Liz Hunt is our VP of Operations for SWIEI.
Liz started her career in the Hospitality Industry with expertise in event planning, incentive travel, non-profits, production, and speaker management. She received a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University with a major in Tourism and a minor in Business, then launched her career with Maritz Travel Company.
By the time she left Maritz, Liz had risen to the position of Travel Account Manager of the Nissan account, equipped for a new role with Equanimity, Inc., a speaker bureau focusing on corporate training and events. As an Account Executive, she not only sold and managed speakers and events, but contributed significantly to the overall growth and development of the company.
Liz joined Unbridled Solutions, an event production company, in 2011 as an Account Manager, quickly excelling to Director of Operations by 2013 and Vice President of Operations by 2015. Responsible for overseeing program operations, training and registration services for as many as 300 client events annually, Liz was known as a mentor to her team and a dedicated advocate for Unbridled in the event industry. She has worked side by side with the leadership team in 2020 to help pivot Unbridled into virtual events, creating their own platform, and executing over 130 virtual events in 2020. Liz also spearheaded the development of a new training program and onboarding for Unbridled Solutions that has been adapted within the company for the past 5 years.
After leaving the industry, Liz followed her passion of training and joined Southwest Institute for Emotional Intelligence in 2022 working as the VP of Operations. Her operations and understanding of the EI training programs is what drew her to the company and is excited to continue the growth of SWIEI. Her emotional intelligence competency strength is her authenticity, and she is continuing to work on her emotional self-awareness.