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Tess Vismale, CMP, DES

Founder and CEO of iSocialExecution

Meet Tess Vismale, CMP, DES: The Event Technologist, Award-winning Onsite Event Maestro, Dynamic Speaker, Facilitator, and Esteemed Educator

Tess Vismale is a native Chicagoan, an acclaimed Event Rescuer, and Founder and CEO of iSocialExecution Inc. (iSocialX). Renowned as a Tech Whisperer for DAHLIA+ AGENCY, co-host of the #EventTechPullUp Podcast, Instructor in the Meeting & Event Planning Program at UNC Charlotte, featured Professional Speaker and a Virtual Event Superhero, Her role on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP). In addition, she also is on the Editorial Advisory Board of ConventionSouth magazine.

Tess's contributions to the industry have earned her numerous accolades, including the BizBash 2024 Industry Innovator and the inaugural Tech Women of Impact Award in 2023. Eventex recognized her among The 100 Most Influential People in the Events Industry, The 50 Most Influential Event Technology Professionals, The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in the US and Canada, and an Eventex Awards 2024 judge. Her inclusion in the 2020 #BizBash500 list further cements her esteemed reputation.

She was spotlighted in Convention South magazine by the Event Industry Council. She was honored as a MeetingsProfs to watch by ConventionSouth and Smart Woman in Meetings Award winner in the Entrepreneur category and awarded Connect Association magazine’s “15 Over 50.” She is an early technology adopter in the Events space: inaugural class to receive Digital Events Certified (DES) since 2013, conferred by PCMA.

She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) member of Meeting Professionals International, Georgia Chapter (MPI, GA). Tess was formerly on the Board of Directors of the Green Meeting Industry Council Atlanta (GMIC), a member of Skål International, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and Association of Conference Collegiate Event Directors International (ACCED-i), "Meetings Trendsetter 2013". She was awarded the GaMPI Shining Star Award. Previously, she was the Alumnae Programs Manager at Spelman College, her alma mater with over 500,000+ attendees.


HONORS & MENTIONS:

  • Meeting Today featured in the article “A Multi-Generational Look at Women’s Leadership Journeys in the Meetings and Events Industry” 
  • By Eventex in 2023: The 100 Most Influential People in the Events Industry, The 50 Most Influential Event Technology Professionals, and The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in the US and Canada. 
  • 2023 inaugural tech  Women of Impact Award 
  • Nominated for the MPIGA 2022 Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Named by Eventex as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry 2021 and 2022
  • PCMA Feature for National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals’ (NCBMP)
  • MeetingsProfs to watch by ConventionSouth 
  • 2022 Smart Woman in Meetings Award winner in the Entrepreneur category. 
  • Judge, Event Technology Awards, 2019 - 2023
  • Fellowship Recipient, Invest Atlanta & The Rockefeller Foundation, 2021
  • Fellowship Recipient, Coalition to Back Black Businesses, 2021
  • Profiles in Media Outlets, including SouthConvention Magazine & Events Industry Council
  • Named a “Meetings Trendsetter 2014” by Meetings Focus Magazine
  • Shining Star Award (GaMPI), 2013
  • Phenomenal Speaker Award, American Business Women’s Association, 2012
  • Voted “Who’s Who in Black Atlanta,” 2012 & 2013
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman John Lewis, 2011

Website: https://www.isocialx.com/
Podcast: http://eventtechpullup.com/

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