MPINCC member contributions are recognized through
quarterly and annual awards.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 2016-2017 ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS!

The annual awards were announced and presented to a 300+ attendee packed ballroom at the Annual Gala & Silent Auction held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco.


2016-2017

ANNUAL AWARDS 2016-2017:

Tomorrow’s Leader
Patrick McMichael, CSEP, Denon & Doyle Entertainment

Committee Chair of the Year
Melanie Lucero, Half Moon Bay Lodge

Board Member of the Year
Kathleen Maier, CMP, Moss Adams LLP

Partners of the Year
Dolce Hayes Mansion
Sonoma County Tourism

Meeting Professional of the Year
Liz Cherson, CMP, CMM, Greylock Partners

President’s Awards
Lisa Burkett, CMP, CMM, HMCC, Freelance Factotum
Marta Hayden
Danielle Restaino, CMP, Genentech
Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP, HMCC, Blackbox Meetings
Rick Weaver, Armarion Solutions

Hall of Fame
Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM, HMCC, Meetings Defined
Jim Skiba, CIS, CMP, CTA, World Incentive Nexus
Rose Stanton, CTA, Wine Country Destinations

SCHOLARSHIPS 2016-2017

MPI World Education Congress (WEC) 2017:
Liz Cherson, CMP, CMM, Greylock Partners
Samantha Brown, Off the Grid

Meeting Professional of the Third Quarter (MPQ3) 2016-2017
Ryan Carroll, Giants Enterprises

Meeting Professional of the Second Quarter (MPQ2) 2016-2017
Jessica Rienecker, CMM, CTA, CTP, HMCC, Visit Ahaheim/Anaheim-Orange County CVB

Meeting Professional of the First Quarter (MPQ1) 2016-2017
Gene Hwang, Orange Photography

2015-2016

ANNUAL AWARDS 2015-2016:

Tomorrow’s Leader
Nikki Brainerd, CORT Event Furnishings

Committee Chair of the Year
Alaina Hee, AlliedPRA Northern California

Board Member of the Year
Lucy Giovando Watts, CMP, CMM, Giovando Watts & Company, Inc.

Suppliers of the Year
Villa Florence
CORT Event Furnishings

Meeting Professional of the Year
Susan Piel, CMP, SanDisk

President’s Awards
James Gregg, Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Lori Kinsey, CMP, Meeting Possibilities, LLC

Hall of Fame
Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP, HMCC, Black Box Meetings

SCHOLARSHIPS 2015-2016

MPI World Education Congress (WEC) 2016:
Susan Piel, CMP (To read Susan’s WEC recap click here)
Elisa Sandoval, CMP, HMCC
Kat Maier, CMP (To read Kat’s WEC recap click here)

MEETING PROFESSIONALS OF THE QUARTER 2015-2016:

Meeting Professional of the Fourth Quarter (MPQ4) 2015-2016
Kim Sampson, CMP, Genentech

Meeting Professional of the Third Quarter (MPQ3) 2015-2016
Patrick McMichael, CSEP, Denon & Doyle Entertainment

Meeting Professional of the Second Quarter (MPQ2) 2015-2016
Chelsea Marshburn, CMP, AlliedPRA Northern California

Meeting Professional of the First Quarter (MPQ1) 2015-2016
Mason Foster, Two Dudes & A Booth &
Elisa Sandoval, CMP, HMCC, The St. Regis San Francisco

2014-2015

ANNUAL AWARDS 2014-2015:

Tomorrow’s Leader
Ryan Carroll, AT&T Park

Committee Chair of the Year
Marykay Lui, Long Beach CVB

Board Member of the Year
Lucinda Mendoza, CMP, Annual Reviews

Suppliers of the Year
Mosaic Global Transportation
FREEMAN

Meeting Professional of the Year
Dawn Klippel, CORT Event Furnishings

President’s Awards
Dana Drury, Genentech
Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM, Meetings Defined
Diane Schneiderman, CMP, CAE

Hall of Fame
Thom Ward, Dining Connections

SCHOLARSHIPS 2014-2015:

MPI World Education Congress (WEC) 2015:
Peggy Anderson, CMP (To read Peggy’s WEC recap click here)
Bree Brooks
Dorothea Carroll-Elumba

MEETING PROFESSIONALS OF THE QUARTER 2014-2015:

Meeting Professional of the Fourth Quarter (MPQ4) 2014-2015
Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP, Blackbox Meetings

Meeting Professional of the Third Quarter (MPQ3) 2014-2015
Crystal Blaine, Freeman Decorating Company

Meeting Professional of the Second Quarter (MPQ2) 2014-2015
Rose Stanton, CMP, CTA, Viviani Destination Specialists 

Meeting Professional of the First Quarter (MPQ1) 2014-2015
Monica Sagum, SuperShuttle & ExecuCar

2013-2014
ANNUAL AWARDS 2013-2014:

Tomorrow’s Leader
Bree Brooks, Entire Productions

Committee Chair of the Year
Sean Kirklen, CMP, UCSF

Board Member of the Year
Liz Keyser, CMP, DMCP, AlliedPRA Northern California

Suppliers of the Year
The Westin Verasa Napa
Team San Jose

Meeting Professional of the Year
Christa Mekki, Magnetic Magnificent Events

President’s Awards
Chad Ammon, Creative Group, Inc.
Carlee Duncan, CMP, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Tiffany Gorman, CMP, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Hall of Fame
Danielle Restaino, CMP, Genentech

SCHOLARSHIPS 2013-2014:

CMP University 2014
Soskita Green
MPI World Education Congress (WEC) 2014

Lucinda Mendoza, CMP (To read Lucinda’s WEC recap, click here.)

MEETING PROFESSIONALS OF THE QUARTER 2013-2014:

Meeting Professional of the First Quarter (MPQ1) 2013-2014
Kathleen “Kat” Maier, CMP, D&B – Dun & Bradstreet

Meeting Professional of the Second Quarter (MPQ2) 2013-2014
Brittany Barr, CMP, Brittany Barr Consulting

Meeting Professional of the Third Quarter (MPQ3) 2013-2014
Christa Mekki, Magnetic Magnificent Events

Meeting Professional of the Fourth Quarter (MPQ4) 2013-2014
Samah Menoufy, Wynn|Encore

2012-2013
ANNUAL AWARDS 2012-2013

Tomorrow’s Leader
Jerry Diaz, Monterey County CVB

Committee Chair of the Year
Gary Murakami, CTC, GTP, GLP, CMP, MGM Resorts International

Board Member of the Year
Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM, Meetings Defined

Supplier of the Year
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Plan-It Interactive
PSAV Presentation Services

Meeting Professional of the Year
Samantha Shaw, CMP, AlliedPRA Northern California

President’s Awards
Carlee Duncan, CMP, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Sabrina Ritchie, CMP, CAE, Independent
Owen Rundall, Caesars Entertainment

SCHOLARSHIPS 2012-2013

MPI WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS (WEC) 2013:
Adam Isseks, SF State Downtown Campus (To read Adam’s WEC recap, click here.)

MEETING PROFESSIONAL OF THE QUARTER 2011-2012:

Meeting Professional of the 1st Quarter (MPQ1) 2012-2013
Carrie Reynolds, Hilton Worldwide Global Headquarters

Meeting Professional of the 2nd Quarter (MPQ1) 2012-2013
Lucinda Mendoza, CMP, Annual Reviews

Meeting Professional of the 3rd Quarter (MPQ1) 2012-2013
Gary Murakami, CTC, GTP, GLP, CMP, MGM Resorts International

Meeting Professional of the 4thQuarter (MPQ4) 2012-2013
Lyisha Johnson

2011-2012
ANNUAL AWARDS 2011-2012

Tomorrow’s Leader
Zorianna Smith, CMP, AlliedPRA San Francisco

Committee Chair of the Year
Carlee Duncan, CMP, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Board Member of the Year
Joey Nevin, AT&T Park

Supplier of the Year – Small Company
ColorZone

Supplier of the Year – Large Company
Savor…San Francisco at Moscone Center, a division of SMG

Meeting Professional of the Year
Marilee Sonneman, CMP, DMCP, Spotlight Events Consulting

President’s Awards
Jody Brandes, CMP, Genentech
and
Chris Irish, Event Extravagant Group

Hall of Fame
Stephen Revetria, Giants Enterprises/AT&T Park

SCHOLARSHIPS 2011-2012

MPI WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS (WEC) 2012:
Maile Akana, DMCP (To read Maile’s WEC recap, click here.)

MEETING PROFESSIONAL OF THE QUARTER 2011-2012:

Meeting Professional of the 1st Quarter (MPQ1) 2011-2012
Lisa Volpi, CMP, CTE, Blue Coat Systems

Meeting Professional of the 2nd Quarter (MPQ1) 2011-2012
Samantha Shaw, CMP, AlliedPRA Northern California

Meeting Professional of the 3rd Quarter (MPQ1) 2011-2012
Gary Murakami, CTC, CCTE, GLP, CMP, MGM Resorts International


2010-2011
ANNUAL AWARDS 2010-2011
Board Member of the Year
Lisa Burkett, CMP, CMM, The Leadership Institute
Committee Chair of the Year
Terri Woodin, CMP, Associated Luxury Hotels International
Hall of Fame
Lucy Giovanda Watts, CMP, CMM, Giovanda Watts & Company
Meeting Professional of the Year
Darci Motta, CMP, CITE, AAA Insurance
President’s Award
Liz Keyser Watson, CMP, DMCP, AlliedPRA San Francisco
Supplier of the Year
Tahoe Region (North Lake Tahoe and Lake Tahoe South Shore)
Champion Exposition Services
Tomorrow’s Leader
Lucinda Mendoza, Annual Reviews

SCHOLARSHIPS 2010-2011
CMP University, January-June 2011
Lucinda Mendoza

MPI WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS (WEC) 2011
Adriane Powell, CMP – Full scholarship (To read Adriane’s WEC Experience Recap, Click Here)
Nancy Hoffman, CMP – Flight and registration reimbursement (To read Nancy’s WEC Experience Recap, Click Here)
Samantha Shaw – Hotel reimbursement (To read Samantha’s WEC Experience Recap, Click Here)

MEETING PROFESSIONAL OF THE QUARTER 2010-2011
Meeting Professional of the 1st Quarter (MPQ1) 2010-2011
Donna Chadwell, CMP

Meeting Professional of the 2nd Quarter (MPQ2) 2010-2011
Darci Motta, CMP, CITE

Meeting Professional of the 3rd Quarter (MPQ3) 2010-2011
Carlee Duncan, CMP

Meeting Professional of the 4th Quarter (MPQ4) 2010-2011
Marilee Sonneman, CMP

2009-2010
ANNUAL AWARDS 2009-2010
Board Member of the Year
Tiffany Arnold, CMP, CMM, The Ritz Carlton San Francisco
Committee Chair of the Year
Jody Brandes, CMP, Genentech
Hall of Fame
Joel Costa, CMP, MBA, San Jose Marriott
Meeting Professional of the Year
Michelle Thornton, CMP, Autodesk, Inc.
President’s Award
Danielle Restaino, CMP, Genetech
Supplier of the Year
CORT Event Furnishings
1-2-3 PROMOTE.Biz!
Tomorrow’s Leader
Diane Balzer Herstein, CMP, streamlinevents,inc.

SCHOLARSHIPS 2009-2010
WEC Scholarships 2009-2010 (MPI World Education Congress)
Diane Balzer Herzstein, CMP, streamlinevents, inc. (To read Diane’s WEC Experience Recap, Click Here)
Ruthie Keidel, CMP, Wells Fargo SIG (To read Ruthie’s WEC Experience Recap, Click Here)

CMP University, January-June 2010
Tiffany Ferrai, Symantec
Melanie Walton, MBA, Oakland Marriott City Center

PEC Scholarships 2009-2010 (MPI Professional Education Conference) 
John Koon, JEK Consulting
Bryan Carver Wright, IncrediBull America

MEETING PROFESSIONAL OF THE QUARTER 2009-2010
Meeting Professional of the 1st Quarter (MPQ1) 2008-2009
Diane Balzer Herzstein, CMP, streamlinevents, inc.

Meeting Professional of the 2nd Quarter (MPQ2) 2009-2010
Joel Costa, CMP, Marriott International Inc.

Meeting Professional of the 3rd Quarter (MPQ3) 2009-2010
Terri Woodin, CMP, Associated Luxury Hotels International

Meeting Professional of the 3rd Quarter (MPQ3) 2009-2010
Elaine Herman, La Bonne Cuisine

2008-2009
ANNUAL AWARDS 2008-2009
Board Member of the Year
Danielle Restaino, CMP, Genetech
Committee Chair of the Year
Jessika Neufeld-Ortiz, CMP, InterContinental The Clement Monterey
Hall of Fame
Kehaulani McGregor, CMP, The Meeting Strategy Group
Meeting Professional of the Year
Eve Schmitt, CMP, MBA, CMM, EDEN – Meetings & Events
President’s Award
Stephen Revetria, AT&T Park
Hilton Sonoma Wine Country
Student Member of the Year
Susi Collins, W San Francisco
Supplier of the Year
Orange Photography
AVT, Inc.
Tomorrow’s Leader
TIffany Arnold, CMP, Ritz Carlton San Francisco

SCHOLARSHIPS 2008-2009
WEC Scholarships 2008-2009 (MPI World Education Congress)
Rose Stanton Markey, Wine Country Destinations (To read Rose’s WEC Experience Recap, Click Here)
Pat Zollman, CMP, HelmsBriscoe (To read Pat’s WEC Experience Recap, Click Here)

CMP Spring Study Weekend Scholarship 2008-2009
Tara Schratz, Solta Medical

PEC Scholarships 2008-2009 (MPI Professional Education Conference) 
Joel Costa, CMP, MBA, JW Marriott Hotel San Francisco 
Pat Swan, 1 Fort Mason 

CMP Fall Study Weekend Scholarship 2008-2009
Maggie Akins, Monterey Conference Center 

MEETING PROFESSIONAL OF THE QUARTER 2008-2009
Meeting Professional of the 4th Quarter (MPQ4) 2008-2009
Jody Brandes, CMP, Genentech
Michelle Thornton, CMP, Autodesk, Inc.

Meeting Professional of the 3rd Quarter (MPQ3) 2008-2009
Joel Costa, CMP, MBA, JW Marriott Hotel San Francisco

Meeting Professional of the 2nd Quarter (MPQ2) 2008-2009
Gail Lampert, CMP, Unique Yoga Retreats 

Meeting Professional of the 1st Quarter (MPQ1) 2008-2009
Diana Blanda, CMP, CMM, Deloitte Services LP