Margot Rodger

Vice President, Events & Meetings

What I do at Virtual:

I manage our team of detail-oriented and motivated event planners who design events that help our clients achieve their strategic and organizational goals. We love a good party…and project plan.

Years of experience:

I have 20+ years of experience in public relations, client services and event planning for associations, nearly all spent at Virtual, Inc.

Past Employment:

Porter Novelli, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council

Education:

B. A., St. Michael’s College

Favorite client story:

Events – in-person and online – are a key touchstone for organizations and their community throughout the year. My favorite client story is the story each of our client events tells about their organization through the meaningful interactions and information exchanges created amongst attendees. Also, the acrobats…

Hidden talent:

I’m a certified Spinning® instructor; I learned to teach mostly for control over the playlists!

What I do for fun:

I love to run, Spin, read and watch my two boys play their favorite sports – soccer and basketball.

I can’t live without:

A little help from my friends.

Important life lesson:

Take the hill. I love to run but hated hills. I would design entire running routes to avoid them. However, when training for a relay race in Vermont, hills were impossible to avoid. And I learned that in meeting the challenge of each hill during that training period, I got stronger and faster.  I keep that in mind when new challenges arise in life and know that taking the hill – metaphorical or actual – will lead to greater gains every single time.

Key to success:

Teamwork. The talents and contributions each team brings to the table are invaluable in delivering successful events and outcomes.

Community Involvement:

I serve on my town’s Youth Soccer Board of Directors and Fall Kick-Off Classic Tournament volunteer team.

Favorite Movie, Book, Food, Music:

I have eclectic taste in everything –  books, music, and food, and currently obsessed with podcasts of all kinds.

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