Director of Event Strategy & Development
Michele Marcinick began at OHLA as the Hospitality and Communications intern in January of 2018 as a part of her Hospitality Management course study at The Ohio State University. After completing her internship and graduating with her Bachelor of Science in May of 2018 she officially joined the OHLA professional staff as the Communications & Events Coordinator in June of the same year. Since then, she has earned her Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) designation and grown in her position, planning 35-50 events a year for the association and connecting OHLA members through social media and communications.
Michele is no stranger to the hospitality industry as she began her career in food service at the age of 16. Since then she has worked with OHLA member The Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown and at Ohio State’s Fawcett Center as a Banquet Service Student Manager.
She has grown her passion and expertise for event planning not only through her degree, but also in her extra-curricular activities. Michele served as the Commencement Week Chair on the Major Campus Events Committee (now OUAB) at Ohio State for two years, planning student body functions for over 1,500 individuals.
Remaining active in the Columbus community by volunteering, Michele currently holds the position of Treasurer in the Gamma Alumni Chapter of the service organization, Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U) and as of the 2021-22 year, is taking on her role as a Member Advisor Coordinator for the Junior League of Columbus.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio (Go Browns!) she now resides in Columbus.
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