FastFive – December 2018

Pat Shaumann
Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC
Senior, Director, HCP Compliance
Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company

1. What is the most inventive meeting you have attended?
I would say it was for a company, Insituform, a company using trenchless pipelines to replace sewers. We planned a reception where we turned a hotel ballroom into a sewer, where guests entered large sewer pipes (custom designed props) with sound reflecting jackhammers and traffic. The ballroom was light with blue lighting creating an underground feel. There were more enhancements to the event, which was a huge success.

2. Where is your favorite location for a meeting?
That is a hard one. It would depend on the type of program – incentive, sales, medical, etc. I am a water person, so I would have to say somewhere near a beach.

3. What is your proudest career achievement to date?
Having both my children, son-in-law and niece decide to work in the hospitality industry. I think that is the greatest compliment a parent can receive.

4. How do you keep up with trends in the industry?
I have over 30 newsletters, blogs, and other resources that I read daily. As a subject matter expert in global healthcare compliance I have a responsibility to be informed and up to date on life science information.

5. How do you cope with stress in the Compliance industry?
Breathe deeply and never lose your temper.