Chapter News

June 2018 Members on the Move

Join us in recognizing our members’ achievements, discover who has recently changed positions or been nominated for awards, and welcome our new and returning members of our growing chapter.

Members on the Move

Dawn Young, Vice President of Hotel Sales – Choose Chicago

Choose Chicago has announced the promotion of Dawn Young, CEM, from Senior Director of Sales to the position of Vice President of Hotel Sales. Young, who has more than 25 years of experience in hospitality and tourism, joined the Choose Chicago team in 2005 as Director of Association Sales.

Deborah Sexton, DLS & Associates – Induction into the Events Industry Council Hall of Leaders 

Deborah Sexton of DLS & Associates will be inducted into the Events Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders in October 2018. The Events Industry Council is awarding Deborah with this high honor for her contributions to the events industry and demonstrated versatility that has impacted and redefined meetings, conventions, exhibits, and travel.
The awards celebration will be held during the IMEX America trade show in Las Vegas.

Welcome to Our New and Returning Members:

Colleen Abernethy
Managing Partner – Platinum DMC Collection

Toyin Alaka
Meetings Manager – National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Brea Barnes
Transaction Processor – Elgin Community College

Alyssa Brandt, CPCE
National Director, Sales and Events – Levy Restaurants Corporate Headquarters

Jenny Cole
Education and Meeting Manager – Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Tim Duhig
Associate Director of Sales – Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

Joanne Girardi
Director, Member Services – Chicago Dental Society

Trey Grellia
Senior Sales Executive – Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Jessica Lee
Senior Sales Manager – The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus

Kristen Long
Corporate Sales Manager – Hyatt Regency Lisle

Slavyana Mateyko
Meeting Logistics Coordinator – American College of Surgeons

Catherine McKenna, CMP, CMM
Account Director – WildCat Enterprises, Inc.

Travis Poppell
Director of Sales – Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and Global Center for Health Innovation

Justin Post
Regional Vice President – Map Your Show

Kelsey Rubin
National Sales Manager – Choose Chicago

Jeffrey Walker
Student – Kendall College

Sheila Wellington
Director of Operations and Personnel – IETSO, LLC

Craig Wiberg
Senior Editor – Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

Erin BerggrenJune 2018 Members on the Move