Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Advance Your Career with the CMP

Event Details:

Where: Virtual
When: November 20, 2013 1:00 PM Central Standard Time until November 20, 2013 2:00 PM Central Standard Time

The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)® is the most widely held designation inthemeeting management industry. Those who pass the CMP certification exam demonstrate that they have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful meeting professional. Come hear how more than 10,000 meeting professionals have earned the CMP designation and how you can too!

  • Learn about the career benefits in earning the CMP
  • Understand the application and exam process
  • Hear study strategies from someone who recently earned his CMP
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
1pm Central
Cost: Complimentary

Gayle Dahlman, CMP Certification Director, Convention Industry Council
Gayle Dahlman is the Certification Director for the Convention Industry Council’s CMP and CMP-HC Programs. With nearly a decade of certification experience, Gayle brings to the program with a wide breadth of knowledge including strategic management and positioning of certifications, expertise in keeping certifications current with rapidly evolving professions, best practices in program administration, and the benefits of achieving professional certification.

Patrick Crosson, CMP, Specialist, Meetings & Events, PCMA

Patrick graduated from James Madison University with a B.B.A. in Hospitality and Tourism Management in May of 2011.  Upon graduating, Patrick began working at the International Dairy Foods Association as the meetings assistant working on everything from registration and housing to logistics and marketing. Patrick also remained heavily involved in the regional Capital Chapter of PCMA. 

In October of 2012, Patrick was hired on by the Professional Convention Management Association as their Specialist, Meetings and Events. His new role includes handling all registration and housing for PCMA’s annual and mid-year conferences, logistics planning, coordination of transportation, signage and shipping as well as being the lead planner on other meetings throughout the year. Patrick received his CMP designation in August 2013 and is now working on his DES certification.