Adult Prom: Under the Stars
March 14, 2024
7:00pm - 10:00pm
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MPI/HSMAI 13th AnnualHospitaliTee Golf and Networking Event
May 6, 2024
8:00am Shotgun Start
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Overall Excellence Chapter Award



Member Award Recipients


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Members of the Quarter

2018 - 2019

1st Quarter - Heather Luvisi, Lucky Strike Entertainment 

2nd Quarter - MaryLynne Christman, CMP, CMM, Collaborative Event Management

3rd Quarter - Mary Young, CMP, The Hermosa Inn & LON'S

4th Quarter - Donna Masiulewicz, CMP, Timeline Meetings and Events

Past Members of the Month


May Heather Rykowski, All in the Present, Inc.

April McKenzie Kaufeld Counts, Wildly Different Team Building Experiences

February, Kerri O’Brien Rose, Independent Planner

January Lizda Samayoa, HEUG



December Lynne Tinker, Idea Team Building

November, Cere Netters, CMP, National Speakers Association

October Jessica Young, Flagstaff CVB

September  Penny Allphin, CHME, Aris Hospitality Management LLC

July  Allison Shebek, AlliedPRA

  David Twigger, Vermilion Events

May  Bill Babin, Big Zephyr Music

  MaryLynne Christman, Collaborative Event Management

  McKenzie Kaufeld-Counts, Wildly Different

  Donna Robinson, ADM Enterprises, Inc

  Amanda Tassoul, WM Symposia



Jennifer M. Cotsonas, kool Party Rentals
Terry McDonald, Event Rents
Ed Scannell, Center for Professional Development and Training
Melissa Lanouette, National Speakers Association
Holly Abbott, Desert Diamond Hotel & Casino
Katie Dreifus, Hotel Valley Ho
Steve Laine, PSAV
Dennis Campbell, Gaining Edge
Caress Rogers, Hotel Valley Ho
Heather Gottula, AAA
Erica Allen, Socius/HEUG
Nicole Spotanski, Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa



Kerri O'Brian-Rose, Co-Chair Holiday Party
Suzanne Hagberg, Director of Marketing - Desert Belle
Doug Loucks, Hilton Phoenix-Mesa
Terri Bauer, Global Manager - HelmsBriscoe
Bart Lasner, CMP, CHSE, Lodge on the Desert
 Lisa Rapps, Anthill Events, LLC
 Wendy Franks, Team San Jose
 Sukki Jahake, Hotels for Hope



 Shelley Sullivan, US Foods
 Sharon Scronic, Arizona Dental Association
 Ida Jones, Director of Group Sales, Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau
 Kelli Dawson, American Express Meetings and Events
 Patricia Zollman, CMP CMM, HelmsBriscoe
 Deborah Raposa, Idea Source Inc
 Gary Bowen, Wingate by Wyndham Scottsdale
 Michelle Huebner, Visit Mesa



Julie Wong and Connie Cornelius
 Allison Mikula
 Troy Peters
 Maryanne Aleman
 Laura Katz
 Lisa Evans
 Rebecca Landry, New Orleans CVB
 Janet Erickson, Access Destination Services
 Tanya Queen, Mastro's
 Christina Tzavellas, CMP, CTZ Associates
 MaryLynne Christman, Be Hip Marketing



 Melanie Ravalin, CMP, M.Y. Events
 Bonnie Mattick, Unforgettable Outcomes
 Erin Forrest, Fiesta Resort Conference Center
 Ibone Moreno, MiCasa Consulting
 Linda Ruby, Tempe Tourism Office Event
 Carlo Espinoza, McDonald Floral and Gifts
 Susie Molinich, Maxvantage
 Cristin Barr, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
 Lee Smith, Hotel Valley Ho
 Susan Armentrout, Black Canyon and Desert Willow Conference Centers



 Barbara Bourman, Comerica Theatre - Live Nation
 Steve Dumond, SWANK Audio Visuals
 Carol Golden, Sedona Elegant Event Planner
 Julia-Isabel Davenport, Maximize Your Publicity, LLC
 Chris Loftus, Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
 Jeanne White, CMP, International Studies/UofA
 Bobette Gorden, Influence at Work
 David Borsheim, ASU
 Lisa Evans, ChildHelp
 Angela Prestinario, Stratum Laser Tag and Heather Luvisi, Dave & Buster's



 Amy Miranda, Tempe Tourism Office
 Pamela Traficanti, CTA, Tucson CVB
 Sherry Johnson, Kinsley Meetings
 Mary Young , M.Y. Events and Tina Leadbetter, 360 Adventures
 Matt Harding, Holiday Inn & Suites Tucson
 David Brokaw, Loews Ventana Canyon and Debbie Brass, CTC, Meetings, Etc.
 Jeff Hafflet - Detours of Arizona and Cara Tracy, CMP, CMM, National Speakers Association
 Katie Grimmett, Little America Hotel Flagstaff and Rochell Planty, CMP, CTA, Rockin R Meetings & Events



 Barbara Bruce, Prescott Resort & Conference Center and Becky Moore, Prescott Inn & Suites
 Connie Cornelius, Affinity Group Tours and Elaine Silashki, WL Gore & Associates
 Erin Forrest, Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North and Lynda Logan, L2 Event Management
 Gary Vallen, NAU; Diana Rocha, ASU Student; and Laurel Zakula, CMP, Planning Professionals
 Randy Breen, Modern Exposition Services and Alyssa Franks, Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association
 Jean Cadwell, Encore Creative and Jen Merkel, CMI Resources
 Tina Keith, Your Next Meeting and Tiffany Higgins, Pet Smart Charities



 Ibone Moreno Schatzel, MiCasa Consulting, Inc. and Neysa Morrissey, Conference Direct
 Bill Mesa, OB Sports Golf Management and Gabriella Scott, Independent Event Professional
 Pam Williams, Mesa CVB and Jamie Cook, CMP, Strategic Meetings
 Stephanie Wynn, ASU and Lynne Wellish, CMP, Merestone
 Hinrich Eylers, KaBloom and Jill Longfellow, Enterprise Rent A Car
 Leslie Parish, Thunderbird Executive Inn
 Mark McMinn, CMP, Tempe CVB and Jennifer Castro, Dave & Buster's



 Angela Gomez, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Karla Vogtman, Greater Phoenix CVB
 Julia Isabel-Davenport, Maximize Your Publicity and Gail Jackson, CMP, Flagstaff CVB
 Michelle Fulcher, Organized Affair; Patti Daley, CMP, A Daley Event and Debbie Brass, CTC, Meetings Etc.
 Karen May, TBA Global and Michelle King, Divine Event Management and Consultants
 Penny Allphin, CMP, Carefree Resort & Villas and Cara Tracy, CMP, CMM, National Speakers Association
 Marla, Harr, CMP, celebrations by Design and Cathy Wylet, OutSource Management
 Christina Tzavellas, CMP, CTZ Associates and Lisa Pressman, Lisa Pressman Ensemble/Opus Fromus



 Cherie Westbrook, Laughlin Visitors Bureau and Cathy Clifton, CMP, CMM, C2 & Company Meetings & Events
 Beth Fagan, Nat'l. Council of Prescription Drug Programs
 Ibone Moreno-Schatzel, MiCasa Consulting and Beth Nixon, HPN
 Anita Cowen, Royal Palms Resort & Spa and Jim Fausel, CMP, CMM, Conference Connection

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