Top Performing Chapter Award

Great Lakes Education Summit
November 3-5 - Traverse City, MI
Event Information

Top Performing Chapter Award

 

 

Past Award Recipients

In addition to the Chapter Award winners below, Wisconsin is proud to recognize 15 International Award winners who call Wisconsin home.

 


Pioneers Who Founded MPI:Serge Logan,CM
Damian Mogilka, CM
Rosemary Steinfest, CM
Jim Goebel, CM
International Presidents:Coleman, CMM
Jim Goebel, CM
Ed Scannell, CSP, CMP
Ed Simeone
International Planners of the Year:Steve Clark,
Ed Scannell, CSP, CMP
Janet Sperstad, CMP

 


International Marion Kershner Chapter Leaders:Julie Peterman, CMP
Ed Simeone
International Supplier of the Year:Coleman, CMM
Global Paragon Winners:Energy Center of Wisconsin
MPI Award of Excellence:Wisconsin Chapter
CIC Hall of Fame Inductee:Ed Scannell, CSP, CMP

 


Our 2017-2018 Award Recipients

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s member recognition awards.  The Gala was held on September 20th at The Miller High Life Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:

 

Laura MacIsaac, CMP - Monona Terrace Convention Center

Industry Partner:

 

Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau

Meeting Industry Advocate:

 

Shannon Timmerman, CMP  -  Wilderness Resort

Planner of the Year:

 

Alison Huber, CMP - Fox World Travel

Rising Star Award:

 

Sherry Wolff  -  American Club Resort Hotel

Supplier of the Year:

 

Cathy Cluff - Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau

Team of the Year:

 

Spring Education Day Team

President's Award:

 

Danielle Ziegler, CMP, CVT


2018 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger Scholarship: 
The Founder's Grant: 

 

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards gala was held on September 11th at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI. Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:Carmen Smalley, CMP - Milwaukee Area Technical College
Industry Partner:Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
Meeting Industry Advocate:Reggie Driscoll, CMP  -  State Bar of Wisconsin
Planner of the Year:Cheryl Oswald, CMP - Kohl's Department Stores
Rising Star Award:Jason Kauffeld  -  Green Lake Conference Center
Supplier of the Year:Deana Heinisch  -  Waukesha Pewaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Team of the Year:April Chapter Meeting Team
President's Award:Katie McGinnis - The Iron Horse Hotel.

2017 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger Scholarship:Ann Breitenbach - Madison College
The Founder's Grant:Carmen Smalley, CMP and JoEllen Graber

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards gala was held on September 11th at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI. Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:Alison Huber, CMP - MDS Association Management
Industry Partner:Visit Milwaukee
Meeting Industry Advocate:Laura MacIsaac, CMP  -  Monona Terrace Convention Center
Planner of the Year:Tracey Bockhop, CMP - Meet Meetings
Rising Star Award:Nicole Ellickson, CMP  -  Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Supplier of the Year:David Helgeson, CMP  -  Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center 
Team of the Year:Social Media Team
President's Award:Maria Peot  - Milwaukee Area Technical College

2016 Scholarship Winners

The Founder's Grant:Maria Peot

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards gala was held on September 11th at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI. Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:Steve Lorenz, CMP - Meetings & Incentives Worldwide
Industry Partner:The Osthoff Resort
Meeting Industry Advocate:Frost Williams - Visit Milwaukee
Planner of the Year:Amy Qualmann, CMP - WIsconsin Association of School Boards
Rising Star Award:Sarah Banach - Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Supplier of the Year:Michelle Tyo-Johnson - NorthCoast Productions
Team of the Year:2015 Spring Education Team
President's Award:Jen Hlavachek, The North Central Group

2015 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger, CMP Scholarship:Jen Nadolski
The Founder's Grant:Susan Kainz

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards gala was held on September 11th at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI. Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:Jodi Goldbeck, CMP - Madison Area Technical College
Industry Partner:Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau
Meeting Industry Advocate:Carmen Smalley, CMP – Milwaukee Area Technical College
Planner of the Year:Jennifer Mell, CMP - Gant Meetings
Rising Star Award:Kristen Salewski, CMP - Rural Mutual Insurance Company
Supplier of the Year:Anna Anderson, CMP -- Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton
Team of the Year:2013 Awards Gala
President's Award:Deana Birmingham-Heinisch, Waukesha & Pewaukee CVB

2014 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger, CMP Scholarship:Bethany Babcock
The Founder's Grant:Cheryl Oswald

On September 5, 2013 the Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International held its annual Awards Gala at the Marriott Madison West. Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:Tami Gilbertson, CMP
Industry Partner:Tri-Marq Communications, Inc.
Meeting Industry Advocate:Jodi Goldbeck, CMP
Planner of the Year:Sherry Lee, CMP
Rising Star Award:Maria Peot
Supplier of the Year:Tom Graybill
Team of the Year:Golf Outing Team

2013 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger, CMP Scholarship:Carina Wilz
Professional Development Grant:Deana Birmingham-Heinisch

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:Mae Ibe, CMP
Industry Partner:Wilderness Territory/Glacier Canyon Conference Center
Meeting Industry Advocate:Susan Kainz
Planner of the Year:Naomi Tucker, CMP
President's Award:Jen Hlavachek
Rising Star Award:Melissa Amado Tansor
Supplier of the Year:Alison Huber, CMP
Team of the Year:March Event Team

2011 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger, CMP Scholarship:Kaitlyn Hafeman
Professional Development Grant:Nicole Raudabaugh

 

Janet Sperstad, CMP, was recognized for her 25 years in MPI-Wisconsin with a special tribute on her role in enhancing the meeting profession. Special guests celebrating with Janet included: Ann Godi, former MPI Chair from Atlanta, GA; Banz Ledin from Spotme.com in Switzerland; Amanda Cecil, professor at Indiana University and IUPUI; Turina Bakken, Associate Vice President of Madison College; and a video tribute from former MPI-WI president Glenn Brill, CMP (1996-1997).

This year MPI-WI added a special panel discussion to the event, featuring Jeff Skiles, co-pilot of the famous “Miracle on the Hudson” flight. The Educational Discussion Panel was titled “Trends in Group Travel for the Meeting and Events Industry” and focused on destination trends, traveling safety, and proper protocol. The Panelists included were Rose Gray, Fox World Travel; Mae Ibe, CMP; Paulette Heney, CMM, Meetings & Incentives; and special guest, Jeff Skiles, EAA, and the co-pilot of the famous “Miracle on the Hudson flight.”

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:Janet Sperstad, CMP
Industry Partner:Madison Area Technical College
Meeting Industry Advocate:Tami Gilbertson, CMP
Planner of the Year:Paulette Heney, CMM
President's Award:Shannon Timmerman, CMP and Michelle Eggert, CMP
Rising Star Award:Jill Schroeder
Supplier of the Year:Shannon Timmerman, CMP
Team of the Year:Website/Social Media team

2011 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger, CMP Scholarship:Melissa Amado
Professional Development Grant:Michelle Eggert, CMP, Tina Jacobson, CMP, Jillian Schroeder and Janet Sperstad, CMP

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:Michelle Eggert, CMP
Industry Partner:Energy Center of Wisconsin
Journalism Award:Michelle Reed, CMP
Meeting Industry Advocate:Alison Huber, CMP
Planner of the Year:Tami Gilbertson, CMP
President's Award:Susan Kainz
Rising Star Award:Jen O’Branovich
Supplier of the Year:Sue Lidstrom
Team of the Year:Midwest Conference Team

2010 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger, CMP Scholarship:Nicole Putchel
Professional Development Grant:Annette Konicek

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:Cindy Foley, CMP
Industry Partner:Fox Cities CVB
Journalism Award:Jennifer Hallett
Meeting Industry Advocate:Susan Arts, CMP
Planner of the Year:Lynette Resch, CMP
President's Award:Taci Tolzman
Rising Star Award:Tracey Bockhop
Supplier of the Year:Susan Kainz
Team of the Year:Community Outreach

2009 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger, CMP Scholarship:Matthew Baumler
Professional Development Grant:Vicky Zacharias

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame:Cinda Vingers, CMP
Industry Partner:Wisconsin Dells VCB
Journalism Award:Sue Lidstrom
Meeting Industry Advocate:Paulette Heney, CMM
Planner of the Year:Linda Hale
President's Award:Tami Gilbertson, CMP
Rising Star Award:Joey Greeno
Supplier of the Year:Laura Cornell, CMP
Team of the Year:Fall Education Day
Co-Chairs: Marin Medema and Cindy J. Foley, CMP

2008 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger, CMP Scholarship:Alexandra Chugina
Professional Development Grant:Carmen Smalley
 
 

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