Meet the Team
FOUNDER & CEO
With close to two decades of entrepreneurial experience, Brenda Howes brings her clients a portfolio of results that are based on dedication and trust. Since focusing on site selection for clients exclusively six years ago, she continues to work with the same clients that she started with. This level of retention is the only measurement of client satisfaction that matters.
The scope of her industry experience includes clients from all sectors, including associations, government, corporate and the extensive not-for-profit realm. Brenda has worked with clients from coast-to-coast and around the world doing global searches for that right place and time.
The three initial factors of a successful meeting continue to be location, location, location. With local, national and international experience, Brenda understands regional content and the importance of including the unique features of a destination into the overall planning.
Brenda considers the strong relationships she has made with hoteliers critically important to the success of the process. Understanding how a hotel assesses value is key to delivering value.
As a partner in the Howes Group and its Chief Financial Officer, Rod Howes has a thorough understanding of managing meetings and delegations — nationally and internationally. Assessing market trends for business and financial expectations is Rod’s expertise as he as managed portfolios valued in the millions.
His technical savvy is a critical component to the Howes Group’s success as he has managed the systems for the company since 1995. His ability to develop time-saving and cost-effective processes is something that simply comes with ease and experience for Rod.