Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

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2016 Lifetime Achievement Honorees
Meeting Professional Honoree
Johnnie C. White Jr., CMP,

Sr. Director, Education & Meetings, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
Educator Honoree
Janet L. Jakobsen, CMP, MBA
Professor, Hospitality & Tourism,
Niagara College
Supplier Honoree
James E. Rooney
President & CEO,
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Professional Excellence Award Finalists

» Event Designer of the Year

Warren Goodson

Director of Production,
PSAV Creative Services, PSAV

Allyson O'Connor

CEO and Founder, NXTevent

Erin Vomocil

Senior Manager Event Operations,
UBM Tech

» Community Advocate of the Year

Christine Phelps

Deputy Executive Director,
American Academy of Neurology

Germaine Schaefer

Director, Conferences &
Leadership Development,
National Association of Counties

Ellen Shortill

Director, Convention & Meetings,
American Speech Language Hearing Association

» Meeting Professional of the Year

Lenay Gore

Director Meetings/Conventions,
American Public Transportation Association

Kirsten Olean

Director of Meetings,
American Society for Microbiology

Lynn Smith

Chief Planning Officer,
AVID Productions

» Supplier of the Year

Susan Kushner

President, Kushner & Associates

Jason Lusk

Associate Vice President,
Convention Sales, Visit Denver

Rachael Riggs

Manager, Meeting and Convention Sales - Midwest/Chicago,
Tourism Vancouver