Died: World Trade Center, Sept.11, 2001.
Michele Beale joined Risk Waters Group at the end of 2000 as Director of Conferences. Before her arrival, the conference team was warned that their new boss was a highly experienced business woman who wouldn't stand for any nonsense and who was going to turn the department around. Naturally this news was greeted with a mixed response. When Michele arrived, however, everyone quickly discovered that while she was a consummate professional and obviously very knowledgeable about the conference industry, she was also very approachable, funny and kind. She had a great sense of humour and loved to go out with her team after work.
A mother of two, Michele was devoted to her children and always bought them presents whenever she went away. Despite not having been at the company very long, Michèle had already had a profound effect on the conference department and her efficiency, intelligence and good-natured personality will be sorely missed by everyone she worked with.