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Michelle Olmstead

Senior Marketing and Global Events Manager, ControlUp

Michelle is a Senior Marketing and Global Events Manager who lives for a challenge. “If it’s too easy, it’s not for me.” She enjoys planning and executing events that start conversations, motivate change, and have a lasting impression.

As an event marketing and communications professional for almost 20 years, Michelle struggled with the remote world that Covid brought to our industry. But as in person events paused, Michelle developed her skills by completing useful courses, including a Strategic Communications Certification from George Washington University. She also found comfort in getting outside in the garden, improving her home landscaping, and learning to fix sprinklers.

During this time of self and home improvement, a sick and traumatized 4-pound dog found his way into her home. “Houdini”, named for his previous escapist behavior, is now a whopping 6 pounds, who is healthy and loves to play and go on walks.

Now that Michelle has been able to get back to planning and executing in person events, she is dusting off her standing-all-day shoes and is excited to continue to learn and grow in the field.