An experienced international meeting and special events professional with in-depth expertise in tactical event production, promotion and management, Trey oversees the design and delivery of Human Capital Media’s extensive portfolio of executive-level conferences, webinars and virtual events.
Annual events for which he is responsible include the Spring and Fall Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Symposiums — attracting hundreds of business executives, senior workforce development professionals and industry thought leaders from around the world — the CLO Breakfast Club Series held in a variety of U.S. cities — the Workforce Live roadshow — 10+ virtual events and 90+ webinars with more than 2000 attendees. In addition to directing the company’s overall event production strategy, content development, site and staging logistics, event marketing, registration, sponsor relations and on-site management, he holds P&L responsibility across all live and virtual HCM events.
Before joining the company’s events staff in 2004, Smith was an Assistant Manager for Uppercut Management, an artist management firm specializing in the development of national recording artists. At Uppercut Trey was responsible for administrative and accounting processes related to talent, reviewing compensation and offers with booking agents, coordinating travel arrangements and ensuring all shows ran successfully. He was also instrumental in recommending co-writes for a key client, one of which resulted in a #1 single and platinum album.
He holds a BA in Communications & Culture/Telecommunications from Indiana University.
Human Capital Media
Vice President, Events Dec 2012 - Present
Human Capital Media Group (HCM) is a division of MediaTec Publishing Inc., an award-winning publisher of B2B magazines and interactive media that target those companies and professionals who are interested in enhancing workforce development, talent management, and diversity and inclusion. Publications include: Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Executive, Talent Management and Workforce magazines.
Human Capital Media
Events Manager Apr 2004 - Dec 2010
Assistant Manager Jun 2002 - Nov 2003
Uppercut is an artist management firm specializing in the development of national recording artists.
Indiana University Little 5 Kick-Off
Talent Buyer/Promoter Jan 2001 - May 2003
Directed every aspect of two large scale charity concerts which kicked off the Little 500 weekend at Indiana University in 2002 (O.A.R.) and 2003 (Rusted Root).
Responsible for booking talent, securing permits, insurance, generators, sound, lights, fencing, security, ticket sales, accounting, marketing, advancing show, rider fulfillment, pay out, load in/out, you name it.
2016 Workforce Live series
Workforce Live is an in-person breakfast event series. Produced in six major cities, it markets to the HR and people management community. Each Workforce Live! event features a total of nine local HR industry practitioners and scholars delivering their remarks in fast-paced, TED-talk style, 18-minute presentations.
2016 CLO Breakfast Club series
Half-day discussion forums held in 8 major cities throughout the United States, CLO Breakfast Club events provide local high-level learning professionals with an opportunity to not only listen to industry experts talk about major issues and trends in the field, but also ask them questions about those topics.
Trey is the most organized, intelligent, thorough meeting planner I have ever worked with. His attention to detail is unmatched. He should teach classes in how to effectively plan and run a meeting. I have never worked with a better meeting planner in 20+ years in the business.
— Martin Charlton, Loews Ventana Canyon
New Media Marketing
Sponsorship Sales & Client Management
Video Production & Editing
Stage Design & Production