Awards

2016

President’s Awards

  • Kelly Marks, Director of Meetings, Verto Solutions
  • John Rubsamen, Director of Meetings and Events, Americans for the Arts

Committee Star Awards

  • Communications – Tracie Howard, CMP, Meetings Manager, AcademyHealth
  • Community Service – Pam Lackland, CMP Emeritas, Vice President, ConferenceDirect
  • Emerging Professionals  – Heather Kyler, Director-Executive Services, Mechanical Contractors Association of America
  • Professional Development – Kelly Marks, Director of Meetings, Verto Solutions
  • Government Relations & Advocacy – Matthew Fox, Director of Registration, Meeting Management Services, Inc.
  • Sponsorship – Liz Dane, Regional Director, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Membership – Damara Gomez, National Sales Director, Citywide Conventions, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Marketing – Bel Hanson, Operations and Programs Manager, International Society for Computational Biology

Rising Star: Christine Frye, Account Executive, National Trade Productions

Previous Years

2015

President’s Awards

  • Rebecca Ramsey, 2015 Chair and incoming 2016 Chair of Sponsorship

Committee Star Awards

  • Communications – Mark Harvey, CGMP, CMP, CMM, Director Meetings & Operations, Society of Government Meeting Planners
  • Community Service – Peter O’Brien, CMP, CASEA, Global Account Executive, Marriott International
  • Emerging Professionals  – Heather Kyler, Director-Executive Services, Mechanical Contractors Association of America
  • Professional Development – Annemarie O’Donoghue, CMP, Manager, Meetings & Sponsorship, American Gas Association
  • Government Relations & Advocacy – Rosa Mendoza-Friedheim, CASE, CDMP, Regional Director of Sales, Grater Ft. Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Sponsorship – Jennifer Erney, CMP, CASE, Director Global Accounts, FRHI Hotels & Resorts
  • Membership – Rebecca Murphy, CMP, Meeting Planner, National Association of College & University Business Officers
  • Marketing – Kristen M. Roget, CMP, Director Strategic Account Management, Experient

Rising Star: Katharine Gausmann, CMP, Program Manager, Principal Events, National Association Secondary School Principals

2014

President’s Awards

  • Kathy McAdams, CASE, Vice President of Convention Sales, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
  • Geralyn Krist, CMP, National Account Manager, Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association
  • Regina Rink, Senior Account Executive, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Committee Star Awards

  • Communications – Sara Torrence, President, Torrence & Associates
  • Community Service – Peter O’Brien, Global Sales Manager, Marriott International
  • Emerging Professionals  – Heather Kyler, Director-Executive Services, Mechanical Contractors Association of America
  • Professional Development – Jim Kelley, VP – Industry Relations, PRG
  • Government Relations & Advocacy – Terence Donnelly, VP of Sales, Experient
  • Sponsorship – Donna Del Gallo, Associate VP Convention Sales, Discover the Palm Beaches
  • Membership – Katherine Gausmann, Membership & Meetings Manager, American Feed Industry Assn
  • Marketing – Brian Knaack, Meeting & Marketing Manager, US Pharmacopeia

Rising Star: Jennifer Erney, Director, Global Accounts, FRHI Hotels & Resort

2013

President’s Awards

  • Mary Gallagher, CMP, Director, Mid Atlantic, Convention Sales, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

Committee Star Awards

  • Communications – Kari King, Co-Owner of Superlative Events
  • Community Service – Peter O’Brien, Global Sales Manager, Marriott International
  • Emerging Professionals – Mindy Halpert, Conference Manager, The Consortium for School Networking
  • Professional Development – Jim Kelley, VP – Industry Relations, PRG
  • Sponsorship – Cecilia Bell, Key Account Director, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Membership – Melissa Tighe, Account Director, Starwood Hotels
  • Marketing – James Gildea, Director, Global Accounts, Omni Hotels – Global Sales Office

Rising Star: John Rubsamen, Director of Meetings & Events, Americans for the Arts

2012

  • Planner – Emerging Green: Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, Practice Greenhealth/Health Care Without Harm
  • Planner – Green Leader: Vanessa L. Johnson-Evans, American Chemical Society
  • Supplier – Emerging Green: Denise Durgin, Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
  • Supplier – Green Leader: Derrick Rogers, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

2011

  • Planner, Emerging Green: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Planner, Green Leader: American Chemical Society
  • Supplier, Emerging Green: JW Marriott Indianapolis
  • Supplier, Green Leader: Los Angeles Convention Center

2010

  • Planner, Emerging Green: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Planner, Green Leader: American Institute of Architects
  • Supplier, Emerging Green: New Orleans Marriott
  • Supplier, Green Leader: Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau

2009

  • Planner, Emerging Green: Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • Planner, Green Leader: National Business Travel Association
  • Supplier, Emerging Green: Marriott Wardman Park
  • Supplier, Green Leader: The Fairmont Washington DC 

2008

  • Planner, Emerging Green: National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions Planner, Green Leader: The American Institute of Architects
  • Supplier, Emerging Green: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
  • Supplier, Green Leader: Freeman
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