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Devie Hagen

About Élan Speakers Agency

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Representing the finest portfolio of professional business speakers, facilitators and presenters.

Devie Hagen started in the hospitality industry back in the 70’s. She was a meeting planner at Medtronic for 13 years.  When she accepted a position to the United Way as a loaned executive she decided to make the career change and go into hospitality sales. She spent 22 years at national hotel/resort companies (Hilton Int’l, Benchmark Hospitality, Riverwood Inn & Conference Center, Dolce International and Madden’s Resort) moving to Vice President/General Manager after consistently exceeding revenue targets.  During this timeframe, she was honored to receive numerous awards such as:

  • Best Speakers Agency by MN Meetings & Events, 2015
  • MPI MN Outstanding Supporting Company 2012-2013
  • Midwest Society of Association Executives Allied Volunteer of the Year 2011
  • Vision Award for Planners Choice: My Favorite Vendor 2011
  • MPI RISE Award 2010
  • MN MPI -  Mentor of the Year 2009 & 2010
  • MN Meetings & Events – Lifetime Achievement Award 2008
  • MN Meetings & Events – Madden’s Best Resort 2005, 2006, 2008
  • MN MPI – Madden’s Best Supporting Company 2007
  • NCBTA – Madden’s Best Supporting Company 2007
  • MN MPI Leader of the Year 2006
  • MN MPI Board of Directors for 6 years
  • NCBTA – Education Committee for 2 years
  • MN MPI Marketing PR Committee, Newsletter, Community Outreach, Mentorship
  • MN Film Board Golden Chair Award 1991
  • Dolce Salesperson of the Year
  • Benchmark Bulldog Award given for tenacity, positive attitude, commitment
  • Hilton International Salesperson of the Year Award

Devie has excelled in her business for almost 10 years as an agent for speakers & presenters seeing a great need to partner with meeting planners ensuring they get that “right fit” for their audience.  She truly believes that partnering and supporting each other is the best success. Élan means inspirational, vivacious, and classic.

Devie is actively involved in numerous associations such as MPI, MSAE, ASAE,  IAAP, SHRM, WOLF Means Business as well as many networking groups.

Devie lives in Maple Grove, MN with her two co-workers (dogs) Maisy & LuLu.  She has a daughter Annalise who lives nearby as a nurse and also a son Jeff who is married to Vicky and her Glam-daughter Amelia living in Nashville, TN. 


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