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Top Performing Chapter Award

 

 

Past Circle of Excellence Winners

 

Recognizes a planner member who represents leadership and excellence in the meeting planning profession along with a commitment to the local meeting community and an exemplary record of customer service in their industry. Nominations are received from the membership.  All chapter planner members are eligible.

2018-2019    Heather Dameron, CMP, The Journeys Group

2017-2018    Angela Layton, CMP, CMM, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

2016-2017    Shannon Yeater, CMP Butler Snow

2015-2016    Shannon Yeater, CMP Butler Snow

2014-2015    Kristen Richardson, Emdeon

2013-2014    Heather Willis, The Journeys Group

2012-2013    Katie Rogers, CMP, Emdeon

2011-2012    Janice McCallen, Service Master Clean

2010-2011    Diane Bearden, CMP, Country Music Association

2009-2010    Angela Layton, CMP, Tennessee Medical Association

2008-2009    Christy Wright, Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.

2007-2008    Janice McCallen, ServiceMaster Clean

2006-2007    Angela Layton, CMP, Tennessee Medical Assn.

2005-2006    Sarah Timm, CMP, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

2004-2005    Melinda Kuest, CMP, Walker Management

2003-2004    Shannon Kasakevics, CMP, Country Music Association

2002-2003    Michele Carson, CMP, Ingram Book Group

2001-2002    Michele Carson, CMP, Ingram Book Group

2000-2001    David Votta, Gospel Music Association

1999-2000    Tom McDonald, CLU, LUTCF, Tennessee Farmers Insurance

1998-1999    Cathy Summers, Tennessee State University

1997-1998    Melanie Fly, CMP, Gaylord Entertainment

1996-1997    Courtney McGee, CMP, Event Logistics, Inc.

1995-1996    Melanie Fly, CMP, Gaylord Entertainment

1994-1995    Jo Ellen Garramone, Tennessee Malt Beverage Association

1993-1994    Courtney McGee, CMP, Event Logistics, Inc.

1992-1993    Sharon Adkins, MSN, RN, Vanderbilt University

1991-1992    R. Harold Hipps, CMP, R. & Associates

1990-1991    Karen Kenny, Tennessee Department of Tourism Development

1989-1990    Kate Rupert, Hospital Corporation of America

Recognizes a supplier member who represents leadership and excellence in the meeting planning profession along with a commitment to the local meeting community and an exemplary record of customer service in their industry. Nominations are received from the membership.  All chapter supplier members are eligible.  

2018-2019    Shannen Stewart, Clearbrook Hospitality

2017-2018    Ashleigh Cote, CMP, Macro Productions

2016-2017    Jill Kopecky, EntertainmentBuy

2015-2016    Jamie Hulet, Grand Ole Opry Entertainment Group

2014-2015    Rusty Chester, OnStage

2013-2014    Valerie Summers, Gary Musick Productions

2012-2013    Tracy Wray, Hutton Hotel

2011-2012    Melanie Clifford, Dancing Bear Lodge

2010-2011    Melanie Clifford, Dancing Bear Lodge

2009-2010    Scarlett Coffman, CMP, Dave & Buster’s

2008-2009    Robyn McCamy, CMP, Destination Nashville

2007-2008    Maureen Wilde, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

2006-2007    Nancy Deal, Nashville Airport Marriott

2005-2006    Sheryl Baker, The Peabody Memphis

2004-2005    Scott Wright, Nashville CVB

2003-2004    Elecia Lewis, CMP, Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University

2002-2003    T. Clark Miller, Rainforest Café

2001-2002    Daphne Reid, CMP, Gaylord Opryland Nashville

2000-2001    Larry Baltz, Republic Speakers Bureau

1999-2000    Michael Owen, All Access

1998-1999    Carol Norfleet, CMP, DMCP, Destination Nashville

1997-1998    Lucy Kelly, Planet Hollywood

1996-1997    Kathy Naïve, Embassy Suites Hotel

1995-1996    Betsy Oliver, Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse

1994-1995    Ann Webb, DoubleTree Hotel

1993-1994    Will Reynolds, MediaMan Productions

1992-1993    Gary Musick, Gary Musick Productions

1991-1992    Donna Siegel, Opryland USA

1990-1991    Jan Thrasher, Opryland Entertainment Services

1989-1990    Gary Musick, Bookends Entertainment

Recognizes the special impact and contributions of a committee member who received the committee Rock Star recognition.  They are long-standing members of the chapter and outstanding leaders and role models in the meeting industry. (This award was last presented in 2017.)

2016-2017    Kelli Myers, Gartner

2015-2016    Chelsea Williams, Imagination Branding

2014-2015    Colleen Cussick, Brantley Live Event Production

2013-2014    Jamie Hulet, Grand Ole Opry Entertainment Group

2012-2013    Jamie Hulet, Grand Ole Opry Entertainment Group

2011-2012    Robin Jones, RiverStone Resort & Spa

2010-2011    Aven Humphreys, CMP, Union University School of Pharmacy

2009-2010    Marilyn Johnson, CMP, Independent Meeting Planner

2008-2009    Chera Wilbanks, Shoney’s

2007-2008    Melanie Clifford, Dancing Bear Lodge

2006-2007    Janice McCallen, ServiceMaster Clean

2005-2006    Maureen Wilde, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

2004-2005    Tracey Henninger, Holiday Inn Select Downtown Memphis

2003-02004    Cindy Crill Brewer, CMP, Destination King

2002-2003    Vicky Garner, CMP, Nashville Sheraton Downtown

1999-2000    Rick Weaver, Adventure Development

1998-1999    Lucy Kelly, Planet Hollywood

1997-1998    Carol Norfleet, Destination Nashville

1996-1997    Lee Mays, Helen L. Moskovitz & Associates

1994-1995    Courtney McGee, CMP, Event Logistics, Inc.

1993-1994    Will Reynolds, MediaMan Productions

Recognizes an MPI Tennessee Chapter member for their enthusiastic contributions to the chapter, involvement in a committee and demonstrated leadership ability during their first three years of membership in MPI and MPI Tennessee Chapter. (This award was last presented in 2017.)

2016-2017    Kayce Kiningham, CMP, Starr Weddings & Entertainment ; Marisa McWilliams, BB King's Blues Club Nashville

2015-2016    Chelsea Williams, Imagination Branding

2014-2015    Erika Biddix, CMP, MAC Meetings & Events

2013-2014    Kristen Richardson, Emdeon

2012-2013    Valerie Summers, Gary Musick Productions

2011-2012    Susan Raque, French Lick Resort 

2010-2011    Laura Schimmel, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

2009-2010    Katie Rogers, Emdeon

2008-2009    Mitch Fielder, Liberty Party Rental

2007-2008    Catherine Giles, ADS Security

           Falon Veit, Event Logistics, Inc.

2006-2007    Scarlett Coffman, Dave & Buster’s

2005-2006    Natalie Norris, CMP, American Association for State & Local History

2004-2005    Tricia Hayes, HealthStream

2003-2004    Sarah Timm, CMP, TravelTime, Inc.

2002-2003    Bethany Carlson, Provident Music Group

2001-2002    Mary Higgins, Opryland Resort/Nashville

            Cindy Crill, Destination King/Memphis

Recognizes a Tennessee Chapter member who has gone beyond the call of duty, providing outstanding contributions to the chapter. Selected upon discussion of president, immediate past president and president-elect, and ultimately the president can make the final decision on the recipient yearly.  All chapter members are eligible. 

2018-2019 Macro Productions ; Patrick Biddix

2017-2018 Michelle Johnson, The Anchor Group, LLC

2016-2017 Adam Spivey, Hutton Hotel ; Tammy Gilbert Cardona, CMP, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation

2015-2016 East Region - Melanie Clifford, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pigeon Forge

Central Region - Angela Layton CMP CMM, NASBA and Robyn Bass, Maple Ridge Events

West Region - Tiffani Wilson, Marriott International

2014-2015  Kate Shattuck, CMP, Integrated Solutions & Services; Tracy Schenk, Schenk Photography; Blair Owen, Big Cypress Lodge

2013-2014   Shannon Yeater, Westhaven Golf Club; Kristi Sowards, Knoxville Convention Center; Sophia Boulanger, Hilton Memphis

2012-2013   Tracy Wray, Hutton Hotel

2011-2012   Susan Raque, French Lick Resort 

2010-2011   Melanie Clifford, Dancing Bear Lodge

2009-2010   Don England, Gary Musick Productions; Caroline Platz, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel; Tracy Schenk, Schenk Photography

2008-2009   Kathryn Smith, Franklin-Williamson County CVB;  Angela Layton, CMP, Tennessee Medical Association

2007-2008   Scarlett Coffman, Dave & Buster’s; Teri McAlister, CMP, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

2006-2007   Lyn Hopmayer, MPI Tennessee Chapter

2005-2006   Carol Norfleet, CMP, DMCP, Destination Nashville; Larry Baltz, Republic Speaker’s Bureau

2004-2005   Kellye Murphy, Williamson County CVB;  Kathy LaBrec, Event Tech

2003-2004  Larry Baltz, Republic Speaker’s Bureau; Sheena de Giorgio, CMP, Embassy Suites Nashville South/Cool Springs; Carol Hodge, Gary Musick Company; Gary Music, Gary Musick Company

2002-2003   Michele Carson, CMP, Ingram Book Group; Cindy Crill, CMP, Destination King;Vicky Garner, CMP, Sheraton Nashville Downtown; T. Clark Miller, Rainforest Café; Michael Owen, All Access

Recognizes quiet leaders who continually stand behind the chapter, supporting it and pushing it forward. A leader whose inner strength, character and integrity are seen by everyone around yet not often traits they see in themselves.  Final selection of this award is made by the Past Leaders Council and suggestions are made to the committee by the Board of Directors.  

2018-2019    Rip Beazley, Brown's Florist

2017-2018    Holly Stevenson, CMP, PESI

2016-2017    Caroline Platz, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

2015-2016    Carol Norfleet CMP DMCP, Destination Nashville

2014-2015    Julie Woodruff-Hurst, CMP, Liberty Party Rentals

2013-2014    Natalie Norris,  Meetings and More

2012-2013    Melody Carr, HCA Healthcare

2011-2012    Nancy Deal, Nashville Airport Marriott

2010-2011    Beverly King, CMMM, NetConnect Group

2009-2010    Judy Sadler, Tennessee Pharmacists Association

2008-2009    Sharon Hill, Municipal Auditorium

2007-2008    Jenny McFall, Willis Conference Center

Recognizes the meeting that had the greatest impact on our members and provided a return on investment. (This award is based on attendee evaluations and is awarded to all vendors involved in producing the meeting.)


Central Region

 

2015-2016

Understanding Your Leverage

Speaker:  Michael Dominguez, MGM Grand Resorts

Sponsor:  Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown

 

2014-2015

Serve to Be Great: How Being Selfless Will Help You Sell the Roof Off

Speaker:  Matt Tenney

Event Sponsors:  Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Liberty Party Rental, Take Away Catering

 

2013-2014

Is There a Difference Between a Great Manager and a Great Leader

Speaker:  Rick Weaver 
Event Sponsor:  Hutton Hotel

 

2012-2013

Hands On Technology for the Meeting Professional

Speaker:  John Chen 
Event Sponsors:  Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge, Constant Craving Catering, Inc.,    Liberty Party Rental and Nashville Airport Marriott

 

2011-2012

When Everyone is Getting on Your Last Nerve

Speaker: Ollie Mannino 
Event Sponsors:  Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Constant Craving Catering and Southern Events Party Rental

2010-2011

Speaker: Patrick O’Malley
Event Sponsors: Maggiano’s Nashville, Schenk Photography

2009-2010

Speaker:Steven Foster, CMP
Event Sponsors: Hard Rock Café Nashville, Middle TN Audio Visual, Playing by Air

 

 

East Region

 

2015-2016   

Lights, Cameras, Microphones!

Speaker:  Colleen Cussick, OnStage

Sponsors:  Hilton Knoxville Airport, OnStage

 

2014-2015

The One Thing That’s Keeping You From the Next Level of Success

Speaker:  Bridget DiCello

Event Sponsor:   The Peabody Memphis

 

2013-2014

Digital Teambuilding for Meeting Professionals

Speaker:  John Chen
Event Sponsors:  Knoxville Airport Hotel and Anchor Transportation

 

2012-2013

Let MPI Rock Your World Road Trip

Speaker:  Jeffrey Magee/Why Most People & Organizations “SUC" 

Event Sponsors:  East Tennessee Historical Society, Rosa’s Catering, Grand Avenue,   Graceful Tables and Sound Revue

 

2011-2012

Daydream It, Believe It, Achieve It

Speaker:  Michael Lyons
Event Sponsor:  Marriott Downtown Nashville

 

2010-2011

Speaker:  Speaker Sue

Event Sponsor:  RiverStone Resort & Spa


2009-2010

Speaker:  Bill Carlson

Event Sponsor:  Dancing Bear Lodge 



West Region

 

2015-2016

Past President’s Road Trip

Speakers:  Sheryl Baker, The Peabody, Robyn Bass, Maple Ridge Events, Caroline Platz, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Carol Norfleet CMP DMCP, Destination Nashville

 

2014-2015

The Why and How of Event Measurement (MPI Foundation “Parking Spot” Grant Program)

Speaker:  Robyn Bass

Event Sponsor:  Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West/Cedar Bluff

 

2013-2014

Digital Teambuilding for Meeting Professional

Speaker: John Chen
 Event Sponsors: Ruth Chris, Nolan Production Group, and Anchor Transportation

 

2012-2013

Let MPI Rock Your World Road Trip

Speaker: Jeffrey Magee/Why Most People & Organizations “SUC”
Event Sponsors: Dixon Gallery Gardens, Bailey’s Executive Catering, Graceful Tables and  Grand Avenue.

 

2011-2012
Boring Meetings Suck
Speaker: Jon Petz 
Event Sponsor:  The Peabody Memphis, Swank Audio Visual

2010-2011
Speaker: Patrick O’Malley
Event Sponsors: ServiceMaster Clean, Bailey’s Executive Catering

2009-2010
Speaker:  Mandi Stanley
Event Sponsors: Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel, Swank Audio Visuals 

2007-2008
The Peabody Memphis

2006-2007
Brooks Museum

2005-2006
Jillian’s Memphis

Recognizes a Tennessee Chapter member who has gone beyond the call of duty, providing outstanding contributions to the chapter. Selected upon discussion of president, immediate past president and president-elect, and ultimately the president can make the final decision on the recipient yearly.  All chapter members are eligible. 

Central Region

2018-2019    Shannon Worley, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
2017-2018    Macro Productions
2016-2017    Rip Beazley, Brown's Florist
2015-2016    Jamie Hulet, Grand Ole Opry Entertainment Group
2014-2015    Emdeon
2013-2014    Gary Musick Production
2012-2013    Schenk Photography
2011-2012    Grand Avenue Transportation
2010-2011    Tracy Schenk, Schenk Photography
2009-2010    Gary Musick, Gary Musick Productions
2008-2009    Liberty Party Rental

 

East Region

2015-2016    Melanie Clifford, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pigeon Forge
2014-2015    Angie Campbell, Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff
2013-2014    Erika Biddix, CMP, MAC Meetings & Events
2012-2013    Robin Jones, RiverStone Resort & Spa
2011-2012    Melanie Clifford, Dancing Bear Lodge
2010-2011    Hard Rock Café Gatlinburg
2009-2010    Dancing Bear Lodge
2008-2009    Melanie Clifford, Dancing Bear Lodge


West Region

2018-2019    Tammie Vogel, CMP, International Paper
2017-2018    Jamie Hulet, HMCC, Associated Builders & Contractors
2016-2017    Tiffani Wilson, Marriott International
2015-2016    Antwone Stigall CMP, West Wing Events
2014-2015    Antwone Stigall, New Memphis Institute
2013-2014    FedEx
2012-2013    The Peabody Memphis
2013-2012    Janice McCallen, ServiceMaster Clean
2012-2011    Eva Goodson Eagen, Memphis CVB
2009-2010    ServiceMaster Clean
2008-2009    The Peabody Memphis

2013-2014    Shannon Yeater, Westhaven Golf Club
2012-2013    Tammy Gilbert Cardona, CMP, Nashville CVB
2011-2012    Tracy Wray, Hutton Hotel
2010-2011    Melanie Clifford, Dancing Bear Lodge
2011-2012    Carl Haley, Grand Avenue Transportation
2010-2011    Butch Spyridon, Nashville CVB
2009-2010    Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville
2004-2005    Sheena de Giorgio, CMP, Embassy Suites Nashville South/Cool Springs
2007-2008    Musician’s Hall of Fame
2005-2006    Loews Vanderbilt Hotel 
2004-2005    Country Music Hall of Fame    
2003-2004    Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
2002-2003    Embassy Suites Nashville South/Cool Springs
2001-2002    Sheraton Music City Hotel
2000-2001    Jillian’s Nashville
1999-2000    Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
1998-1999    Forest Crossing Golf Course
1997-1998    The City of Chattanooga
1996-1997    The Nashville Arena
1995-1996    Hard Rock Café
1994-1995    Belle Meade Country Club
1993-1994    Opryland Hotel
1992-1993    Belle Meade Plantation
1991-1992    The Peabody Memphis
2007-2008    Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2006-2007    Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
2005-2006    Lipscomb University
2004-2005    Music Valley Event Center

2017-2018    Michael Owen, EventGenuity, LLC
1995-1996    Marie Stanley, Retired, Aladdin Synergistics Inc.
1994-1995    R. Harold Hipps, CMP, R. & Associates
1989-1990    Helen Moskovitz, Helen Moskovitz & Associates

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