Alan Kleinfeld

Adjunct Professor

Office Hours: By Appointment
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Alan is a planner with a badge!

He’s a member of the Security & Risk Management Task Force for Meeting Professionals International and trained in Event Security by the Department of Homeland Security. He’s earned the designation for Certified Meeting Professional and Certified Meeting Management. He also has a Masters in Tourism Administration, which he’s used for planning events from 10 people to over 5,000 attendees for associations, corporations, and government all over North America.

In addition to sharing his knowledge on safety and security issues for the meetings industry, Alan is the Accreditation and Ordinance Officer at the Folly Beach Police Department, just outside Charleston, South Carolina.

In his time there, he has served as the animal control officer, emergency dispatcher, beach patrol officer, public information officer, NCIC instructor as well as fleet manager and quartermaster (the person who manages the uniforms and equipment).

Over the last two decades – in addition to planning and managing meetings -- he has written on budgets, sponsorship, program development and countless topics for the events industry as well as several articles on tourism safety, code enforcement, and animal control for public safety. His articles have run in The Meeting Professional, Convene, Smart Meetings and Associations Now.

Alan is also an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston, leading topics from Event PR, Meeting Planning and Career Options in Event Management. He’s led webinars and presentations for MPI, ASAE, IMEX, CMP Conclave and SPIN.

Oh, and because he doesn’t have enough on his plate, he also has a South Carolina Real Estate License.


Graduate School of Business at The George Washington University - Washington, DC
Masters, Tourism Administration

University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, New Mexico
B.A., English, Minor in Management

Global Certification in Meeting Management

Certified Meeting Professional Designation

Courses Taught

  • Public Relations Strategies in Meetings and Events
  • Meeting Management
  • Event Management
  • Careers in Event Management
  • Event Safety & Security