Top Performing Chapter Award
December 19, 2019
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Top Performing Chapter Award

 

 

Board of Directors

Our MPI Rocky Mountain Chapter leadership is a group of meeting professionals dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of every member. Simply expand their title to obtain their contact information & to learn more about each member of our leadership team.  Developing relationships is what it’s all about.

 

 

 

headshot_board_rainsDana Rains, CMP
Keystone Resort & Conference Center and Vail Resorts Meetings & Events
National Sales Manager
303.404.1967
President@mpirmc.org

 

Dana is a native of neighboring Nebraska and a Cornhusker fan at heart – her love for the mountains and all things outdoors brought her to Colorado in 2004. While Dana’s past career in youth ministry involved much hospitality and event planning – her hospitality career began in earnest that fall when she joined the Keystone Resort & Conference Center sales team as their receptionist. Always eager to learn more about the business and up for a challenge, she was quickly promoted to a coordinator position. From there, more hands on meeting and event planning, managing tradeshow logistics and a wide variety of other tasks led Dana to pursue her CMP designation in 2011. In March of 2012, Dana was promoted to be a Sales Manager at Keystone Resort & Conference Center.

Dana’s past involvement with MPI includes coordinating the chapter’s monthly community service project with Project Angel Heart and editing the chapter newsletter.

In her free time, Dana and her basset hound/bulldog mix Norm can often be found in the mountains – enjoying the outdoors, or at the sewing machine creating quilts and other crafty projects.

 

Jennifer Winget CMP CHME
JSAV
Sr. National Account Executive
Director of Sales, Colorado Division
720-739-1701
VPFinance@mpirmc.org

Jennifer Winget has spent her entire career in the hospitality industry. Her career began in the hotel industry, where she spent 20 years in sales and catering before venturing out to work as a Sales Manager for the Arlington, Texas Convention & Visitors Bureau. Following her time with the ACVB, Jennifer worked as an Account Manager for the InfoMart Convention Center in Dallas followed by Director of Sales for the Texas Region for GES Exposition Services. Jennifer worked for the Dallas Office of Freeman AV as Director of Sales before moving to Denver in 2004. Jennifer has been with JSAV since 2004 and is now Vice President of Sales & Branch Operations.

 

 

headshot_board_reillyJoyce Reilly
Peak Beverage
Director of Sales
303.263.0505
ipp@mpirmc.org

 

Joyce was born and raised in Southern California but has called Colorado home for many years.  She has been in the service and hospitality industry for the entirety of her career.  Meeting her future husband in the same industry, they opened a San Francisco Bay Area hotel in 1988 before heading back to Colorado to manage a Bed & Breakfast on the western slope.  A move back to Denver allowed Joyce to continue to experience so many facets of the industry, including hotel sales & catering, restaurant private dining national sales, and off premise food and beverage catering.

Joyce’s current position as President for MPI Rocky Mountain Chapter is a culmination of 11 years of membership and engagement in this industry leading association. Her past positions within MPI have covered Membership and Education. Her participation has allowed her to grow in professional connections and skills beyond measure. Through MPI and her work, she has established a vast network of customers, suppliers, and team partners in the hospitality industry, within the Colorado region and nationally. Building and maintaining relationships, then connecting individuals to potential clients and employees, are her passion.

When not working, Joyce and her husband Brian enjoy grilling big meals for their friends and family, including their 3 adult children.  To escape from it all they head over to the family cabin in NW Colorado.

 

 

headshot_board_sadriStephanie Sadri
Helmsbriscoe
Manager, Global Accounts
720.312.0350
VPFinance@mpirmc.org

 

Stephanie joined the hospitality industry at a young age. She began in restaurants and evolved into the event and catering world. Stephanie’s first Sales and Catering management role was at Invesco Field. Not only did she work like a horse on Bronco’s game days, but she planned all of their private events and worked on a little event you may have heard of, the Democratic National Convention. After leaving Invesco, she went on to work at several fantastic venues, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Oxford Hotel and The Curtis Hotel. Her eclectic well rounded experience has made her an expert in many facets of the industry and is currently a Global Accounts Manager with HelmsBriscoe.

A member of MPI since 2013, Stephanie is entering her 5th year on the Board of Directors. Her previous roles had her involved with the Golf Tournament, Auction, Education and Communications.

Here are few things you will learn about Stephanie if you ever have the pleasure of working with her:

  1. Her husband is a diehard University of Kansas Jayhawk, so she has adopted the Rock Chalk mantra since denying it was futile
  2. Be careful when opening your desk drawers because she probably hid something in there with the intention of terrifying you. She will claim total innocence and blame it on someone else, but we all know that she did it
  3. If you need to brighten your day, just check Stephanie’s Facebook page because she probably updated it in the last few minutes with an adorable photo of her son Noah, daughter Emma or fur baby Daisy.
  4. She is always available for cooking advice since she is likely preparing a gourmet meal for her husband and children that evening. Unfortunately, she rarely shares leftovers with her coworkers
  5. Don’t waste movie quotes on her, because there is a 90% chance she has never seen or heard of the movie you are attempting to quote

 

ashley_davisAshley Davis CMP
Polycom, Inc.
Senior Meeting Planner, Global Events
720-838-7976
VPCommunication@mpirmc.org

 

Rebecca_Sosa_150Rebecca SosaSourcing Sales Executive, Meetings Expert
American Express Global Business Travel
303-815-3339
VPEducation@mpirmc.org

 

Rebecca Sosa unknowingly got into the hospitality industry when she crafted her mom’s 40th birthday while in high school growing up in Ecuador. Rebecca returned to her home state of Texas to go to Baylor University to earn a degree in Telecommunications and Spanish. After many summers of coming to Colorado to backpack, camp, rock climb and mountain bike, she packed her green Volvo, named Molly and moved to Boulder. Rebecca has worn many hats in the hospitality business from being the front desk manager at a high end spa in Boulder, to running an offsite catering company and finally ending up, after living in Argentina and Chile for a year, at her first Catering Sales position at the DoubleTree Westminster followed by being on the opening team of The Curtis hotel, and then ended up at the Hyatt Regency in Denver. She has now been at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa as their Business Development Manager for the past year and a half and has jumped into being active with MPI, PCMA and Destination Colorado.

 

 

headshot_board_maffucciNancy Maffucci

Director of Sales

Bowlero Corp

Phone: 303-792-2695 x38Mobile: 720-238-2574

VPMembership@mpirmc.org

Nancy is a native of the East Coast growing up in Queens, NY and Hazlet, N.J. She has been in the event planning industry since College, where she studied at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. She started out in the music business working for Polygram Records as their Mid Atlantic College Representative planning concerts and promotions for the labels artists. Upon graduation from college she moved back to New Jersey where worked for an independent music label in NYC called Iguana Records.

Wanting a complete change in scenery Nancy picked up and moved to Colorado Springs in 2000 and started working as the Promotions Director for the rock radio station 94.3 KILO. There she was involved with planning large concerts that came to town as well as planning and executing station promotions and giveaways.

Upon moving to Denver, Nancy worked as the Director of Group Sales and Marketing for Boondocks Fun Center in Northglenn, CO. Then in 2010 moved to the Downtown Aquarium where she is now the Sales Manager.

Nancy has been an MPI Member since 2011. Since joining she has had the opportunity to chair and volunteer on both the 2012 & 2013 MPIRMC Gala Committee and the 2012 MIC Serving Up Hope Committee.

When not working or volunteering Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband of 11 years Travis, her 8 year old Chloe and her 5 year old Scarlet-Lily. She is an avid “Foodie” who loves music and vacations with her family.

figAngela (Fig) Wirkler

Senior Group Sales Manager Boulder CVB 303-938-2088 DirMemberCare@mpirmc.org

Driven sales guru with a strong interest in being in a professionally creative environment that allows me to wear many hats. I've demonstrated the ability to adapt and succeed in many different departments of my employers while being recognized for exceptional communication skills. I'm motivated to deliver exceptional client service proven to result in positive outcomes.  

karolineKaroline Corbett CMP
American Cheese Society
Meetings and Events Manager
941-525-2992 
DirSpecialEvents@mpirmc.org

 

Karoline Corbett is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) with over 15 years of experience as a meeting planner managing all aspects of association and corporate conferences and events in the United States and abroad. In previous positions, and most recently as an independent conference management consultant, Karoline has managed education, medical, and financial-related association and non-profit meetings including hotel sourcing, negotiations and contracting, strategic logistics planning, and overall on-site conference management. Karoline brings creative strategies to effectively manage conferences and events working within tight budgets. She particularly enjoys working with member-based organizations, non-profit groups and associations, internal staff, committees, board members, and volunteers who are truly invested in and vital to the success of the organization and events.

Kevin Hedican
Hermes Worldwide, Inc.
Brand Ambassador
303-577-7611

DirFundraising@mpirmc.org

bds_67Brian-Douglas Stanwood
Group Sales Manager
Visit Aurora
702-484-8902       
DirStrategicAlliance@mpirmc.org
julie_brignonJulie Brignon
Global Access Meetings
Junior Project Manager
720-837-0523 

DirPublications@mpirmc.org

heather_vHeather Basch CMP
Imprint Events
Sr. Creative Solutions Manager
303.895.8738
DirMarketing@mpirmc.org

nerissa_67Nerissa Magnuson
Detail Dazzler
MorEvents
303-782-5000
direducation@mpirmc.org

headshot_board_FtempletonFreddie Templeton, CFE (ED)
Rocky Mountain Event Consultants, LLC
(720) 733-8000
ExecutiveDirector@mpirmc.org

 

headshot_board_Ktempleton

Keith Templeton (CA)
Rocky Mountain Event Consultants, LLC
(720) 733-8000
keith@rmecllc.com

 

Rocky Mountain Event Consultants is a full-service event planning company specializing in developing and managing associations, corporate events, award galas, festivals and more. We help clients create an event vision or theme, handle location procurement, catering, decorating, program speaker management, entertainment, audio visual, design, promotion, marketing, public and media relations and more!
As Executive Director for the Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter (MPIRMC), a client for whom Rocky Mountain Event Consultants provides full-service association management services, Freddie Templeton is responsible for working with the MPIRMC board of directors to facilitate strategic planning for the association. She also provides support services including communications, database management, membership operations, financial management and meeting/event planning and execution. Freddie joined the MPIRMC team in 2005.

The Templeton Team serves as Association Managers for the Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado.

Freddie brings a background in meeting planning, event management, business development and leadership training while Keith, Managing Partner brings promotion, design, and printing to their clients.

0Belinda Cottrell, CPCE, CHS
Chapter Operations Manager
Meeting Professionals International
bcottrell@mpiweb.org I www.mpiweb.org

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