Merlene moved to NJ from Brooklyn, NY over 20 years ago to open a Women’s Boutique on Ferry Street in Newark, NJ. After several successful years, she moved on to join UNiREC (Now re-branded TeamUnity) and is now starting her 19th year in the event industry. She just re-certified her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional), which she earned in 2008. She has been a member of MPI NJ since 2004.
In her spare time, Merlene enjoys spending time going out with friends for dinner and a nice glass of wine. She has two sons (one of whom is married) and enjoys being with family, especially her 2 grandsons. She enjoys tennis and loves the view of the water