Abner Gonsalves, CAE, the partner relations manager at Health eCareers, moved from promoting reggae shows to becoming a master networker.
During college in Providence, Rhode Island, Abner Gonsalves, CAE, booked entertainment and handled some management duties for a local nightclub. While that may seem far removed from his subsequent association management work and his current job as a partner relations manager at a healthcare career-matching service, he says the networking and customer service skills he learned back then have applied all along. Other highlights from his career journey:
Hard work never betrays the worker.
A Working History
1996–2003: Reggae Promoter and Nightclub Manager at Century Lounge Nightclub
2006–2007: General Manager at Bally Total Fitness
2007–2010: Marketing Specialist at American Institute of Architects
2010–2012: Director of Marketing and Strategic Business Development at American Academy of Physician Assistants
2012–2015: CEO at Think Management
2015 –: Partner Relations Manager at Health eCareers