1. What was your first job?

    Flight attendant at World Airways going in and out of Vietnam and working for the Red Cross.

  2. What's on your CD player?

    Robert Mirabal's “Music from a Painted Cave,” a mix of Native American and rock music.

  3. Who inspires you?

    Carol Bartz, president of Autodesk; Carly Fiorina, CEO and chairman of Hewlett-Packard; Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay. Their accomplishments are extraordinary.

  4. What does your hometown have that no other hometown has?

    The Arch! I'm originally from St. Louis.

  5. What movie character would you be?

    Annie Oakley. She was a pioneer. When I started in this business, I was also a pioneer in a young in industry. Annie was charming but tough and had a great singing voice — I'm a frustrated Mariah Carey.

Elaine Macy is a founding partner in Ambassadors Performance Group, Novato, Calif., which specializes in high-end incentives, meetings, and user conferences.