Chapter News

October 2017 Members on the Move

Award Winning GMC Members

We’d like to extend our congratulations to our MPI-CAC Award Winners!

Angela Vazquez
Angela Vazquez
, Director of Sales and Marketing at LondonHouse Chicago won the Tomorrow’s Leader Award. Angela is being honored for her contributions to the chapter through her involvement, professional experience, industry involvement, and community engagement.

Katie Callahan-Giobbi
, Executive Vice President of Mind Your Business Incorporated, won the President’s Award. As a recipient, Katie is being recognized for her industry service, assistance to the Office of the President, honesty, and commitment to the success of the Office of the President and MPI.

And a congratulations for being named one of the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry by Meetings and Conventions Magazine to:

Janet Sperstad, CMP
has been named one of the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry by Meetings and Conventions Magazine. Congratulations to Janet, who is Program Director for Meetings and Events Management at Madison College.

And congrats to our members on the move:

Ryan Murphy, MBA, CASE has been promoted to Director of Sales for ON Services, a GES company. His previous position was Senior Sales Manager – Audio Visual, for GES.

We’d also like to recognize our representation on the 2017- 2018 MPI-CAC Board of Directors:

President: Cory Fransway, CMP, CMM, DES – Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company

President-Elect: Fergal O’Sullivan, CMP, CASE, Marriott International, Inc.

Vice President of Finance: Erin K. Babarskis, CMP – Ewald Consulting

Vice President of Membership: Rick Hud – San Francisco Travel Association

Director, Holiday Party & Summer Networking: Michael Solis – Wyndham Hotel Group

Welcome our new and returning members:

Mary C. Annen
Senior Meetings Manager – Executive Director, Inc

Arielle Barlage 
Student – Ferris State University

Sharon Bellock 
Senior Manager, Trade Show Operations – International Housewares Association

Joleen Berberet 
Senior Sales Manager – GES – Chicago

Katherine Carlson
Education Manager – American Hospital Association

Gloria J. Chan
Student – IUPUI

Lynn Cunha, CMP
Director of Meetings – American College of Sports Medicine

Amanda L. de Guzman
Complex Director of Group Sales – Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown

Kim DiCianni
Exhibits Manager & Membership Representative – IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries

Jennifer Divelbiss
Director, Events – BAI

Amanda Duski
Meetings Manager – Association Management Center

Jody Egel, CMP, CAE
Director of Meetings & Events – American College of Chest Physicians

Lauren Findley 
Event Intern for National FFA Convention – Purdue University

Britton Forker
Student – Michigan State University

Nancy Gavin
Operations Director – National Safety Council

Andrea H. Gentile 
Student – DePaul University

Karen K. Hamm   
Senior Manager, Content Delivery – RSNA – Radiological Society of North America

Emily Harding 
Senior Complex Group Sales Manager – Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown

Rachel Hewitt
Meeting and Events Coordinator – Uniform Law Commission

Jessica Jurasz, CMP
Senior Director, Conference & Programs – Association for Corporate Growth

Deborah Kase 
National Sales Manager – Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Andrea Keefe 
Meetings & Events Coordinator – IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries

Emily Kiehl 
Student – Ferris State University

Ryleigh Kuhn 
Student – Michigan State University

Laurie May 
Senior Account Manager – RSNA – Radiological Society of North America

Sarah Michelson 
Student – Michigan State University

Colleen Miglio 
Meeting Manager – Bostrom Corporation

Gabrielle Miller 
Student – UW – Stout PCMA

Gail Orfanos, CMP
Project Manager, Meetings and Events – Travel Leaders Corp/Meetings iQ

Hayley Pegram 
Student – Michigan State University

Delaney Pepper 
Student – University of Wisconsin

Rebekah Pioch 
Student – Ferris State University

Lori Ramos 
Senior Meetings Manager – American Medical Association

Anita Rasmussen, CIS
Senior Manager, Event Services – YMCA of the USA

Jillian Rop 
Student – Grand Valley State University

Annette Savage
Director of Program Services – RSNA – Radiological Society of North America

Kristin Schueler 
Meetings & Events Manager – IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries

Brooke Shevtsov 
Specialist, Events and Education – CompTIA

Ciara Smith 
Shift Supervisor/Barista – IUPUI

Lindsay Stasiak 
Student – IUPUI

Katie Summitt 
Student – IUPUI

Lauren Teague 
Student – Purdue University

Brandy Thornton 
Student – Ferris State University

Manuela Vargas 
Student – DePaul University

Theresa Woike 
Education Manager – Society of Critical Care Medicine

Thomas RaddeOctober 2017 Members on the Move