Jené Iceberg joined the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority team in January 2016 as their Regional Meetings Manager. After graduating from Central Washington University in 2014 with her degree in Recreation and Tourism, she accepted a summer position with Seattle Southside as a tourism and marketing intern. Following her internship, Jené worked a handful of different positions, but jumped at the opportunity to join the Seattle Southside team once again, following the company’s restructuring in early 2016.

In her 1.5-year tenure with Seattle Southside, Jené has focused on bringing meeting and event planners to the destination, as well as educating industry professionals on the services a DMO can provide. She works closely with many local industry associations and volunteers her time to various committees. Most notably, she planned a fundraiser event for Meeting Professional International Washington State Chapter (MPIWSC) and won an award for her outstanding service and event design.

Jené is currently working on obtaining her certified meeting professional (CMP) certification and her professional in destination management (PDM) certificate. She’s also a founding board member for the Young Travel Professionals Seattle Chapter and is rebuilding the group to focus on providing opportunities for industry professionals to develop their careers, network and continue influencing the travel industry.

Jené describes herself as a millennial, foodie, world traveler, concert junkie and coffee addict. She relates to Leslie Knope from NBC’s Parks and Recreation: calling Leslie her spirit animal. She is perpetually planning her next trip abroad and ultimately wants to visit a new country every year. Jené calls herself a city girl by trade, country girl at heart. Jené speaks some Spanish and Portuguese in hopes to one day be fluent in both. If she could eat one thing for the rest of her life, she would pick macaroni and cheese because “it’s just so versatile!” She believes in the use of the Oxford comma and movie quotes daily.

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