Awards

Meeting Professional To Watch: Joan Orentlicher

Joan Orentlicher, CMP, Assistant Vice President, Meetings, Conferences and Travel 

LOMA and LIMRA

Atlanta, Ga.

 

 

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

I was born a meeting planner, starting with managing my youth group events, and continued when I was a gopher …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Jennifer Watson

Jennifer Watson, Senior Director, Global Accounts

HelmsBriscoe

San Diego, Ca.

 

 

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

I started in food and beverage service at 16 and after college, then left food and beverage for marketing events in the music industry.  …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Clark, Owner

Emerge Events

Hattiesburg, Miss.

 

 

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

I started my event management company, Emerge Events, in February of 2011. For the last 10 years we have produced a variety of events, including expos, …

Meeting Planner to Watch: Elizabeth Pardillo

Elizabeth Pardillo, CMP, Meeting & Event Strategist

Maritz Global Events

St. Louis, Mo.

 

 

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

I first started working as a meeting professional during my college years at the University of Central Florida, as an event coordinator for …

Meeting Professionals to Watch: Janice Pauline

Janice Pauline, Director, Business Events

National League of Cities

Washington, D.C.

 

 

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

I started in the meetings industry in 1990 working for the Senior Executive Association (SEA).  After few years later, I then was at a crossroads …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Jan Levine

Jan Levine, CTC, President

JSL Meeting & Event Group, Inc.

Morrisville, N.C.

 

 

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

I have more than 30 years of experience in the meeting, travel and event production industries. I began my career as a travel agent …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Dawn E. Vinson

Dawn E. Vinson, Executive Director         

University Aviation Association

Memphis, Tenn.

 

 

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

Since leaving aviation and joining associations, I started in the education departments, and education means meetings. Lots of meetings—whether its seminars, workgroups, testing sessions, …

Meeting Professional to Watch: David N. Bruce

David N. Bruce, MMP, HTS, Managing Partner

CMP Meeting Services

Granbury, Tex.

 

 

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

I was fortunate to start my hospitality career on the hotel side in both operations and sales. After 14 years in the hotel …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Brett Sterenson

Brett Sterenson, President

Hobby Lobbyists

Washington, D.C.

 

 

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

I spent my first nine years in the industry as a supplier, in sales for Millennium Hotels in Boston, Ma., and then Kimpton Hotels in Washington, D.C. …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Annette Zarriello

Annette Zarriello, CMP, CMM

ABC Supply Company

Alpharetta, Ga.

 

Why did you choose to become a meeting professional?

I think it chose me.  For many years I provided administrative support for corporate meetings and events in the company I worked for until I was presented with the …

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