Jodi Simmons

Vice President, Meetings
Meetings Management

Jodi Simmons is a Vice President of Meeting Planning and an Account Manager for McVeigh Global Meetings and Events. She has spent the last 30 years in the pharmaceutical meetings industry with experience in both domestic and International meetings. At McVeigh, she oversees and manages a team who are responsible for all aspects of the planning, organization and management of US based and International symposia, advisory boards, speaker programs, speaker training programs, internal sales meetings, investigator meetings, etc.

Her responsibilities include but are not limited to budget management, negotiation of venue and meeting space, audio visual requirements, room layout design, food and beverage selection, management and supervision of all on-site logistical arrangements. Jodi is also responsible for preparing detailed reconciliation accountings of all programs, oversees the reporting of all expenses in state reporting systems, works closely with the Regulated Event Data Management team, Ethics and Compliance and Event Oversight Committee/Governance Board to ensure all HCP programs are executed successfully and are in line with all policies and procedures.

Prior to starting her own company in 2000, Jodi worked in the medical education divisions of FCB and DMB&B for 15 years. Her clients included Pfizer, Pfizer International, Searle, Novartis and Bristol Myers. Jodi has worked extensively throughout Europe, South America and Asia.

I’m a married mom of 2. I love to read and do needlepoint. Would love to cruise around Europe when I retire.