Coming from the service-oriented hotel business, Adrienne was inspired to launch a meeting planning company that put service and support at the forefront. After seeing the lifesaving results her Dad experienced having been enrolled in a trial for Parkinson’s Disease, she decided that the focus of the company should be dedicated to supporting clinical trials. Adrienne decided to use her education, expertise and excellent reputation to contribute to the clinical trial space by supporting investigator and advisory board meetings which are integral to developing new medications – and Scarritt Group was born.
Starting out of her home 21 years ago, Adrienne has led her incredible team to international success and industry esteem, with service at the core of everything they do. Scarritt Group has organized and operated thousands of successful meetings, provides unmatched customer service and employs 65+ people worldwide.
Everyone at Scarritt shares the same dream of contributing to humanity in their own small way by assisting with the success of the investigator meeting and making a difference to improve the patients experience in a clinical study, through Scarritt’s portfolio of services. This passion has led to Scarritt’s success without much advertising or marketing efforts, relying mostly on referrals, repeat business and a really great team.
While growing the company beyond even her own expectations, Adrienne has also reached another inspirational goal of creating jobs – careers with actual advancement opportunities. She’s also surrounded herself with experienced staff, actual experts and influential mentors – people who’ve also helped her develop one of the best virtual platforms in the business, pivoting when the market changes and repurposing Scarritt team members to best support client needs.
Whether it’s new clients looking for meeting services or a virtual conference center, or existing clients who are restarting their research in the “new normal” of today’s digital world, many of the world’s best companies and biggest names have turned to Scarritt Group for both live meetings and state-of-the-art virtual solutions based on their experience, innovation, service and a capable team always willing to go above and beyond.
Aside from her dedication to work and her community, Adrienne loves spending any free time with her two children, helping with schoolwork and art projects, hiking the local mountain paths, fishing and one of her biggest passions – enjoying time with her wonderful animals: two dogs, three cats, plus turtles, snakes, geckos, fish and even a frog.
Whether Adrienne is staying up late to solve a work issue, helping a wounded animal while hiking, or working with her beautiful children to create original art, her passion for service, compassion for others and considerable respect for all living beings is what separates Adrienne from typical CEOs and makes Scarritt Group truly stand out in the event industry. It’s more than her career or her company…it’s her legacy.
Peter’s focus areas include Business Development, Bidding and Proposals, Account Executive Management, Vendor Procurement and Management, Information Technology and Media Applications, and Operations.
Peter works across all areas to continuously evolve systems and processes to raise client benchmark performance levels in quality and efficiency. Ongoing cost cutting in combination with value enhancement for clients is aggressively pursued under Peter’s direction. Peter will work directly with clients or through Scarritt Group Account Executives on tailored company specific objectives and goals such as scientific content retention, virtual meeting options, and media engagement techniques. Under Peter’s direction all decisions made at Scarritt Group must benefit the client.
In addition to her role in accounting she has helped with sourcing, conference registration, operations, sales and marketing – everything needed to help execute its mission of serving our clients and satisfying Scarritt Group’s financial goals.
Annette is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with supplemental law classes from the University of Michigan and certifications in health care compliance regulations. Her passions are her family, and working within the community to provide all children with the opportunity to succeed.
Before coming to Scarritt Group Annette worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years, predominantly for educational foundations and associations in the arenas of economic development, finance management and strategic planning. Before moving to Arizona, she was the Business Manager of an automobile safety consulting firm in Ann Arbor, MI.
She has traveled extensively with her husband – an economic geologist – and through these experiences has had the opportunity to live and work abroad, increasing her understanding of globalization and its impact on international finance.
Tony relocated to Las Vegas as part of the pre-opening team for the Treasure Island Casino Hotel, closely followed by the pre-opening planning of Bellagio, and then to The Mirage where Tony held the position of Director Food & Beverage. Following Las Vegas, Tony joined Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a Food & Beverage Director,. Tony relocated back to Tucson to join Scarritt Group in 2005.
She is certified in Lean Six Sigma methodologies and Workplace Mediation. With a passion for the “People Experience,” Claudia brings strong expertise to our commitment for an environment where people perform their best work for our clients.
Since joining Scarritt Group, Libby has played an integral part in the company, establishing the guidelines and practices for the Strategic Sourcing Department. Libby and her team work as the liaison between our hotel partners and vendors and our clients.
Libby enjoys sharing her knowledge of the industry and Scarritt Group with her colleagues.Libby joined Scarritt Group in 2003, with over 12 years of experience in hospitality and resort management. She held positions in Conference Services/Sales and Revenue Management with Starwood and Omni Hotels and Resorts in California, Texas and Arizona. Libby received her Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University in Tourism and Commercial Recreation.
As the liaison between our clients and the rest of the Scarritt Team, Gary works closely with our Directors and Executive Committee to facilitate all meeting specifications.
Gary grew up in a military family while living in Japan, Korea, Germany as well as the United States. Gary’s background and experience brings diversity and adaptability to the Scarritt Team. Gary graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
Adding to Edson’s background is his experience with Hyatt Regency Tamaya in New Mexico where his focus was Convention Services and Banquets.
He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Edson brings to our team knowledge of world history, geography and cultural understanding. Edson graduated in Business Management/Advertising from Mackenrie University in Sao Paulo-Brazil.While in Brazil, he worked for a prominent publisher in South America and the Iberian Peninsula. While in the United States, Edson has worked for respected companies such as ACS, a contractor for the United States Government, Department of Defense, NASA, several government agencies with specialization in information technology, customer service and recruitment.
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