DALLAS and ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Two Canadians, Chantal Montpetit, CMP, Canadian Construction Association, Ottawa, and Sarah Watson, Canadian Mathematical Society, also from Ottawa, were among the 37 meeting and travel professionals who recently received the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) from Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), it was announced Jan. 12.
The recipients came from the CMM Norfolk 2016 class, which participated in the program held Aug. 25-28 in Norfolk, Va., at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. With the addition of the Norfolk class, there are now a total of 1,185 holders worldwide. The associations are planning to offer two programs in Palm Springs, Calif., and Reno, Nev., this year.
The newly minted CMM recipients include Cynthia Aliskowsky, Amway Latin America, Monterrey, Mexico; Nicholas Bonora, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; Andrea Cannistraci, andgreat, Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Lisa S. Causey, CMP, Communities Foundation of Texas, Dallas; Diane Dreis, Hollister Incorporated, Libertyville, Ill.; Emily Dunn, Aladdin Travel & Meeting Planners, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Meredith Flanagan, CMP, Gensler, Arlington, Va.; Jessica Fougere, Commonwealth Financial Network, Medford, Mass.; Karen Geesey, AO North America, Honey Brook, Pa.; Lisa Gillette, Investment Adviser Association, Washington, DC.
Additional recipients include Natasha Gore, Black Enterprise, New York City; Lin Guba, CMP, Independent, Elkridge, Md.; Renee Hipp, The Details, Issaquah, Wash.; Ronda Keys, CMP, CEM, CTA, DES, HMCC, William F. Bolger Center – Aramark, Potomac, Md.; Meg Kylander, RAND Corp., Santa Monica, Calif.; Andrea Magruder, CMP, Genex Systems, Inc., Yorktown, Va.; Kendra McMurray, Booz Allen Hamilton, Woodbridge, Va.; Johanna McQuoid, IHS Markit, Englewood, Colo.; Heidi Pascale, ASSA ABLOY Americas, New Haven, Conn.; Emilie Perkins, CMP, CAE, LeadingAge IN, Indianapolis, Ind.; Karen Piccioli, CMP, Planner Matrix, Hopkinton, Mass.; Cathy Piecuch, Ultramar Travel Management Events, Rochelle Park, N.J.; Christa Robbins, CMP, Plex Systems, Inc., Livermore, Calif.; Wayne Robinson, FM Global, Johnston, R.I.
Rounding out the list are Kate Salik, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Laura Scheller, CMP, Solmonte Hospitality, Phoenix, Ariz.; Cheryl Schreiner, MBA, CMP, HelmsBriscoe, Jacksonville, Fla.; Carmen Shannon, L Brands, Inc., Columbus, Ohio; Traci Sheehan, CMP, NCCI, Boca Raton, Fla.; Angela Skeen, Ingersoll Rand, Cumming, Ga.; Candace Sutherland, Commonwealth Hotels, Inc., Lithia, Fla.; Cindy Thompson, Manhattan Associates, Atlanta, Ga.; Tammy Thompson, Voxmedia, Montclair, N.J.; Jennifer Welding, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.; Erica White, Independent, Knoxville, Tenn.