Biography

Dr. Kelly Semrad is the owner of Hospitality Event Consultancy, LLC. She is a senior faculty member in the world’s largest event management degree program in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida.  Dr. Semrad has substantial industry experience as she has worked for major professional sports event teams as well as for major entertainment and event venues that host large-scale events.  She has served in positions of executive director, community affairs director, special events manager, and event coordinator.  Dr. Semrad has served on World Series host committees and has been a design consultant for international mega events.  She has a large event portfolio, having planned conventions, meetings, social life cycle events, major sporting events, entertainment events, civic and government events, as well as festivals and fairs.  Dr. Semrad is also the author of numerous hospitality and event management related articles.

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