Awards

Meeting Professional to Watch: Robin Lockett

Robin Lockett, CMP, Director, Global Meetings

TTI/VANGUARD

New York, N.Y.

 

 

Can you provide some of your background as a meeting professional?

My career path after graduating from was catering management trainee to catering manager at the Hyatt Regency Chicago,  project manager at a boutique incentive house, working …

Meeting Professional To Watch: Selina Mirza Cooper

Selina Mirza Cooper, Project Manager

Texas Floodplain Management Association

Cedar Park, Tex.

 

 

Can you provide some of your background as a meeting professional?

I started with the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) in Austin, Tex. as a secretary for the education department. My role evolved within a …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Patti Colley

Patti Colley, Chief Strategy Officer

Oklahoma Restaurant Association

Oklahoma City, Ok.

 

 

Can you provide some of your background as a meeting professional?

In 1985, I joined the staff of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, which also manages the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association and Oklahoma Travel Industry …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Natalie Fleet

Natalie Fleet, CMP, Senior Vice President, Meetings

American Association of Airport Executives

Alexandria, Va.

 

 

Can you provide some of your background as a meeting professional?

I’ve been with AAAE since January 1998.  I started out as a meetings coordinator, quickly realizing meetings was my passion. I …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Megan Levin

Megan Levin, Executive Director

Refrigerated Foods Association

Marietta, Ga.

 

 

Can you provide some of your background as a meeting professional?

I fell into association management right out of college, and never left.  I’ve worked with the Refrigerated Foods Association for 28 years, give or take a …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman, Meetings Manager

Meetings Alliances

Washington, D.C.

 

 

Can you provide some of your background as a meeting professional? 

While working as an executive assistant to several health care executives I was asked if I would be interested in assisting with the meetings team and their …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Marjaneh Marjawitz

Marjaneh Majarwitz, CMP, President

MarjaNET Inc.

Jacksonville, Fla.

 

 

Can you provide some of your background as a meeting professional?

I have been in the event industry as an independent meeting professional since 2009. My prior background included project management and engineering. Skills gained from these careers, including negotiation, …

Meeting Professional To Watch: Latisha Dutch

Latisha Dutch, CEO/Association Manager

TMD Management

Raleigh, N.C.

 

 

Can you provide some of your background as a meeting professional?

I have been working in the meetings industry for 20 years in varying industries to include sports and entertainment, healthcare, safety, human resources, and nonprofit.  The past decade …

Meeting Professionals To Watch: Kowana Ragland

Kowana Ragland, CMP, Senior Director

Meeting Expectations

Charlotte, N.C.

 

Can you provide some of your background as a meeting professional?

I have been a meeting professional for almost 30 years. I am currently a senior director at Meeting Expectations, where I have a multi-faceted role that includes leading …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Kimberley M. Bean

Kimberly M. Bean, Events Specialist

KBT Creative Support Services

Brentwood, Tenn.

 

 

Can you provide some of your background as a meeting professional?

My career has included working as a PR account/event coordinator, and volunteering for 16 years producing fundraising events for my alma mater at Lipscomb …

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