Mary Neyhard is a former Award-Winning Hotel Conference & Catering Director who then pursued Corporate Event Planning with several large defense contracting corporations. Her creativity, attention to detail and negotiation skills resulted in savings of over $250k for one company. As an entrepreneur, one of Mary's most memorable events was planning the Nelson Mandela Statue Unveiling for the South African Embassy in Washington, DC. Afterward, South African Ambassador Rasool declared Mary an “Honorary South African” as a result of her planning efforts at that prestigious event.
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Gresham Harkless 0:26
Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today Mary Neyhard. Mary, it is awesome to have you on the show.
Mary Neyhard 0:37
Thank you. Thank you for the invite. I'm really thrilled to be here today.
Gresham Harkless 0:41
Me too Mary. I'm super excited to have you on the show. And what I wanted to do was just to read a little bit more about Mary so that you can learn a little bit more about all the awesome things that she's doing. And Mary is a former award-winning hotel conference and catering director, who then pursued corporate event planning with several large defense contracting opera corporations. Her creativity, attention to detail, and negotiation skills resulted in saving of over $250,000 for one company.
As an entrepreneur, one of Mary's most memorable events was planning the Nelson Mandela statue unveiling for the South African Embassy in Washington DC. Afterward, South African Ambassador Rasul declared Mary an honorary South African as a result of her planning efforts at that prestigious event. So Mary, happy to have you on the show. Are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?
Mary Neyhard 1:33
I am so ready to talk to your community. Yes, thank you.
Gresham Harkless 1:37
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Well, what I wanted to do was just kind of give you the floor to see if there was anything kind of additional, you could tell us about your CEO story. And what kind led you to start your business?