and conferences and streamline the process.
She is the creative trust behind PattyStern.Com, which houses three service divisions: Patty Stern Creative, DMM Group Meetings & Events and her latest endeavor, Ladies Who Lunch NYC Spouse Programs & Client Events, which produces Spouse Programs and Client Events for CVB's & National Sales Offices.
Holding a BFA in Advertising (’86) and a Masters in Marketing (’92) from SMU in Dallas, Texas, Patty has been front and center in the business community, for many years in Dallas where she grew up, then New York City and now New Jersey!
She started her company in 2001 in Dallas, Texas with a primary focus on full-service conference planning for inbound global corporations and organizations with representative attendance of 200 to 5,000 people.
She became well-known in both corporate and social circles as a specialist who understood and delivered on the principal of “no is not an option” through her dedication to personal service and attention to detail. She became expert at working closely with corporate clients, CEO’s, VIP’s, speakers, celebrities, politicians and visiting dignitaries from all over the world.
She enjoys the freedom of operating a boutique firm that affords her the time to focus on a select client base that yield high-profile projects and require a very “high-touch” approach.
Patty was a pioneer in the meetings industry with technology, embracing the role that strategic marketing plays to generate excitement, increase attendance at events and conferences and streamline the process. Her company provides full-service communication services to include website design, strategic marketing campaigns (email and social) and online registration capabilities to help clients manage attendance and revenue goals.
In addition to serving on the board of ISES NJ North, Patty serves on the Executive Board of MPI New Jersey and on the Board of Directors for Junior League Short Hills. Patty is involved in her community as an active member of NCJW Essex and the Event Production Chair for the American Cancer Society Diamond Ball. Dear to her heart is a weekly exercise class she teaches for seniors aged 70-93 who reside in West Orange, NJ.