2020-2021 Committee Chairs


Annual Conference & Expo

Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) Logistics & Experiences Chair - Meagan Cook

MEGAN Cook HEADSHOTSenior Event Sales & Meeting Director
The Link Events


Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) Logistics & Experiences Co-Chair - Kristin Parks

Kristin Parks headshotCo-Founder
Circosphere Entertainment


ACE Content & Programming Chair - 


ACE Content & Programming Co-Chair - Barcu Sahmali

Burcu SahmaliNational Sales Manager
Bellagio Las Vegas


Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition Chair - Deanna Zercher, CMP

Deanna Zercher headshotSenior Event Specialist, Rewards Solutions


Awards & Recognition Co-Chair - Susan Piel, CMP, CMM

Susan Piel headshotMeeting and Event Consultant
Spiel Planning


CMP/CMM Education

CMP/CMM Education Chair - Lisa Burkett, CMP, CMM, HMCC

Lisa Burkett HeadshotMeeting & Event Manager
Freelance Factotum


CMP/CMM Education Co-Chair - Brigid Neff, CMP

Brigid Neff HeadshotMeeting Planner Manager
Stanford Conferences 


Communications Chair - Marykay Lui

Marykay Lui Headshot 1National Sales Director - Northern CA & Pacific North West
Long Beach CVB 


Communications Co-Chair - Kimberley Patten

Kimberley Patten HeadshotSenior Sales & Marketing Manager
Metro Events


Corks & Forks

Culinary Event Chair - Ken Scheible

KenFeet First Eventertainment, Inc.

Emerging Professionals

Emerging Professionals Chair - Jill Schnaps

Jill-Schnaps-Headsot-e1535473787186-275x300Account Executive
ETHOS Event Collective



Emerging Professionals Co-Chair - Robert Leyva

Robert Leyva Headshot Director of Business Development
Cappa & Garham Terramar


Gala Chair - Kara Schmitt

Kara SchmittExecutive Director of Sales
Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel & Casino

Gala Co-Chair - Melissa Amato, CMP

Melissa AmatoDirector of Business Development
Gateway Global

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

DE&I Chair - Carolynn Santos

Carolynn_head shot 2Strategic and Intentional Experience Creator


DE&I Co-Chair - Kerri Metcalf

Kerry Metcalf headshotNational Sales Director - Northwest
Lowes Hotel & Co



Marketing Chair - Samantha Gonzalez, CMP

Samantha Gonzalez headshot cropAccount Manager


Marketing Co-Chair - Jenny Padilla

Jenny Padilla HeadshotEmployee Events Manager



Nominations Chair - Chelsea Marshburn, CMP, DMCP

Chelsea Marshburn headshot 2019Director of Experience Design
PRA Northern California


Partnerships Chair - Michel Sayo

Michel Sayo Headshot

Account Executive

Partnerships Co-Chair (ACE) - Rex Maxion

Rex Maxion 2019 HeadshotDirector of Sales
Moxy Oakland Downtown

Partnerships Co-Chair - Anne Marie Mourhess

Anne Marie Mourhess headshotNational Sales Manager
Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Education & Programming

Education & Programming Chair - Ron Foxworthy, CMP, CMM

Ron Foxworthy HeadshotDirector, Event Operations
streamlinevents, Inc.


Education & Programming Co-Chair - Kim Clary

Kim Clary HeadshotDirector of Client Success
Odyssey Teams



Recruitment Chair - Jordan Wong, CMP

Jordan Wong HeadshotSenior Sales Manager
Element Santa Clara

Recruitment Co-Chair - Sue Meylan, CMP


Vice President, Sales & Events
Cappa & Graham Terramar


Retention Chair - Bonnie Hoag, MBA

Bonnie black-whiteMarketing Consultant

Retention Co-Chair - Marshall Jones, CMP, CASE

Marshall Jones HeadshotVice President, Regional Sales
Prestige Global Meeting Source


Volunteer Development

Volunteer Development Chair - Simone Papapietro

Simone Papapietro Headshot cropSupervisor, Collaboration + Engagement Services
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


Volunteer Development Co-Chair - Stephanie Spooner, CMP

Stephanie Spooner HeadshotEvents & Program Management Professional 


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