Dawn Penfold

President, MeetingJobs

Dawn Penfold, a former meeting professional, started Meetingjobs in 1990 to fill a need for a professional recruitment company serving this industry. Recently, she merged with Cadre providing a full complement of labor resources across the hiring spectrum, from full-time planners to project-based contract planners, to on-site event staff. As President of Meetingjobs under the Cadre banner, she assists thousands of candidates and hiring officials to connect successfully, economically, and efficiently for full-time or temporary positions.

She recently was named as one of the Top 25 Influencers of 2020 by Northstar Meetings Group. Dawn has served as President and executive board member of the Greater New York Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. She has published articles on the meetings industry for “Meeting News”, “Meetings and Conventions Magazine”, “Successful Meetings” and “Meetings Manager” as well as participated in Podcasts for BizBash offering sound and brutally honest advice in career management and job opportunities in the meetings industry.

Dawn holds a Masters Degree in Tourism and Travel Administration from the New School for Social Research.