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Industry Designation "Human Resource" Program

 

MPI Potomac has developed a program that will allow our members with industry designations to share their experiences and expertise with the future CMP's, CMM's, CEM's, CGMP's etc., of tomorrow. In 2012 we launched the first Industry Designation "Human Resource" Program. We will be using our greatest resource; experienced, working industry peers within MPI Potomac, to help answer inquiries, provide direction, leadership, general knowledge and share personal experience with those MPI Potomac members interested in taking ownership of their own professional development by acquiring one or more of the various industry designation and certification programs.

Below is a list of MPI Potomac members willing to accept your outreach with questions regarding their particular designation and industry discipline and resulting in helping to act as a trusted counselor or supporter to guide you through the process. Who best to learn from than from someone who has already gone through the process? Most communication will be via e-mail, telephone, and to a lesser degree, in person if both parties desire and are able to meet face-to-face.

Based on the amount of interest our designation volunteers receive on this initial program we may provide a more formalized program later down the road in which a mentor and mentee are identified and matched for a specified period of time. 

 

CAE - Certified Association Executive

Kathleen Cochran, CAE, CMP 
VP Meetings
National Assn. of Health Underwriters
kcochran@nahu.org
**Request Email Only**

 

Elise Lindsey, CMP, CAE
VP Business Development
Production Associates
703.476.4600
elindsey@productionassociates.com

 


CASE - Certified Association Sales Executive

 

Sally Slater, CASE
Regional Director of Sales
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
703.684.0456
sslater@broward.org

 


CEM - Certified in Exhibition Management

 

Diana DeJoy, CMP, CEM 
International Manager, Operations
Biotechnology Industry Organization
202.255.9761
ddejoy@bio.org

 


CGMP - Certified Government Meeting Professional

 

Mikki Strompf, CGMP, CMP
Meeting Planner
Booz, Allen, Hamilton
703.984.1518
Strompf_mikki@bah.com

 


CMM - Certified Meeting Manager 

 

John C. Anderson
Senior Manager, Conference Center
The Pew Charitable Trusts 
202.552.2148
janderson@pewtrusts.org

 

Katie Herritage, CMM, CMP, CSEP
Public Sector and East Coast Events Manager
AWS
703.234.5435
Katie@herritage.com

 


CMP Certified Meeting Professional

(see additional CMP's under other designation categories)

Jason Watkins, CMP
Director of Meetings
American Anthropological Association
703.528.19.02 
jwatkins@aaanet.org

 

Deidre “DeDe” Walsh, CMP, CTS 
National Sales Manager 
Projection Presentation Technology
301.575.2755
dwalshe@projection.com

 


CSEP - Certified Special Event Professional

 

Cynthia McDowell, CSEP, CMP 
Meeting & Event Planner
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Assn.
703.526.1090
cmcdowell@nssga.org

 


For more information please contact our Career Development Committee Chair:

 

Sigrid Velez-Nelson
Senior Sales Manager
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
100 Heron Blvd
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 901-6321
sigrid.velez@hyatt.com

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