Tyra Hilliard

Hilliard Associates

Tyra Hilliard, PhD, Esq, CMP is an attorney and professor whose expertise is in legal and crisis preparedness issues for the meetings, events, and hospitality industries. Tyra teaches hospitality and business courses at the College of Coastal Georgia. She is published and widely quoted on legal and crisis management issues in academic and trade publications. Tyra has been honored for professional achievement as an Educator by the Professional Convention Management Association and received national recognition for her contributions to best practices initiatives with the Events Industry Council and Meeting Professionals International. Her 25-year meetings industry career has included management roles in hotels, travel, destination marketing, associations, catering, law, and academia. She is one of only two people in the world who is a practicing attorney, has a PhD in Hospitality, and has earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.

Presenting on the following days:

Monday, June 4 | 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
360 Approach to Risk Management

Monday, June 4 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Addressing the "Uh-Oh" Situations

Tuesday, June 5 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Addressing the "Uh-Oh" Situations