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Events Industry Council Announces New Board and Committee Leadership for 2019
1/3/2019
The Events Industry Council announced today the new board of directors slate and leaders for their key committees, including the CMP Governance Commission and the Industry Insights and Sustainability committees.

“We are excited to have such an accomplished group of leaders representing the events industry on our board, commission and committees. With a global focus for our organisation, this diverse group of professionals bring perspectives from all over the world as we continue to expand our global footprint in all that we do,” said Tina Wehmeir, CMP, CAE, Chair of the Events Industry Council board of directors.

Events Industry Council Board of Directors

The Events Industry Council board is comprised of nominated members of the overall Events Industry Council that consists of more than 30 organisations in the events industry. These leaders are the governing body for the overall council with fiscal responsibility and strategic direction for all Events Industry Council programmes.

2019 Officers:

Chair: Tina Wehmeir, CMP, CAE, AMC Institute

Chair-Elect: Paul Van Deventer, Meeting Professionals International

Immediate Past Chair: Susan Robertson, CAE, American Society of Association Executives & the Center for Association Leadership

2019 Directors:

David Audrain, Society of Independent Show Organizers
Steve Bova, CAE, Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals
Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, International Association of Exhibitions and Events
Mark Cooper, IACC
Kim Gishler, Corporate Event Marketing Association
Don Welsh, Destinations International

2019 CMP Governance Commission

The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential is recognised throughout the events industry and demonstrates an individual's comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession. The CMP programme is created and maintained by meeting professionals from around the globe. The Events Industry Council recruits seasoned CMPs to govern the programme and ensure that it is a true reflection of the events industry. The CMP Governance Commission is comprised of representatives from all sectors of the events industry, including planners and suppliers.

2019 Officers:

Chair: Aleka Garcia, CMP-HC, CMM, Pacific Communications

Chair-Elect: Barbara Connell, CMP, CAE, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Immediate Past Chair: Erin Tench, CMP, CMM, Penn State University

Commission Members:

Sathya Darshan Chinni, CMP, Eventures
Tim Glanzer, CMP, Elevated Meeting Solutions
Christine Faiman, CMP, Marriott International
Deanna Griffith-House, CMP, PMP, CME, PCM, CMM, Spectrum Reach
Tyra Hilliard, CMP, PhD., JD, College of Costal Georgia
Cornelia Horner, CMP, American Land Title Association
Leslie Jones, CMP, CAE, AOTA
Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM, Experient – A Maritz Travel Company
Jessica McLane Gann, Inteleos
Steven Lorenz, CMP, HMCC, Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc.
Robert Webb, CMP, MBA, ASCD

2019 Sustainability Committee

The Events Industry Council Sustainability Initiative seeks to inspire, educate and support leaders of all levels and disciplines who will manifest the transformation of the global meetings industry towards sustainability. The committee champions the implementation of sustainability practices and provides advocacy, education, resources, industry research and recognition of industry leadership.

2019 Officers:

Chair: Courtney Lohmann, CMP, Koncept Events

Vice-Chair: Chance Thompson, SMG-Salt Palace Convention Center and Mountain America Exposition Center

Immediate Past Chair: Lindsay Arell, Honeycomb Strategies

2019 Committee Members:

Angie Ahrens, CMP, LeaderCast
Gwendal Castellan, Tourism Vancouver
Kevin Jezewski, SAVOR, McCormick Place
Alejandra González, Eventos Sustentables
Meghan Green, SAP
Sara Patterson, CMP, Public Housing Authorities Directors Association
Steven Pollock, CMP, HelmsBriscoe
Benoit Sauvage, CMP, DMCP, Connect DMC
Ben Wielgus, Informa
Nancy Zavada, CMP, MeetGreen


2019 Industry Insights Committee
Industry Insights, formerly the Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX), is a committee of the Events Industry Council that focuses on development and implementation of industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiency throughout the events industry.

2019 Officers:

Chair: Gary Murakami, CMP, CTC, GTP, GLP, CMM, MGM Resorts International

Vice-Chair: Allison Kinsley, CMP, CMM CED, Kinsley Meetings

Immediate Past Chair: Miguel Neves, CMP, miguelseven.com

2019 Committee Members:

Dan Berger, Social Tables and Cvent
Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE Bondurant Consulting
Andre Cholewinski, CMP, Interel Group
Danielle Cirami-Gillis, Northstar Meetings Group
Matt Harvey, PSAV
Carol Krugman, CMP, MEd CMM, Krugman Maller LLC
Andrea Peterson, CMP, MTA, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Lauren Liles, CMP, Society for Human Resource Management
Stacy Nerf, Delta Airlines
Amy Norris, CMP, CTA, HelmsBriscoe
Margaret O'Gorman, CMP, Butler County Visitors Bureau


About Events Industry Council
The Events Industry Council’s more than 30 member organisations represent over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the events industry. The Events Industry Council’s vision is to be the global champion for event professionals and event industry excellence. We promote high standards and professionalism in the events industry with the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) programme and our four signature programmes — Sustainability, Industry Insights, Knowledge and Leadership — that represent the key initiatives, assets, services and products for the Events Industry Council. Learn more online at www.eventscouncil.org.


Contact:
info@eventscouncil.org






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