Our Staff Contributors

Linda Begbie • Executive Director, CEO, and Founder
President/Owner, LD Ventures Inc., parent company of RDL enterprises

Meeting and Conference Planning Experience:
• Management and supervision of RDL staff
• Liaison with the clients
• Member of conference planning committees
• Budget development and management
• Contract development and negotiations
• Oversight of all RDL planned events

The Dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.” - Mark Twain

Let us do the work while you enjoy the success.

Cyndy Hutchinson • Executive Director and CFO
Chief Financial Officer/Owner, LD Ventures Inc., parent company of RDL enterprises

Meeting and Conference Planning Experience:
• Management and supervision of RDL staff
• Budget development and management of RDL enterprises
• Member of client conference planning committees
• Client Oversight and monthly invoicing
• Oversight of many RDL planned events

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that life is not a dress rehearsal - Live your life by example, be kind to others, love those special in your life, do your job to the best of your ability, and always take the time to smell the flowers along your journey.

Karl Baur, CMP • RDL Talks! Editor and Project Director

Meeting and Conference Planning Experience:
Karl has been planning meetings and conferences for RDL’s clients since 1994 and earned his CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation in 1997. He does it all, from the initial conception of an event through the final accounting and reporting. In 2005, Karl became a Project Director, working with the team of meeting planners to provide top-level service to our clients and ensure that every step of the planning process is professionally managed.

I cannot live without books.” - Thomas Jefferson

Ginger Myrick • Meeting Planner and Web Manager

Meeting and Conference Planning Experience:
Site selection, contract negotiation, participation in planning meetings, food and beverage arrangements, meeting room arrangements, sponsor arrangements (including collection of monies) and organization of exhibit areas, attendee pre-registration and on-site registration, management of the event on-site, and the review and audit of invoices.
Additional duties include:
Maintain company website, tracking and invoicing client accounts.

I long to accomplish a noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” - Helen Keller

Tess Conrad • Meeting Planner
Meeting and Conference Planning Experience:

• Planning all aspects of meetings, conferences, and event management for government agencies, non-profit organizations and associations
• Site selection and onsite management for meetings and conferences throughout California, Nationally, and Internationally
• Planning details include; site selection, contract negotiation, technical registration database, audio-visual coordination, onsite management, and food & beverage arrangements
• Coordination with conference speakers and VIPs, arranging and monitoring their logistics
• Locate, negotiate, and contract with all vendors engaged in the coordination of the event
• Budget development and management, transportation and travel coordination, reimbursement of invoices and receipts, and arrangements of sponsorships
• Assisted in the development of an internal marketing department to bring in new clients with multi-year contracts

The Joy of Being is the joy of being conscious.” -Eckhart Tolle