As an Event Manager for Merchants Exchange Productions at the Julia Morgan Ballroom and the Merchants Exchange Club, two historic venues in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District, Shea was the primary front of house manager from 2012 - 2015 and played an integral role in the company’s successful transition to providing exclusively in-house catering.

Shea was initially hired by the company after working with them as a client when tasked with co-producing a 500 attendee tech event hosted at the Julia Morgan Ballroom.

Most notably, the highlight of Shea's career at the Ballroom was managing Jane Goodall’s 80th Birthday, a perfectly executed gala featuring special performer Dave Matthews that raised over $4M for the Wildlife Conservation Foundation.



APRIL 3, 2015



I had the pleasure of working with Shea while she was an Event Manager at Merchants Exchange Productions (The Julia Morgan Ballroom) in San Francisco. While working alongside Shea she demonstrated a number of mentionable qualities. She was tactful, patient, a problem solver and dependable to name a few but, the best thing I can say about Shea is that she made my job easier...if she was assigned to manage one of my events I had peace of mind that our clients and guests were in exceptional hands. Shea would be a brilliant addition to any establishment.
— Reggie (Supervisory), San Francisco, CA
Partners felt the event went smoothly and that’s our highest priority so we thank you and your staff for your efforts in making the event a success.
— Anna (Client), San Francisco, CA
Shea, the Service Supervisor met our every need with a smile and grace. Her staff was on point, professional and friendly.
— Rod (Client), San Francisco, CA
Shea came on-board as a contractor with only four months to help me plan our annual conference in San Francisco for over 450 attendees. She got up to speed very quickly on all of the projects that needed to be completed in order to ensure a successful conference. She also worked with our Creative Director and commercial printer to create our conference program, demonstrating her creative eye and ability to create high quality conference materials. She is intelligent, responsible, and able to handle multiple projects at one time and is truly a pleasure to work with. I could not have asked for a better events assistant and because of her help, we produced one of our most successful conferences ever. I highly recommend Shea for any event-related position.
— Stacey (Supervisory), San Francisco, CA