We are pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Rocha to Events Specialist. Approaching a two-year milestone with Paragon Events, Karen has quickly advanced within our Association Management department through the execution of important member initiatives and operational functions, in addition to mastering the intricacies of event planning.
Skilled in customer service and communications, Karen has gained extensive experience by building a diverse portfolio of association, special event, trade show, conference, and networking involvement. On a day-to-day, Karen connects with a broad network of industries, professionals, and suppliers to ensure all updates are conveyed through our various channels. She also specializes in attendee engagement, registration management, venue sourcing, and most recently, strategic planning for virtual and hybrid events. In the last several months, Karen put forth strong initiative to pivot our in-person programs to a sophisticated digital experience by investing in detailed research of new emerging technologies and software. She quickly applied this knowledge to enhance our upcoming events and offer hands-on training to fellow peers and professional speakers of the industry.
“We are proud to continually watch Karen hone her skillset and achieve impressive results by providing creative solutions and measurable outcomes for every individual project. Karen’s tenacity, fearless pursuit of excellence, and unwavering focus of not only her own destiny, but the constant support to cultivate the success of her peers have proven that she is ready for this next step.”
–Francesca Radabaugh, Vice President of Operations & Director of Association Management
In this elevated position, Karen will continue to engage in the greater aspects of event management, venturing into more leadership practices and technical logistics. Fluent in three languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese, in addition to having a firm understanding of French, Karen also offers a solid foundation for supporting more globally focused programs and corporate initiatives.
Congratulations Karen, and we look forward to this growing adventure!