Meet Betsy Bondurant

The Events Industry Council Hall of Leaders -- Carol Krugman, Carole McKellar,  Barbara Taylor Carpenter, Terri Breining, Tyra Warner

Expertise: Betsy Bondurant, CMM leads Bondurant Consulting, which offers a unique 360° perspective with a knowledgeable career in hotel sales, meeting & trade show management, travel, and procurement, including 20 years of direct involvement in the discipline of Strategic Meetings Management.

In 2000, Betsy implemented a pioneering SMMP at the world’s largest biotech company.  Betsy transitioned from corporate meetings management into niche consulting in 2007 and provides unbiased assessments, analyses, benchmarking, and recommendations for SMM programs. In addition to SMM work, Betsy is considered a Subject Matter Expert in meeting and event management, healthcare meetings, and procurement practices, She is a professional author and speaker, as such, has authored many articles, developed educational content, and presented to planner and supplier audiences in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Inclusiveness: Bondurant Consulting has a network of associates with substantial industry expertise and credentials that provide deep insights and thought leadership as needed to the projects we engage with our client base.  Working with ethical and respected clients is paramount to Bondurant Consulting, who is proud to have a varied client list that includes technology, pharmaceutical, association, hotel, and service organizations. Bondurant Consulting has held a woman-owned business certification from Women’s Business Enterprise National Council since 2011, qualifying her as a diverse supplier.

Passion: Betsy Bondurant is passionate about giving back to the industry by contributing to industry thought leadership through 25 years of various volunteer positions with the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) as a volunteer committee member and IBOD member 2005-2008, Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) as a Meetings and Events Committee member, Professional Convention Management Associate (PCMA) Corporate Task Force, and Events Industry Council (EIC) APEX commission member.

Family and Fun: 1 husband + 2 kids + 5 grandkids = family of 8. Enjoying living in Scottsdale, Arizona, since relocating there in 2020 from Coronado, California.  Downtime is filled with cooking, swimming, reading, and playing sudoku. Wishful thinking…someday soon, the dormant suitcases will escape the closets join us on another fabulous vacation in the post-COVID world!

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