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RLA Director of Event Services, one of only 47 International Meeting Executives to Receive Global Certificate in Meeting Management
January 28, 2014
Meeting Professionals International Recognizes Industry Leaders for
Achieving Certificate in Meeting Management
DALLAS, January 28, 2014 — Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced today that it recently presented the Certificate in Meeting Management to forty-seven meeting and event professionals around the world. The certificate and resulting designation recognize the strategic decision-making ability of industry leaders to manage and deliver exceptional meetings and events that drive organizational success.
"The Certificate in Meeting Management has been valued by the meeting and event industry since its inception in the mid-1990s. By earning the certificate and designation, these forty-seven leaders have made a significant investment in their professional development," said Paul Van Deventer, president and chief executive officer of MPI.
In December 2013, MPI and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced that they joined forces to create the updated CMM Designation Program, which is an evolution of the prestigious Certificate in Meeting Management program. The new program provides the first and only collaborative designation for both meeting and travel professionals, and features an intensive business management study program led by highly esteemed university professors from renowned business schools.
"CMM has been and will continue to be a highly accomplished designation, and through this partnership with GBTA, the value of the designation will be recognized beyond the meeting and event industry," explains Van Deventer.
Please join me in congratulating the following professionals who recently obtained the Certificate in Meeting Management and CMM designation:
Jodi Adcock, CMM, CMP, Texas Instruments
Elizabeth Devine Antonopoulos, CMM, Connecticut Education Association (CEA)
Nicole Armstrong, CMM, CMP, Internet Society
Debra A. Arneson, CMM, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
Melissa Atchley, CMM, Multiview
Linda M. Bahr, CMM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Erika Biddix, CMM, CMP, MAC Meetings & Events
Carolyn Browning, CMM, CMP, MEETing Needs, LLC
Mike Burke, CEM, CMM, CMP, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Kate Cheney, CMM, CMP, ConventionALL Management Inc.
Mary Craig, CMM, Balboa Meeting & Event Solutions
Laird Crandall, CMM, CMP, DMCP, DVIP Inc. Event Services
Tawnya K. Curatola, CMM, CMP, Regional Learning Alliance
Tina Debos, CFA, CMM, Women in Capital Markets
Colleen Deckert, CMM, Investors Group
Lina DiMatteo, CMM, CMP
Melinda Eggenberger, CMM, Lex Mundi, Ltd.
Hannah Olawunmi Faniran, CMM, CMP, MCI Middle East (L.L.C)
Leon Fuchs, CMM, APG
Lourdes Gonzalez Juarez, CMM, International Incentive Travel
Mary Gordon, CMM, Institute of Medical Device Development (IMDD)
Christine Gruber, CMM, CMP, Ontario Real Estate Association
Kathleen Haase, CMM, CMP, Boston Scientific
Vaughn Hardin, CMM, ConferenceDirect
Julie Harrington, CMM, CMP, Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association
Mark A. Harvey, CMM, Society of Government Meeting Professionals
Teresa Harwood, CMM, Alcon Laboratories, Inc
Hugo Hellberg, CMM, Colorado Association of Realtors
Roxanne Hernandez, CMM, CMP, Herbalife International of America, Inc.
Paulius Janciauskas, CMM, TheMiceCream
Cheryl Lancaster, CMM, CMP, Toyota Motor Sales USA
Audrey C. Langlois, CMM, CMP, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
Diane Langner, CMM, CMP, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
Jennifer McMahon-Hinz, CMM, CMP
Kimberly O'Keefe, CMM, CMP, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Annette M. Ott-Barnett, CMM, CMP
Karin Pearce, CMM, CMP, Cascadia Motivation
Mark Plocki, CMM, Ariba, an SAP Company
Vimari Roman, CMM, Be Productive Meetings & Events
Jefferson Carlos dos Santos, CMM, Guia MKT
Irene Saulsbery, CMM, New York State Association of Realtors
Marianne Schmidhofer, CMM, Maritz Travel
Kelly Sophy, CMM, CMP, Aesculap, Inc
Stephanie Starr, CMM, CMP, namast(E)vents
Kara Strittmatter, CMM, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
Marc Viens, CMM, AXIS Medical Education, Inc.
Marcia Williams, CMM, CMP, EVENTive Management
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. The organization helps its members thrive by building human connections through knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of approximately 20,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide. For additional information or to join, visit
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