Rob Coffman

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Rob has over 19 years of experience in the hospitality and meeting/events industry.  He has held various sales and catering positions with several hotel companies including Holiday Inn, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Hilton and Hospitality Partners.  This included a position as Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing for 13 properties in the DC metropolitan area.  Since 2003 Rob has worked in the Office of Special Events at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC.  He is responsible for all events and meetings involving Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.  Rob and his team handle a multitude of events and conferences ranging from press conferences and swearing-in ceremonies to high-profile, large scale international events/conferences.  One of his primary responsibilities is handling all meeting logistics and protocol details for the G-7 and G-20 Finance Ministers’ Summits and APEC Meetings.

Over the years Rob has been an active member and board member of several industry associations, most notably NACE, SGTP and SGMP.  He also served on HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings Planner Advisory Board for two terms.  Rob has a passion for history and current events and serves as a docent for the Treasury building and on the Board of Directors for the Treasury Historical Association.

Within the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) Rob has served in a variety of positions, both on the chapter and national level.  These include:  chapter treasurer, second vice president and president as well as vice chair of the SLR, chair of the chapter presidents roundtable and national first vice president.  He had the opportunity and privilege to participate in the pilot course of the CGMP program, receiving his certification with the 2005 inaugural class.  Rob began serving as SGMP’s national president in July 2011.

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