Project Management team

The Project Management team communicates with the internal and external teams to coordinate technology solutions for our partners by understanding their needs and executing a project plan that results in successful events.

Melissa Roberts

Director of Project Management 985.809.0600 ext 203

Producing a successful event is akin to producing a movie or TV show. Both require someone behind the scenes who can juggle a million tasks while managing a multi-million-dollar budget. No one knows this better than Melissa, who has worked in both industries. Melissa has been managing projects and events for over 19 years! Melissa, who attended LSU for three years before graduating from the University of New Orleans in Film & Television, has learned a lot about the ever-changing event industry. She truly enjoys building relationships with her clients and goes above and beyond when it comes to customer service. She loves her LSU Tigers and can often be found at the local sports bar cheering on her beloved New Orleans Saints!

  • What is the one thing, you can’t live without?

    My dog, Sandy!

  • What three traits define you?

    Loyal, direct, and sensitive!

Heidi Scheuermann

Senior Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 235

Heidi is a Louisiana native who earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from UL Lafayette and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University. She loves her ATS family and using her talents to serve our clients. When Heidi is away from her desk you can find her playing with her cat Fiyero, seeing plays and musicals at the Saenger Theatre, reading a good book, hanging out with friends, or planning her next trip!

  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

    Buy an apartment in New York City so I could split my time between there and home.

  • What music is on your iPhone/Android phone?

    Showtunes, showtunes, and more showtunes!

Shari Appel

Senior Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 235

With over 20 years of Event Management and Hospitality experience, Shari Appel uses her trademark skills of problem solving, creativity, and flexibility to help clients produce memorable events and meetings.  She excels at logistics and operations, and her attention to detail means that events and meets go smoothly from concept to completion.

Shari  has spent her time in the hospitality industry working in hotels and convention centers as part of  teams that managed many high profile events and clients. 
A native of New Orleans, Shari is a die-hard Saints fan and has enjoyed attending games since she was a child.

Shari resides in Slidell with her husband ,two children, two dogs and cat!   In her leisure time she enjoys sporting events, festivals, theater, fishing  and crafting.

  • People would be surprised if they knew:

    My husband and I have a home brewery and brew our own beer

  • When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

    Watch my dogs chase ducks and enjoy a cup of coffee