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Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award is presented each quarter to the chapter member (planner or supplier) who exhibits a strong sense of initiative on behalf of the Chapter and the meetings industry during the most-recent quarter. This individual shows promise as a future leader based on a record of committee service, overall volunteerism and participation in Chapter activities.

Who Can Nominate A Rising Star Candidate?

Members are nominated by their peers and the final vote is taken by the Awards Nominating Committee.

Who is eligible?

  • The candidate must be an active member in good standing with MPI Orlando.
  • The member has made significant continuous contributions to the chapter through MPI Global and MPI Orlando events attended, leadership and/or committee participation, authorized articles, professional designations, member recruitment, etc.

Who is not eligible?

  • Sitting Board of Directors members
  • Past award recipients


Past Rising Star Award Recipients


1st Quarter

Glendalis Gonzalez

2nd Quarter

Sarah Soliman

3rd Quarter

Anthony Casella





1st Quarter

Jessica Callahan

2nd Quarter

Holly Strout

3rd Quarter

Ashlyn Geoffrey

4th Quarter

Michael Glover


1st Quarter

Nikole Fridenmaker,CMP

2nd Quarter

Michelle Holm, PBC

3rd Quarter

Heather Hartland, CMP, CMM

4th Quarter

Laura Fletcher



Each year, MPI honors its best and brightest chapters and volunteers through the Recognizing Industry Success & Excellence (RISE) Awards.

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