Shelley Pigéon began her distinguished career in the meetings and conventions industry in 1988 in New Orleans, her native city, working for several destination management companies. In 1995, she joined Signature Events as Director of Sales and purchased the company with her co-worker three years later. She is very active in the industry and has served on the Gulf States Chapter Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) for three years as VP of Finance, VP of Administration, and VP of Membership. She is also an international member of MPI and holds the designation of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and is an international member of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE), SKAL, and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Shelley has three children..