Awards

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: Kimberly 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 …

Meeting Professional to Watch: Keshena Patterson

Keshena Patterson, Manager, Global Accounts

HelmsBriscoe

Houston, Tex.

 

 

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

I am what is considered a third-party planner who sources hotels and other venues worldwide for clients who plan group meetings and events which is at no …

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.  …

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