Lynnette Offen Gerber, CMP - Manager, Global Accounts
Having spent more than 15 years in the meetings and travel industries, Lynnette Offen Gerber joined the HelmsBriscoe team in 2008. Professionally, her wide-range of experience includes working as a leisure, corporate, and group travel agent; negotiating preferred corporate hotel programs for various corporate clients; working as a corporate and association third party meeting/event planner; and developing and managing all areas of a corporate meeting planning service department for a national travel management company. In addition, she has served twice on the executive board of the Minnesota chapter of Meeting Professional International and the editorial advisory board of Meetings-Minnesota's Hospitality Journal. In 2005 she earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation and obtained a master's degree in Strategic Communications at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in August 2008.
As a strategic thinker, Lynnette thrives on determining the benefits meetings bring to an organization. With a passion for international travel, her enthusiasm lies in analyzing meeting destinations and hotels for all types of meetings. Her attention to detail and contract knowledge during the hotel negotiation process have provided great value and cost savings to her clients. She utilizes the HelmsBriscoe strengths of integrity, technology, and buying power, in addition to her personal enthusiasm, high level of customer service, and experience in the industry to benefit her clients.