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charles richards III, cmp

conference manager

Really good at: Grilling

Known for: Having a great listening ear and being easy to work with

Loves: My family, traveling, trying new restaurants, good music, reality tv, and being on the beach

Guilty as Charged: Recovering foodie… I love trying new dishes, cooking them, and recording the cooking session for YouTube!

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About Charles

Calm, cool, and a recovering foodie Charles Richards, III, CMP joined the Meeting Expectations team in 2021.

As a Conference Manager, Charles oversees the exhibitor and sponsorship communications and fulfillment as well as overall expo floor logistics for some of Meeting Expectations corporate clients.

Before Meeting Expectations, Charles served as an event manager at the Georgia World Congress Center, where he handled overall event logistics and operations. Charles has managed a wide variety of events and conference sizes, but his most premier events include Super Bowl LIII, Verizon Wireless Super Bowl Live Music Festival, the College Football Playoff Championship Game Tailgate Experience, Centennial Olympic Park 4thof July Celebration, and the Inaugural SEC Summerfest, presented by Regions Bank.

Charles attended Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism Convention Event Management. He also holds a designation as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).