Colleen has found ways to incorporate event planning in every job she has had. While attending college she worked at a neighborhood bar where she organized fundraisers for local charities. After graduating from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in human resources, Colleen was hired as a human resources coordinator for Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. She was promoted to employee relations manager, where she was responsible for planning the annual employee appreciation dinners, quarterly manager outings, and employee of the month luncheons. Colleen soon realized that event planning and sales were her true passion, and transferred into the sales department at Hyatt. An outside opportunity specific to event planning soon presented itself, and Colleen opened the first Dave & Buster’s in Albuquerque.
When Main Event came to town Colleen really got the opportunity to use her skills and was hired as the Sales Manager. Since opening Main Event Albuquerque, Colleen and her team have booked events as large as a 400+ corporate event, to a 10-person birthday party. Colleen is quick to smile, and she will be the first to tell you: “It is all about building relationships with people, and getting that repeat business. There is nothing better than getting a call from a guest who wants to come back and work with you again because their previous experience was that great.”
Fun Facts About Colleen Prina
Colleen considers Albuquerque her true home, and enjoys being a part of the economic development of the area as new businesses open in Albuquerque
Colleen was part of the team that opened the Albuquerque Main Event location
In college, she organized fundraisers for local charities at the neighborhood bar where she worked