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Founded in 1991, AMC is a woman owned business located in Northern California. With our combined meeting industry and past hotel experience, we understand both corporate, association and hospitality industry cultures to provide consistent savings, value and goodwill as well as ensuring the success of each event.
Our mission at AMC Network is to make every opportunity to employ teamwork; contribute our skills, knowledge, extensive expertise and sense of humor toward the betterment of each and every event; find solutions to the inevitable challenges that arise; and respect and value both our client and vendor partner relationships.
Meet The Team
Andrea Cenegy Hargrave
Andrea Cenegy Hargrave is president of AMC Network LLC. Andrea founded the firm in 1991 with the belief that clients could benefit from a focused meeting services company with a commitment to partnership, outstanding client service and a dedication to successful events. She utilizes her experiences as a team member of hundreds of events and eighteen years as a meeting planner to expertly advise clients through the intricacies of the industry.
Prior to founding AMC Network, Andrea spent three years as a sales manager for Le Meridien in San Francisco (now the Westin), where she consistently surpassed the hotel’s quarterly sales goals and developed a loyal client following, many of whom followed her to AMC. She also initiated a recycling program that saved the hotel thousands of dollars per year and became a model for similar programs established throughout San Francisco by other hotels. Before that, she worked for Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco for two years. Prior to the hospitality industry, Andrea worked in the accounting industry for eight years and now applies her budgeting, forecasting and financial problem solving experience to her work as a meeting planner, making her uniquely capable of providing clients with important cost saving information and consultation.
Andrea is actively involved in the meeting planning industry. She served a three-year term on the San Diego Advisory Board and has participated in Focus Groups for Centers across the country. She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and was recently honored with the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from the University of California in Santa Barbara, California.
As an event lead, I search for the perfect venue for each group and coordinate the millions of large and small details that make each event and venue unique. I work with corporate sponsors to help them gain visibility in the marketplace and love putting the content in front of attendees and watching all the light bulbs go off over their heads. There’s nothing like the onsite experience watching all the hard work come together flawlessly and see the attendees gain all the professional and personal benefits of face-to-face interaction and shared experiences! My extensive hotel background and event experience of over 25+ years help me understand both sides of the equation and help everyone win through solid partnerships. Cat rodeos are also fun!
I like to consider myself a relationship builder…whether it’s between a sponsor and attendee, client and hotel, or client and attendee, I enjoy connecting people to all help strengthen business opportunities and solidify goals. I enjoy hearing peoples professional journeys to see how we all connect. It’s remarkable how small our industry is!
Originally from Michigan, I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the Business School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
In my personal life I treasure time with my two boys, and cherished friends making memories at the beach, hiking, or discovering new adventures in Sonoma County and around the world. Next up, Australia!
Providing logistic support for my team and valued clients is a key part to the success of every event. Throw trouble-shooting opportunities at me from any direction, and you can be sure I’ll catch them with enthusiasm. I thrive on the energy of the ever-changing needs of our clients and attendees.
With over 10 years in operational and management positions in several San Francisco hotels including the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, and the Mark Hopkins Inter*Continental, I am ready to tackle any obstacle with efficiency and grace! Other responsibilities range from speaker management, attendee registration, and graphic design to help inspire, inform and promote your event.
As a California native, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. I also served as a member of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise where I enjoyed 10 years of community service to include co-chairing “Guys Can Cook Too”, a premier event that brings the entire Sonoma County together for a cooking competition.
Outside of work, I generally keep things low key. I enjoy the outdoors with my husband and the occasional spur-of-the-moment jaunts around our beautiful Sonoma County where we are blessed with an abundance of wineries and fine dining. Staying fit is an essential part of my life and group fitness gets me going. You’ll find me at the club 5 days a week, whooping it up at energetic dance fitness classes, or Pilates and Yoga.
I ensure all client requests are met and exceeded. Multi-tasking and hyper-organization are my specialties as I help our clients find the perfect home for their event, manage speakers logistics, registration, housing and all the various event logistics. I bring more than 14 years of events experience to the team on both sides, event planning and association management.
I love being a part of AMC Network where everyone is contributing to the same goal. I thoroughly enjoy working on the multitude of components of an event and seeing all our hard work come together. My favorite part about working at AMC Network are the amazing co-workers, clients and attendees I get to work with on a daily basis!
I earned my Bachelor of Science degrees in Journalism and Communications at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.
When I’m not working, I cherish spending time outdoors with my husband and daughter. Our favorite outdoor activities include bike rides, swimming, exploring new parks and hanging out at the beach on Lake Michigan…you know what they say about Lake Michigan, no salt, no sharks!