@MPISTL – December 2017 – Membership Offer

December Membership Offer

Jumpstart your career with rewarding connections! Join MPI at www.mpiweb.org/join and use code Holiday17 before December 31st to receive $100 off your Premier/Preferred Supplier and Planner membership.


@MPISTL – December 2017 – New Members & Anniversaries

Welcome New Members!

Brian Blankenship, Dierbergs Markets
Justin Cristiano, Partner, Red Oak Meetings & Events
Lauren Goldberg, Student, Columbia College
Anthea Halpryn, Senior Event Manager, Marriott International
Lisa Hunt, National Events  Management, McCarthy
Nicole Husted, CMP, Sr Programs Manager, MAC Meetings & Events
Christy Jones, Manager, Event Management, Equifax Inc.
Alisa Kelly, Facility Coordinator, Nestle Purina PetCare
Roger Mitchell, Partner, Red Oak Meetings & Events
Jessica Peek, Student, Missouri State University
Lauren Pimmel, Senior Event Planner, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Ellen Scott, Marketing & Communications Event Specialist, Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.
Melanie Senniger, CMP, Meeting/Event Manager, Channel Impact
Christina Severin, Student, Southern Illinois University
Debbie Smith, Associate Project Manager, RGA
Jordan Stack, Student, University of Missouri – Columbia
Christina Walsh, Event & Catering Director, 612North Event Space + Catering
Ashley Zboray, Senior Sales Executive, Marriott St. Louis Grand
Chance Ziegler, CEO/President, Forethought Events LLC

Member Anniversaries

44 Years
Robert Green, CMP CM

32 Years
Patricia McManus, CMP CTSM, Market Engagement, Boeing Company

18 Years
Adele Gianino, CMP, Director, Meetings & Travel, Catholic Health Association

10 Years
John Bettag, CMP, Vice President of Sales, St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission

7 Years
Ashley Patrick, CMP, Meeting Manager, Intalere

3 Years
Sarah Cramer, Senior Event Planner, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Christine Busiek, CMP, Director, Meetings & Events, The Informed Meetings Exchange (Inmex)

1 Year
Yvonne Costales, Director of Sales, Radisson Hotel Branson
Amy Baca, National Sales Manager, Chase Park Plaza Hotel
Michelle Robinson, Meeting Planner, Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Molly Dempsey, Community Relations Manager, The Family Arena


@MPISTL – December 2017 – Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight – Lenny Klinger

This month’s spotlight is on Lenny Klinger. Lenny joined the St. Louis Area Chapter in May and immediately jumped in to volunteer on the EduCon Committee. He assisted with securing speakers and helped bring in the Keynote Speaker, Sam Glenn.

Lenny hails from New York and settled in St. Louis in 1983. He formed two musical groups, Galaxy and GalaxyRed, which are based out of St. Louis and perform all over the country.

Representing the Las Vegas Speakers Bureau in the Midwest and East Coast, Lenny is an Entertainment Buyer and Speaker Specialist for Jaki Baskow.

In addition to the work he does with the Speakers Bureau, he is an event planner and books national acts for corporations and casinos.

Lenny likes to step out every now and then for a glide across the dance floor, practicing his salsa and merengue steps. He is also a lover of Latin music.

When asked if he is a binge-watcher, he said, “I have binged ‘Game of Thrones’ and one snowy day, it was ‘Orange is the New Black’.”

When you see Lenny at the next event, please take the time to introduce yourself.


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