For more than two decades, Michelle Manire has provided time and cost-saving solutions, comprehensive conference and event management, and consulting services for a wide range of clients nationwide. Michelle is a high-achieving professional with extensive experience in the event and hotel industries. Michelle graduated from Leadership Long Beach, Goldman Sachs 10ksb, and MDE from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She has also earned certification as a Senior Certified Meeting Manager (CMM).
Following her success as the first woman hired as General Manager for two major hotel chains, she launched Coast to Coast Conferences & Events in 1994. When the pandemic hit in 2020, Michelle quickly pivoted and earned her certification in Virtual Event & Meeting Management and Pandemic Meeting and Event Design from the Event Leadership Institute.
Michelle excels at simplifying the event planning process and has developed her own proprietary systems to save clients time and money. She is also passionate about mentoring up-and-coming meeting planners and mentors women business owners in her position as the chair of the OC Forum for Women Business Enterprise Council West.
Steve is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in major media companies. He specializes in creating successful targeted advertising campaigns, leveraging strong negotiation skills with technical accounts, and building lasting relationships. At CTC, Steve adds value by driving new customer acquisition, building brands, and increasing revenue.
Zia Bella Blair is a dedicated and accomplished professional with a passion for creating events that actively benefit the community and foster connection. Her attention to detail and determination shine through in her work, making her an invaluable member of any team. She has years of experience in client communication and administrative work and is adept at multitasking and tackling complex projects. Outside of her administrative roles, Zia Bella has a knack for creativity. She has experience in website design and graphic design, using platforms like Canva to tailor designs to clients' exact specifications and needs.