Awards

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 …

2021 New or Renovated Award Winners Announced

The editor’s picks are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Top New or Renovated Awards for 2021.

After hundreds of nominations and an editorial review, this is our elite list of the top 59 new or renovated meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for …

2020 Readers’ Choice Honorable Mentions Announced

In addition to the winners of RCA awards, we received a number of write-in recommendations for this year’s ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Awards.

While we receive write-in votes every year, the properties listed below received multiple write-in votes, which qualified them for our Honorable Mention recognition.

The Following Are State-by-State 2020 Honorable Mentions:

ALABAMA

2020 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

The results are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. 

After more than 8,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 380 meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2020 December Annual Awards …

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