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Eileen SoissonThe Meeting Institute
Eileen Soisson
(phonetically: I-lean Soy-son)

Eileen Soisson is President and owner of The Meeting Institute (TMI), LLC, based in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Meeting Institute offers various training programs and services such as workshops, consulting and training development services. Eileen also works at Coastal Carolina University as Director of Service Excellence as part of the Feel the Teal Service Excellence Initiative. She is leading the president's initiative to move the university culture to be more service orientated and student success focused.

Eileen's background is within the commercial recreation sector and has managed recreation departments for various resorts and hotels such as Marriott, Starwood, Bass Hotels and others. Eileen and managed over 2,500 interns from all over the world fulfilling commercial recreation and hospitality internships. She worked with The American Hospitality Academy for ten years before starting her own business, The Meeting Institute in 2004. Eileen has presented training sessions and keynotes for over 35,000 participants from over 30 countries at various national/state conferences, leadership events and in-house training programs. Eileen has worked with clients such as the US Army, Audi of America, MBACC and the Leadership Grand Strand Program, Metro Parks Tacoma, National Recreation Parks Association and others.

Eileen is a proud graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with an undergraduate degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management. She serves on the College of Health and Human Development's Alumni Society's Board of Directors and Women's Leadership Initiative Advisory Board. For over six years, Eileen served on National Recreation and Park Association's Program Committee and also led the Commercial Recreation Tourism Section for two terms. Eileen is currently pursuing her MBA at Coastal Carolina University.

Eileen strives to be a servant leader in her faith, community, and family. She is actively involved with her church, Christ United Methodist Church (SPRC Committee, WCA Global Leadership Summit, Leadership Development and Support Ministry). She is also an active member of community leadership organizations such as gsSCENE (young professionals organization), Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, The Academy of Hope (Planning Committee and Board of Director Member). Eileen is married to Steve (Soisson) and has an amazing 7 year old son, Casey Jasper.