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He’s a Planner With a Badge

Convene Magazine's interview with Arrive for PCMA.

Alan Kleinfeld, CMP, CMM, LEO, MTA, currently works as the director of Charleston, S.C.-based Arrive Management Group, which helps organizations and event planners with their security plans, communications, and real estate. The initials after his named show that Kleinfeld has shifted his career focus multiple times. Here, he talks about his how his mix of professional pursuits has brought him to where his is today, and offers young professionals some advice.

What I Do Now

Now, I combine my years as a meeting planner with law enforcement. While living in D.C., right after 9/11, I signed up as a reserve officer with the local police department and I’ve been a part of that community ever since. I’ve been lucky enough to help plan events as part of my duties as a public safety officer. Although I still identify as a meeting planner and still help plan events, most of my time is spent working with other planners (and suppliers) to help make events safer, more secure, and better prepared for emergencies. I also still commit time as a public safety officer. I’m a meeting planner with a badge.

My Favorite Thing About My Job

This truly is a great industry. I left for a brief period to work full-time as a law enforcement officer. I was happy to return as a meeting planner. I really enjoy speaking on event safety. More than that, however, I like working with industry colleagues on their plans to facilitate and improve the safety at our meetings. Oh, and site visits are still one of my favorite aspects, too.

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