The Special Event Company Names Business Development Director

Research Triangle Park, NC, September 11, 2009 --( Sally Webb CSEP, managing director of The Special Event Company (, a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced that Lesa Melvin has joined the firm as business development director of the North Carolina office.

Melvin received a bachelor’s in science in Business and Management from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., and most recently served as the director of sales and meeting services for the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Active in the community, Melvin dedicates her time to the Research Triangle Park chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, the International Association of Conference Centers, Meeting Professions International and the Durham Chamber of Commerce’s Professional Women’s Network.

“We are excited to welcome Lesa as the firm’s new business development director,” said Webb. “She has extensive industry experience, and I am confident she will make a great addition to The Special Event Company.”

About The Special Event Company:
The Special Event Company is a strategic event and meeting management company based in the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. Founded in 1986 in London, England, and operating in the U.S. since 1999, the company opened its U.S. headquarters in the Triangle five years ago. TSEC has won or been nominated for more than 30 international awards, including 10 for Triangle-based events. The company maintains a prestigious local client base, and is a one-stop shop for event management, meeting services, production, lighting, catering, décor and marketing through its group of companies. For information, visit

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