about me'shae rolling franchise owner/operator

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Brief Bio

Me'Shae Rolling has been in the special events, meeting and conference management, and hospitality industry for close to 25 years. Born and raised in Indiana, she migrated to Syracuse University to pursue her masters degree. Upon graduation, she began her career as an auditor for the federal government in New York City and transitioned into event planning in the aftermath of the office closure. Me'Shae resided in New York City for 15 years as she emerged in the events industry. During a brief 2-year stint in State College, PA, Me'Shae taught  "Coordinating Special Events Like a Pro" for the professional and continuing education division. She and her husband, James, relocated to Syracuse in 2013. She was appointed Director of Special Events and Public Relations at a disability institute at Syracuse University and subsequently, Director of Special Events and Conferences at the veterans institute. Me'Shae made history in 2018 when she became the first Franchise Owner/Operator of the EventPrep brand in New York State.

Career Highlights

Special Events

Office of the Mayor, New York City

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Tony Bennett Benefit Concert

Wall Street projects


Hospitality Services

The Brooklyn Tabernacle


Conference Management

The Institute for Veterans & Military Families at Syracuse University


Education and Training

Certificate in Meeting and Conference Management

Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Travel Administration, New York University


Harvard University-Division of Professional Development & Continuing Education 

Managing Yourself and Leading Others 2-day Executive Leadership Program


Master of Public Administration

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University


Bachelor of Arts, Anderson University, Anderson, IN

Certifications

MWBE (Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise) Certified by The City of Syracuse and New York State


CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional) conferred by the International Special Events Society (2004-2013)

Memberships & Affiliations

Greater Syracuse Hospitality & Tourism Association (GSHTA)

CenterState CEO

Upstate Minority Economic Alliance

WISE Women's Business Center

GoRed for Women