Elise Schoening

Elise Schoening

Senior Associate Editor, Northstar Meetings Group

Elise Schoening Senior Associate Editor, Northstar Meetings Group

“Growing up half Swedish, traveling is something that I’ve always been passionate about. Northstar Travel Group has given me the opportunity to turn this passion into a career. In my role as a Senior Associate Editor, I’m able to write about the latest news in the meetings and travel industries, as well as do some traveling of my own. Working in a newsroom that has tirelessly covered the Covid-19 crisis and called attention to the initiatives and aid needed to bring back travel and restore confidence in face-to-face meetings has been very rewarding, and has made me all the more appreciative for this industry.”

Elise joined Northstar Travel Group in 2019. She works on the Northstar Meetings Group, Successful Meetings and Meetings & Conventions brands. Her responsibilities include writing and editing for the online and print publications, managing social media, producing podcasts and webinars, overseeing the annual Convention Cities Index and more. 

Elise has always had a passion for travel, as she comes from a bicultural family and has dual citizenship with Sweden. While in high school, Elise spent a year studying in Sweden so she could master the language and learn more about the country her mother came from. 

Working for Northstar Travel Group has allowed Elise to channel her love of travel into a career. She hopes to one day live in Europe again, perhaps in the Netherlands or Germany. Until then, you can find her writing up the latest travel news and interviewing industry leaders.

Elise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey. She also triple minored in marketing, communications and gender studies. Prior to joining Northstar, Elise served as an Assistant Editor at G3 Communications and freelanced for The Asbury Park Press. She currently lives in New Jersey.