Committed unreservedly to providing excellent client service and support, the INFLUENCE AT WORK® staff is integral to the success of the organization. Professionalism, courtesy, and knowledge are the hallmarks of the team’s dynamic approach:
Cara Tracy, CMP, CMM
Global Client Advisor, INFLUENCE AT WORK®E-mail Cara Tracy
Cara earned her marketing degree from Northern Arizona University. For 12 years, she worked for the National Speakers Association and previously was with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
Cara is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and also has her Certification in Meeting Management (CMM). Cara is a past president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (AzMPI) and was named AzMPI Planner of the Year in 2002-03.
Cara is active in social media and enjoys yoga and strength training. She lives with her husband, Paul, in Scottsdale, AZ.
Best Day Of My Life – AMERICAN AUTHORS
I’m Shakin’ – JACK WHITE
Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) – ANDY GRAMMER
Eily-Jane (EJ) VanderMeerE-mail Eily VanderMeer
Eily VanderMeer worked for IAW from 2004 to 2006 as a sales and administrative associate and upon graduation from ASU, with a BA in Anthropology, took two years off to participate in archaeological fieldwork. She joined us again in 2008 as our Director of Client Services. Currently, as Director of Communications, she manages our online strategy in addition to continually providing exceptional client support. In her free time she enjoys watching Harry Potter movies, playing Warhammer, listening to heavy metal and spending time with her husband, Ben. She also loves pampering her little dogs, Simon, Bella and Chico.
The Trooper – IRON MAIDEN
I Want it All – QUEEN
Sweet Leaf – BLACK SABBATH
Director of First Impressions, INFLUENCE AT WORK®
E-mail Jen Merkel
The newest addition to the INFLUENCE AT WORK team, Jen facilitates the day-to-day operations of the office. Her 20-year background in the Conference and Convention industry are helpful in planning the logistics of our public POP Workshops. In her spare time, Jen enjoys painting, reading historical novels, and spending time with her family and friends. Whenever she can, she and her husband Terry travel to visit her son and his family on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
Duke’s on Sunday – JIMMY BUFFETT
Georgia on My Mind – WILLIE NELSON
Curbside Prophet – JASON MRAZ
Jandy Hughes, CPA
Accountant, INFLUENCE AT WORK®
Jandy Hughes, CPA has been working with INFLUENCE AT WORK for over four years. If money is involved, Jandy’s got her mark on it. Jandy has been a CPA for over 20 years, working in the public accounting, retail and fashion industries. Jandy is an avid golfer and dancer, though not at the same time. Jandy is originally from York, PA and currently lives in Scottsdale, AZ.