One of the things that Devoted to Your Event LLC prides itself on is its exceptional staff. From the behind the scenes planning to the event day executions, our team is 200% hands on. This month we will be highlighting one of our staff members who is constantly working towards growing our clientele and educating our target market. That individual is Amber Bentley, our Social Media Marketing Manager and one of our Event Assistants!
Amber is 22 years old and from Clinton, Maryland. She received her Bachelors of Arts in May 2015 from the illustrious Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. While in college she majored in Public Relations and minored in Marketing, and was involved in many organizations and clubs. She loved PR ever since high school, but grew more in love with event planning as each school year progressed. During her final semester at Hampton, she signed up for an Event Planning elective that truly changed her career goals. In that class she learned how to plan an event from beginning to end, executed many “mock event” projects, and also planned several events on campus on behalf of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. This class undoubtedly marked her love for event planning and she knew that when she graduated from college that this was the route she would want to take.
Amber joined Devoted to Your Event (DTYE) in August 2015 and has been a tremendous staff member ever since. She described her experience with this company so far as “truly exceptional.” She stated, “I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with DTYE! To be able to come out of college and find a job that is exactly what I wanted to do in life was so unexpected. I love the fact that I not only get to work with event planning but I also get to further develop my craft in public relations/marketing through my Social Media Marketing Manager role! This role requires a lot of dedication and creativity and I love all of the new information that I have been able to learn thus far.”
When asked if she had any information to pass down to other young aspiring event planners, Bentley replied, “I truly recommend anyone who is interested in the event planning industry to get involved with a company however you can. You may not get a full time role right away, it may be part time or even an internship, but it is so much better than having no experience at all when you are looking to get into this industry…There is a lot of work, sometimes very tiring, that goes into putting together an event but the end result is always completely worth it! I love everything about working for DTYE and I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for our CEO Tracy Pope and her company!”
We are truly grateful for Amber’s dedication with Devoted to Your Event, LLC and we cannot wait to introduce you to the rest of our amazing team!
Photo Courtesy of Baglan Abisheva