Welcome Heather Trent to the Merestone Cast!
Merestone’s new Director of Client Relations position has been filled by Heather Trent. Her extensive knowledge in the event meetings and management industry along with her enthusiastic personality pair well with what Merestone was searching for in a company front runner.
Heather is a twenty-year veteran in the hospitality and meetings industry who most recently worked for Visit Phoenix as Director of National Accounts. She was responsible for strategically placing citywide business in the Phoenix Convention Center. Her focus was to build new business opportunities and nurture continuous partnerships in Texas, California, and various Southeast states. Before joining Visit Phoenix, Trent was a Global Account Executive at ConferenceDirect, During her time there, she solicited new clients and executed site selection and contract negotiations on their behalf. Trent worked in sales for convention and visitors bureaus based in Washington, D.C. for Chicago, Denver, and Indianapolis. While living in Louisiana, she began her career at the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. She also has hotel experience serving as Senior Sales Manager at both the Courtyard/Residence Inn Downtown Austin/Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.
Trent was born and raised in Louisiana and is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations with a minor in Spanish. Trent has been an active member of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
On her days off, Heather is a loving dog mom to her rescued pup and she cheers on the New Orleans Saints. Certified as a yoga instructor, Heather has even practiced yoga with Saints players. Welcome to the Merestone cast!