Renee McDonald is co-founder and manager of Little Big House Properties, LLC which specializes in developing single family, multi-family and commercial properties in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.
Renee retired from the American Bar Association after 45 years working as Meeting Manager for the association’s two (2) largest conventions. At ABA, Renee acted as liaison between hotels/convention centers and ABA entities and Affiliates including Law Schools and State and Local Bar Associations.
Renee was part of the advance team to visit each city, tour each 4-5-Star hotel and/or convention center in order to determine how to assign the appropriate meeting room to a particular event. Cities included Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, London, Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle.
Each convention involved 125-325 meeting rooms in 8-16 hotels with 800-1,200 individual events over 7 days. Renee also negotiated audio visual and catering costs, reviewed and paid invoices totaling over $1.5M.