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September 2018 Grapevine

By: MPI Georgia | Sep 11, 2018

Andy Williams
  Andy and Ryan Williams Welcome Baby Addie
Congratulations to our Immediate Past President.  Andy and his wife welcomed their baby girl, Addison Leigh Williams, to the world on August 29. Addie came in weighing 7lbs. 1 oz., and 20.5 inches. Andy Williams is Director of Sales at Destination South Meetings + Events. 
Alyssa Townsend
  Alyssa Townsend Gets Engaged

Alyssa Townsend with eVestment and husband-to-be, Adam Holder, are getting hitched. They met in April 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Grand Opening in Houston, Texas. Adam was the Senior Production Manager running the event and Alyssa was attending as a client of Marriott. He proposed in August and the nuptials are planned for May 2019.

Jason Bastow
  Jason Bastow and His Wife Welcome Baby Jackson
Jason and Catherine celebrated the birth of their son, Jackson Edgar, on June 14. He weighed in at 6lbs. 1 oz., and 19.5 inches. Welcome, Sweet Jackson. Jason is a Senior Program Manager for Hyatt Regency Atlanta and the Chair for the upcoming Fall Classic and Bocce Tournament. We wish you and your beautiful family the best.

Helen Taffet
  Helen Taffet, Sensational Baskets & Gifts

Helen was recently selected as one of three finalists for the Member of the Year Award from the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). Stay tuned for the announcement on November 1 at the 20th Ceremony of the Annual Atlanta Hospitality Hall of Fame Awards. Send your good wishes to Helen.

Ashley izydpore
  Ashley Izydore Euler Receives Promotion

Ashley Izydore Euler, CMP was recently promoted to a manager position with the Physician Education & Medical Libraries division at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Ashley’s previously role was Senior Physician Learning Coordinator. Cheers to Ashley, our Chapter VP of Finance.

Food for Thought

Autumn is the Second Spring when every Leaf is a Flower.    − Albert Camus

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Message from Carla Jean-Thomas Carroll, Salamander Hotels & Resorts

I am excited to join the Communications Team as the lead writer for The Grapevine. If you have any personal or professional news you’d like to share with the membership, please call me at 850.420.6589 or reach out via email to Have a fabulous month and I hope to hear from many of you.



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