GET TO KNOW OUR TALENTED TEAM BEHIND OUR EXCEPTION EXPERIENCES! MICAYLA DIENER, SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, IS PICTURED HERE CUDDLING UP TO HER PRECIOUS DOG!
What is your most memorable event to date?

I truly cherish all of the events we do – from meeting management, to décor to team building. However, one event does stick out in my mind. A few years ago, CSI was lucky enough to work with a group that was commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We provided transportation for three days for more than 1,000 people of all ages going to evening ceremonies in the city. There were a lot of moving parts to this event and they had never worked with a DMC before. The Vice President even attended at the last minute, which threw a wrench in the planning, but we were able to ensure that things went smoothly! The opportunity to work so closely with this group and to be a part of this event was an honor and eye opening experience.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

Coming in everyday! How cool is it that we get to, in the DMC world, plan a different event every day? One day I could be planning a “Cabinet of Curiosities” theme for a group and the next day I could be working on the staffing to ensure a commencement ceremony runs flawlessly.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in the special events industry?

Always be open minded and positive. The event industry is small and you never know who you are going to run into down the road.

What is your favorite event venue?

There are so many to choose from – I think all the rooftops in the city here in Chicago are stunning, but even the small, unique venues are one of kind. You can’t beat the architecture and history here in Chicago.

What is the best event entertainment you’ve ever seen?

The African Safari Group – amazing acrobats!

If you didn’t work in the Special Events Industry, what would you do?

Either working in theatre or being a dermatologist.

Where were you born and raised?

Columbia, MD

What’s your dream vacation/favorite destination?

I have many on my bucket list, but Greece or Australia

How do you spend your time outside of work?

Many who know me know my passion for rescuing animals. I volunteer for an animal shelter on the weekends, enjoy getting my sweat on at the gym, hiking, festivals and crime TV!

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Thanks for playing along with Rachel Carey last time! Did you guess her lie? Rachel lived in Scotland for a summer when she was 10 and she went back to South Korea for the first time when she turned 30 – how cool! What was Rachel fibbing about? She never backpacked through Central America. Don’t worry Rachel, there is still time!