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Phoenix Awards

Each year, MPI Georgia holds an annual awards event called The Phoenix Awards. This event recognizes members who volunteer their time and contribute to the success of our chapter. Nominations for awards open up each spring.

 


The 2017 Phoenix Awards Honors the Chapter’s Membership

The 2017 Phoenix Awards: Rising from the Ashes Celebrating Southern Legacy was a night of celebration. This annual awards gala recognizes our chapter’s volunteer members and sponsors as well as the overall successes of another great year. Through the amazing support of our sponsors, the Phoenix Awards were held June 15, 2017 at the Atlanta History Center in the heart of Buckhead.

A huge thank you to our Premier Annual Sponsors: Atlanta CVB, Visit Raleigh, Topper Worldwide Transportation, PhotoSynthesis Studio; and to our 2017 Phoenix Awards Sponsors: Active Production and Design, A Divine Event, Atlanta Fever Entertainment, Atlanta History Center, BBJ Linen Rental, Be a Star Entertainment, Caesars Entertainment, Courtney Renee Jazz, Daytona Beach CVB, Discover DeKalb CVB,  Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead, Fuse Graphics, Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Greater Birmingham CVB, Greene Worldwide Transportation, Hilton Atlanta, Jekyll Island Georgia, L.E.D Experience Design, Loews Hotels, Louisville CVB, Modern Luxury, Peachtree Tents & Events, Tulip Blooming Creations, We Rent Atlanta, and the World of Coca-Cola!

A HUGE shout out and thank you to the 2017 Phoenix Awards Committee, chaired by Brittany Hinger. MPI Georgia is successful because of our volunteers and these members rose to the occasion! It was an amazing evening of entertainment, engaging conversation and electrifying energy. 

Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners!

 

Award

 

Recipient

 

 

Committee of the Year

 

 

2016 Phoenix Awards Committee

 

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Rising Star of the Year

 

 

Lissette Mathus
Dave & Buster's Atlanta

 

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Chapter Leader of the Year

 

Planner Member of the Year

 

 

Chris Bonnett, CMP
Omnience

 

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Supplier Member of the Year

 

 

Tara Brashear
Freeman

 

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Innovative Concept Award

 

 

2017 Tech Summit: App & The Game of Techs

 

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Hall of Fame

 

 

Ginny Izydore
Barnsley Resort

 

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Hayward C. Cox, Jr., CMP Continuing Quality Award

 

 

Carol D. Hall
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center

 

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The Lorraine Powell Membership Award

 

 

Eileen Roehl, CMP
Murfee Meetings Group

 

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President's Award

 

 

Sybil A. Lee, CMP
World of Coca-Cola

 

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The 2016 Phoenix Awards Honors the Chapter’s Membership

The 2016 Phoenix Awards: The Speakeasy offered “A Night of Vintage Glamour” and lots of celebration. This annual awards gala recognizes our chapter’s volunteer members and sponsors as well as the overall successes of another great year. Through the amazing support of our sponsors, the Phoenix Awards were held June 30, 2016 at Flourish by Legendary Events in the heart of Buckhead.

A huge thank you to our Premier Annual SponsorsAtlanta CVB, Visit Raleigh, Topper Worldwide Transportation, PWP Studios; and to our 2016 Phoenix Awards SponsorsAbsolute ENT, Active Production and Design, Branding Hawk, Button It Up, Caesars, Collection Event Furnishings, Courtney Renee Jazz, Emory Conference Center Hotel, Event Drapery, Flourish, Greater Birmingham CVB, Greene Worldwide Transportation, Hilton Atlanta, Humor Wins, Jekyll Island Georgia, Juice Studios, Louisville CVB, Martino-White Printing, NYC & Company, Party Tables, Shepard Exposition, St. Louis CVB, the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Westin Hotel and the Yonah Mountain Vineyards!

A HUGE shout out and thank you to the 2016 Phoenix Awards Committee, chaired by Brittany Hinger and Jamie Lea Shiver. MPI Georgia is successful because of our volunteers and these members rose to the occasion! It was an amazing evening of entertainment, engaging conversation and electrifying energy. 

Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners!

 

Award

 

Recipient

 

 

Committee of the Year

 

 

Membership Retention Committee:

Hayley Burch, CMP - Chair

The Ridges Resort & Marina

 

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Rising Star of the Year

 

 

Steven Schumacher
Emory Conference Center Hotel

 

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Chapter Leader of the Year

Hall of Fame

The Lorraine Powell
Membership Recruitment Award

 

Jeff Whitney
Event Transportation Atlanta

 

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Planner Member of the Year

 

 

Ashley Izydore
Children's Heathcare of Atlanta

 

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Supplier Member of the Year

 

 

Ginny Izydore
Barnsley Resort

 

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Innovative Concept Award

 

Fall Classic "Plan B":
Christopher Yueh - Chair
AIA Atlanta

Kathi Kelly - Logistics Chair
KSL Resorts

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Hayward C. Cox, Jr., CMP
Continuing Quality Award

 

 

Lesli Castaneda, CMP
Cox Enterprises

 

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President's Award

 

 

Pamela Shepherd
USMostivation

 

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The 2015 Phoenix Awards was truly A Spirited Soirée! 

A BIG thank you to our Premier Annual SponsorsAtlanta CVB, Visit Raleigh and DoubleTree by Hilton; and to our 2015 Phoenix Awards SponsorsAmerican Spirit Works, Choose Chicago, Legendary Events, Proof of the Pudding, Event Rentals Unlimited, Meet College Park Georgia, The MAGNUM Companies Ltd., QuestDrape, PWP Studio, Party Tables, AFR Event Furnishings and Amp’d Entertainment. 

A HUGE shout out and thank you to the 2015 Phoenix Awards Committee, chaired by Anna Williams of Juice Studio and Tracy Keller, CMP of ASHRAE. MPI Georgia is successful because of our volunteers and these members rose to the occasion! It was an amazing evening of entertainment, engaging conversation and electrifying energy. Congratulations to all the nominees and to the winners.

Take a look at this year’s award recipients: 

 

Award

 

Recipient

 

 

Committee of the Year

 

 

The Gathering 2015
Chair: Sybil Lee, CMP
The Coca-Cola Compan

 

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Rising Star of the Year

 

 

Kalen Parks, CMP
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

 

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Chapter Leader of the Year

 

 

Andy Williams, CMP, TMP 
Destination South Meetings & Events

 

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Supplier Member of the Year

 

 

Jeff Whitney  
Event Transportation / Atlanta

 

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Planner Member of the Year

 

 

Cynthia Alford, DMCP
Destination South Meetings & Events

 

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Shining Star of the Year

 

 

Carol Hall
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center

 

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Hall of Fame

 

 

Hayward C. Cox, Jr., CMP
Retired

 

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Hayward C. Cox, Jr., CMP 
Continuing Quality Award

 

 

Dwayne Keller
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

 

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Lorraine Powell Membership Recruitment Award

 

 

Connie Bergeron, CMP
Site Selection Solutions, Inc.

 

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Student Member of the Year

 

 

Sara Mellars
Canoe 

 

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President's Award 

 

 

Kit McClung, CMP
Callaway Gardens

 

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